Skip to main content

Yin and Yang

The fulcrum of this week has been Briton's birthday.  This year, there was special seating:

Madeleine ran a quick quality test before Briton (and Hannah) got here:
She approved.  She also managed to dislodge some of the lights,  Fairly easy fix, though.

We had a nice dinner, with lots of good conversation.  Between Hannah and Briton, video games are always a topic, and they always wind up at Pokemon.

The two of them are almost perfect polar opposites.  Other than their last name, the only thing the same about them is their father's brown eyes.  When they are on the same page, truly getting along, it is magic.  Out of this world.  When one or the other is a little snippy, it will crack an awful chasm between them that contaminates the entire time they spend together.  Either way, there's nothing to do but watch.


Comments

  1. But they are lovely people, and as long as they love each other in the end, it's all good, right?

    ReplyDelete
  2. So very perfectly put. THey are so good looking! Hope it was mostly all good!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The first time I heard my two sons, 4.5 years apart, have a civil conversation the elder was in college. Since then they have become friends.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Cold Shoulders

There were 589 stitches!  They were the beginning of this: It's the Superior Waves Shawl from Willow Yarns.  This is one of the kits Kathy was asking about the other day.
Speaking of which, here are this week's questions: Sure sign of Springs: bugs.  Has anything bitten you yet? No, though the carpenter bees are back flying around the bench on the front porch. Do you knit for practice?  I don't mean for gauge;  for a stitch pattern? If I have, I don't remember. Have you tried One Touch Latte for your coffee? Not a coffee drinker. Have you seen or tried Persi laundry detergent? I'd never heard of it 'til now. When was the last time you wore one of your own handknits? Over the weekend --- some socks made from Noro.
If the waves shawl weren't keeping me busy enough, I'm also working on 28's Cousin 53.  I'm making it out of yarn that will turn purple when I wear it in the sun. What will they think of next?

Hmmm?

Yesterday would have been my mother's 88th birthday.  I don't say that looking for sympathy --- it's just that the arithmetic surprised me.  Then I realized that next year, my husband would have been 70.  That is hard to get my mind around.
The shades-of-blue feather and fan shawl (the 589-stitcher) had to go into the "Maybe Another Day" file.  Somewhere along the way, I lost the pattern stitch and couldn't fix it without frogging way, way back.  It's irritated me to no end, but there really wasn't anything else to do.
Something occurred to me the other day.  If this is already being done, I didn't know, so I'm not trying to steal anyone's thunder.  You know those cake/cocoa/cookie mixes in a jar? Why couldn't that be done with yarn "cakes"?  


Babes

Hooray;  baby giraffe has arrived! Next to his parents, he looks almost like a toy, but when you put him next to anything else, you realize his size.  He's already taller than me: 5'9".
There's a naming contest for him.  I submitted "Reveille," as his arrival trumpeted us all awake yesterday.  That came to me as I was tumbling names around in my head.  His sire's name is Oliver, which, backward --- revilo --- brought Reveille to mind.
Babies are also front and center knitting-wise.  Two people in my orbit are expecting --- one having a boy, the other a girl.  I'm going with basics just now --- burp cloths, wash cloths, etc.  There's a little time yet in both pregnancies, so there's time to decide on the fancier things.  This is my first knitwear model, now waiting to be a big brother.  Time does fly.