“Change Worlds”

A quote that I received from Real Simple magazine’s Daily Thought struck a chord.
The ‘thought’ comes from Henri Miller, “Why change the world? Change Worlds!”

Think about that a minute. You can easily find someone, some where writing or talking about how to change this world (whichever world they have in mind).
After reading that quote, I hesitated, saved it and moved on. While responding to a long ago lesson that ‘Monday is Wash Day’, those words re-surfaced and out loud, I said to myself …
Changing Worlds is like what I call, “Changing Hats!”.
For instance, while doing household chores today, I’m wearing my Homemaker Hat. Actually, that one plops solidly on my head several times a day since I’m the chief bottle-washer.

Hats that I prefer to wear are the Mom’s hat, Spinner’s Hat, Friend’s Hat, Knitter’s Hat and one I need to work on wearing more often, Weaver’s Hat. And!~ some of those hats fit better than others. (A not so good fit just means I need to practice more!)

In reality, our actions do change our Master World,
as well as each of the worlds that call for different hats.
Be aware of your actions and be thankful that we all have the opportunities to choose which hat we want to wear.

Happy Monday.

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A Final Wrap on Projects from 2012

Last week, all but one review of projects from 2012 that included a small sketch, Kool-aid dyeing, spinning, and a shawl knitted during the Ravellenic Games, left one more project to wrap up the year. The ‘What Would Miss Marple Knit?’ Shawl, which appropriately gets its own posting because it took longer than I want to admit, even has a few previous posts. To start from the beginning, read The Process and with this post, The Shoe Dropped, you can find the explanation for the first big delay. (Details regarding the pattern and yarn are included in ‘The Process’.)

In a nutshell, after re-knitting all those incorrect stitches, the charm of the project really lost its luster. The influence of girlfriends, who kept asking, ‘what about that shawl?’, began to bear down and instead of ‘The Closer’, I set a schedule of knitting every Sunday night through PBS shows. The pattern is certainly not difficult and that little red row counter kept me on track.

Finally, my very own Miss Marple Shawl, 90 inches across the top, 40 inches center length. (double-click on the photo to see stitches up close)

This photo is to show the color to best advantage. Here it is pretty intense, but with light through the stitches it mutes the shifting shades of color.

I couldn’t resist – he always accompanies me, regardless of the what it going on – even taking silly pictures of “that thing”.
Color contrast beautifully modeled here by my pal, Jesse…

Goodbye 2012.

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