It was our 39th wedding anniversary on June 16th. We were married in 1979 but we met in 1972. It just took me a long time to say yes, though he asked after two weeks. Here we are 1972 -- I'm 18 and he's 21 -- having fun in a photo booth. So many years and still so much joy.
4AM knitting -- me and the bear working out our feelings about the Joma sock and listening to Doc Watson instead of the birds because I am in a hurry to see how this sock turns out. Dropped down a size in needles (aka hat pins) to get a gauge that kept the stitch definition tight -- so am wondering if I will ever get my Cinderella foot into it!
For around 20 years I was an editor, webmistress and co-creator of the online quarterly, the Journal of Mythic Arts with author and editor, Terri Windling. We always called it JoMA...so when I saw this amazing hand-dyed JOMA yarn, I pretty much wanted it. So beautiful... I'll be making JOMA socks soon as I get the current pair off the needles. This is a lovely yarn (color: Cherry Bomb) hand dyed by Canadian indie artist Emjay Bailey whose work can be found throughout Canada and the US.
I already know these socks will be a blast to knit and that every time I put them on, I will smile remembering those years of working on the journal .
Every morning we hike at sunrise to watch the sun lift in the east and light up the Front Range in the west. The path is full of river stones and rocks. And at this one, I stop and say hello -- for it seems to me a perfect description of my working life: weaving, writing, and knitting. And I think, yes, even broken into three fragments, it is still whole.
Midori Snyder is the author of nine novels for children and adults. She won the Mythopoeic Award for The Innamorati, a novel inspired by early Roman myth and the Italian "Commedia dell'Arte" tradition. more>>