Long Weekend Ahead!

The only flower that it is guaranteed that the deer will not eat!!

Here in B.C. we are looking at a long weekend!  Three days of no work and no plans.  Well sort of no plans – I would like to finish the knitting of Painted Butterflies and then paint it!  That would be a great weekend!  Last night I found no knots in the yarn and made few mistakes and I knit 4.5 pattern repeats, only 11 repeats of the edging left!  Finishing the knitting is definitely do-able.  My husband may surprise me with a plan, usually an afternoon movie, I could go for that!  So really, it is going to be an aimless kind of weekend, I wonder what really will happen.

Do you ever wonder what happens to our plans, how they change as circumstances change around us?  “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.”  Robbie Burns knew what he was talking about with that statement – no matter how complete our plans there are always circumstances out of our control.  I have spent much of my life being a “go with the flow” type of person, it is less wearing on the nerves.

Life has recently taken me several new places and I have had to adapt to new circumstances – I am not quite sure how it all happened – but I have been changed.

DayLilies - fiery red spots in the garden! Inspiration for the new project!

The biggest change has been a real growth in my confidence level.  I am much more confident of my decisions in regards to my knitting.  I no longer hesitate when I am thinking of trying something new, look at what trying something new has done already!

I never thought of myself as lacking in confidence – I was always pretty sure of what I was doing and how I was doing it – Of who I was and how I got there.  But now it is different.  I am still trying to pinpoint the real difference.  For example, in some areas it is easy to see changes, they are logical outcomes of certain actions.

Blogging more has improved my typing – I can almost type as fast as my idea’s flow, my fingers will still get tangled over certain letters, s and d for example, still get reversed.  Another aspect of life I cannot control, but one I have adapted to.

Other changes are more subtle and much harder to identify.  I will always be adapting and trying to figure out what and how those adaptations will affect my life.  But mostly I will just knit and play and enjoy.  I will make plans and be ready to adjust because everything changes, and everyone has an affect on every person that they encounter.  More changes.

Yarn for the new project - a lace cowl, banded in the fiery Koigu, maybe with beads If I can find the right colour!

I am hoping to start another new project this weekend, and I am hoping to work on the ideas for the retreat this weekend, and I am hoping to finish the Painted Butterflies this weekend, and I am hoping to work on my Citron Shawl this weekend, and I am hoping to work on some pattern writting this weekend!  What path, what decision, what will happen this weekend?  I’ll let you know later!

What are your plans this weekend?  Hope that nothing “goes awry” and you have a great one!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Long Weekend Ahead!

  1. Lynne says:

    Hi Lynette,
    Thanks for sending me your blog address. Now I can write to you, not the store. Art and I so appreciate your earlier blog about your vacation to Whistler. I’d never spent any time there, and had never been up on a gondola, hadn’t even heard of Peak to Peak. We were planning a summer getaway anyway to nmy cousin’s in Vancouver, so Art started researching on the net, and we booked a room at the Crystal Lodge for a couple of nights on the way to Carol’s place.
    Last time I tried to scale a mountain, it was in Palm Springs, and I developed sudden severe ear pain, so couldn’t go. We tried again, and it wasn’t as bad – this was just driving uphill to the base of the mountain, what would the climb have been like – but it didn’t make sense to go up. So this time, I took some decongestant beforehand, and I was fine. Probably would have been anyway, but just to be sure.
    What a spectacular experience! It was a beautiful sunny day, and the temperature was just right. The Peak to Peak is such a marvel of technology and construction, and so comfortable a ride. There was one glitch in our ride back – about a ten-minute stop where everything stood still, and there was an announcement that we’d soon be under way again. Turns out the door on one of the gondolas wouldn’t shut, so everything shut down and they had to remove that one from the track.
    I put my christening blanket and the aeolian shawl in the Ex here, got honorable mention on the latter. Found Wool and Wicker in Steveston, bought a kit for a fan and feather shawl/throw in shades of red. It’s fun to knit, but boy is it red.
    It’s fun to read all the new ideas you’re trying and patterns you’re developin. Don’t know where you find the time, but am so grateful that you do. Your creations are wonderful to knit from.
    I’ve added your blog to My Favorites, so it won’t get lost again I hope.

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