Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lizard Ridge

I am working on this very exciting afghan, called "Lizard Ridge." It uses Japanese multicolored wool yarn. Each square uses a different (multi) colored skein. I am working on a pinkish bluish one now. The next one is bright red and green - sort of Christmas-like. It will eventually have 24 squares, all different colors, neatly sewn together. I love bright colors, so this is so much fun to knit.

I had a great day at work today. I had a quarterly presentation to give to the hospital's Governing Body and had spent weeks getting ready for this. Sometimes these go terribly, today it went well. I could say it was because of my superior preparation, but I am not so sure that would be accurate, and there would be no way to prove it anyway.

I decided over the weekend that I was going to write about some AA traditions and implications. Over the weekend, I decided to call a bunch of people who are currently active in AA service. I have not been active in service for a number of years. I wanted to get their take in a particular issue. It has been so much fun to talk with them about this. Not sure I will ever write about it, mainly because it has been done by other bloggers, and done well. Maybe it is a good thing to keep my take on it to myself.

I am tired, I got up very early this morning. I will get up very early tomorrow morning and go take a nice long run. (Long at this time is 3 miles - I know, it used to be 10 miles, but right now it is 3 - and I don't want to push it in the week prior to a triathlon.)

Happy to be a sober woman, sitting here at my dining room table again tonight. Life is good. And I thank God for his infinite mercy.

12 comments:

Carol said...

Infinite is the key word for me, beyond my comprehension, abundance. So glad to be getting to know you.

dAAve said...

Sleep well.

Lou said...

There is always room for another take on things...

Scott W said...

Is there some special way to sew together those knitted squares? I assume it is somehow different from regular sewing.

garden-variety drunk said...

Love all the colors and interesting texture!

Syd said...

MC, I would like to read your take on the AA traditions and implications. I know that you would have much to add.

I like the afghan. The colors remind me of water and sunsets.

Pam said...

You are so talented!
Maybe you could just write about the traditions randomly. Like draw one out of the hat every week or so. That would keep it from becoming tedious.

Mary Christine said...

Scott, there is a different way of sewing knitted stuff together. This one is going to be very tricky!

Gin said...

Oh I can't wait to see how that turns out. It looks beautiful and intricate already.

Trailboss said...

Good things Mary. I don't know how you have the patience for knitting but a lot of people do. They say it is soothing. The colors in that one are great.

Ed G. said...

I guess I'm the only one on the planet who can see the linkage between your blog, your afghan, and AA's traditions - something like pieces coming together.

I would love to hear your experience and thoughts on all of these.

Or, anything else you care to share.

Blessings and aloha...

diane d said...

I love the afghan!!!! What beautiful colors!!!