Amazing...all the stuff eventually fit in the booth.
PVC pipe and swimming pool filters....simple yet effective.
We make a difference....
in 23 countries around the world....
This week we're in Pittsburgh (where PapaGeek and I grew up!!) for the Presbyterian General Assembly, representing Living Waters for the World. 5,000+ folks are expected to attend to set policy and visit the exhibition hall; we're hoping each and every one comes by our booth!
Let's celebrate clean water for ALL God's children!
The Secrets of Mary Bowser is my book this week, the story of a free slave who spys for the Union during the Civil War (or the War of Northern Aggression as it's referred to in my neck of the woods). Just started it, but it's caught me already.
I finished the kusha-kusha scarf, an extremely easy knit, but one I know I'll wear A LOT; half is stockinette stitch holding a cobweb wt merino with stainless steel--the other halfcontinues in stockinette with just the stainless steel. It's drapey, yet the stainless allows you to crinkle and shape it a bit. It's long, it's light--it's pretty perfect and was a wonderful vacation mindless knit.
Beach Affection will be done tomorrow. How can I be so darn sure about that? I'm a captive audience once again on a 10 hour car trip. I'm absolutely, positively, 100% sure I can knit 2" in 10 hours. (Pretty sure I can knit it in 5 hours if I have to take a turn driving!!!!)
Joining Ginny for yarnalong and Tami for WIP Wednesday!
I'm a beach walker......I walk aimlessly for miles and miles. Walk might be too energetic a word. Stroll, mosey, meandering may be more like it. I go at the pace of a loggerhead turtle (which once again, I didn't see)---maybe slower.
No one really wants to go with me, which is really OK. Pre-walk conversations go something like this...
: where are you going? to the beach.
: no WHERE??? no where
: what are you looking for? nothing/anything
: when are you coming home? sometime
What is the draw? The sound of the tides? The birds? The shells? The peacefulness? The alone-time? Don't know. It doesn't matter. I do love how the beach changes every day...yet stays the same. Some mornings there are zillions of huge pieces of sand dollars--the next day, not a piece to be found---yet, there is the whole one! Most days, the pelicans entertain with their aerial diving; one day they just flew by and didn't give us a second look.
This morning I was going to "sleep in"--and I did. I wasn't on the beach until 6:10. That was late. All day, I'm going to wonder what I missed. Were the dolphins up early? I probably missed the shrimp boats going out for the day. I missed the sunrise. But maybe I'll be there for the sunset.
And the treasures just waiting to be found....NC beach isn't a shell seeker's delight, but it's still fun finding sea urchins, assorted clams, baby ears, olives, slippers, oysters, mussels, augers, jingles, coquinas, limpet, moon, periwinkles, angelwings, sea glass, sand dollars, and one H-U-G-E conch (found by JR, not me!). Pieces of bonnets, tulip, pens, and giant tun.
Pelican feathers, crab carapace and claws, shark teeth, and a lost egg (not turtle) swirling in the surf--all there for those who are looking.
But if there is nothing to be found....it's still a good day.
It's the journey....the process....that I love; the destination is the bonus.
Knitting and reading....sounds like vacation, right???? Sandy yarn and gritty, salty, slightly damp crinkly pages. It's vacation, alright!
I've wanted to read an Everlasting Meal for a long time---read about it first here on yarnalong. It's my on-the-beach book; no real story so you can pick it up and put it down at will. The Butterfly Cabinet is my steal-away-on-the-porch read. Based on a real story, this hops from excerpts from a "prison diary" written in the late 1800s, to present day (1960s) revelations of the same story, told from another's perspective. Good.
On the needles.... A beachy Color Affection; doesn't the blue and brown remind you of this?
Joining Ginny for Yarnalong and Tami for WIP Wednesday!