Hopefully the superstitious amongst you weren’t hindered too greatly during Friday the 13th. I know that my grandfather refuses to leave his house and considers this date to be quite ominous. Then again, he was a sailor and they are a very superstitious lot.
After work yesterday my DH and I went to Bach Concerto Night. It was part of the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland. The music was spectacular and now I’ve a strong urge to take piano lessons. Not that I have aspirations of playing concertos, but rather because I’d like to graduate from my beginning books.
Which brings an issue to light that I find alarming. Next week I’ll turn 40. The vanity issue of wrinkles, gray hair, varicose veins, etc. don’t really bother me. What disturbs me is that statistically my life is more than 1/2 over. Early on in my adult life (Junior in college) I had written a list in my journal of “things to do” before I die. Some of the tasks now seem silly and unnecessary in the overall scheme of things, like free fall skydiving, but most are still valid goals. Obviously learning to play the piano was on that list. My lack of accomplishments combined with a shorter life expectancy makes me realize that I need to shake a leg.
Along those same lines, I’ve reached the SABLE (Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy) threshhold with my yarn. So at this point I’d like to offer up some yarn and have a contest. To enter it all you need to do is leave me a comment expressing one (or more) of your life goals. I’m curious to see what others’ goals include. Comments should be left by midnight on Wednesday, July 18th. All entrants will have their names entered into a random drawing and a winner will be selected.
And speaking of contests… this past week I received not one, but two wonderful prizes from drawings held following Claudia‘s MS ride.
First, there is a book called “Modular Knits” by Iris Schreier. I’ve only had an opportunity for a quick skim through it’s pages so far and it looks like there are some very creative techniques and garment constructions with these patterns. I look forward to having time to have a more in-depth look at the patterns. Second, there is a Skein of Zen Yarn Garden sock yarn in the Passion colorway. I’m not normally a “pink” person, but this is really, really pretty. My eldest daughter has laid claim to it, but I’ve not made promises to anyone regarding its destination. I’d like to try making one of Cookie’s patterns with this. They are so amazing.
Hope you all have a great weekend!