blocking
  I'm at work on a quiet Tuesday morning.  They just informed us that The Joint Commission on Healthcare Accreditation is across the street at our hospital and will likely make their way over here sometime in the next few days.  This is actually good news since we've been waiting and the stress level is pretty high. (the joint commision's review can make the difference on whether we are allowed to get paid by Medicare/Medicaid and other insurances-so it's a BIG deal)

Now we can get it over with.  I decided to deal with my stress by seeing if I could get my iphone camera and my work computer to play nice together.  For some reason (and I will not question why) today they are communicating.

So, I present a photo of my Violets shawl knit with Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Singles in Water Lilies.

This is one of the most beautiful yarns I have ever played with.  It's a blend of merino/cashmere/silk and dyed to pick up the colors in one of Monet's water lily paintings.


lounging on the desk

When the yarn came in the mail, I wanted a pattern with some visual interest that would also allow the yarn to shine.  I am satisfied with this one.  The pattern is subtle and the colors are so springlike and gorgeous.  It's a small shoulder piece.  I'm intending to send it to my sister in law as a surprise.  She's battling cancer (again) and I know chemo makes you both hot and cold.  A bit of soft something against your neck can make a difference.

We are being blessed with some gorgeous weather this week.  It's sunny and warm.  My hands (and other jointed areas of my body) love the heat.  We stood on the platform at the train this morning just absorbing the Vitamin D and photosynthisizing.  It was a calm and energizing way to start a day.

Every day I wear one of my favorite poems.  I know I drag it out every April but it IS one of my favorites.  I have my bracelet with the ee cummings poem


[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)

i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart


i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)


Pk bought me the bracelet and everytime I look at it I smile.

I carry his heart and he carries mine. 

Comments

Kaye said…
beautiful shawl! the colors nail a monet painting!
Roxie said…
The shawl is lovely, and the poem is exquisite! You are so fortunate to live it!

Your SIL will love the shawl. I have been reveling in the thermal control that a scarf/shawl around the neck affords.
amy said…
Will you show us the bracelet some day? How does all that fit on a bracelet? I'm curious. :) It's a great poem. That cummings, he just knew how to put things, somehow. His line breaks, often imitated but never equaled, is what I think.

LOVING the weather. It's supposed to go back to being seasonal tomorrow but yes, I require photosynthesis too!!
Rose Red said…
Love the shawl and yarn combination, perfect for each other.

Just like you and PK.
Olivia said…
I love the shawl! What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I'm knitting merino cashmere at the moment, always delightful, but adding silk would just be the cherry on the top.
KnitTech said…
Good luck on the inspection.

The shawl is lovely.
Bells said…
Stunning. Beautiful, simple poem. Lovely.
Germanplir said…
The shawl is lovely, and the poem is exquisite! You are so fortunate to live it! Your SIL will love the shawl. I have been reveling in the thermal control that a scarf/shawl around the neck affords.

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