Personal Growth

Ernestine’s Shawl, unblocked

Sometimes it actually happens.

I, for the first time ever, made a shawl for someone else.

Did I mention that it’s not for me?

Did I mention that it’s ORANGE and it’s not for me?

Did I mention that I designed it and it’s not for me?

Er…have I yet mention for whom I actually made it?? Because it’s for a beautiful Sénégalese woman named Ernestine Diatta, who just happens to be my host mother.

Now I just have to block it, but I made sure to tell her that it’s hers so I can’t selfishly change my mind.

p.s. Moom?? I’ll finish it when I come home. I swear!! I loooooveee you!!


The strangest thing just happened.  I know why, but it’s still ridiculous.  I was typing away happily, when suddenly my nice comfortable French keyboard decided that it would much prefer to type in English.  Isn’t that a great idea?  So.  Now I’m being forced to recall the English keyboard muscle memory.  Why did this happen? I’m finishing a project. Of course.

Anyway, I wanted to point out that I am not swayed toward voting for someone who places their trust in winning the election on the statement “I majored in miracles, and I still believe in them.”  I don’t want to wait around for miracles; I want people to make changes.  Not that I’d be voting for Huckabee anyway…

5 Responses to “Personal Growth”

  1. Emma Says:

    How very generous of you! Can’t wait to see photos of it all blocked. It looks gorgeous. Congratulations!

  2. Jax Says:

    That looks lovely! Lucky host mom :)

    On another note, my best friend’s family got alpacas and she has promised me fleece. Will you teach me to spin?

  3. Amanda Says:

    PRETTY SHAWL!!!!! i still have to block sheila’s shawl… but it is done! anyway, yay pretty shawl!


  4. carolyn grace Says:

    the computers in germany are capable of that too. you must have hit just the right key-combination to switch it over. it’s possible to fix, but you have a fiddle around and find the right combo. good luck!

  5. melusine_tricote Says:

    Really lovely !

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