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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Knitting encounters of the best kind!

For you muggles, that’s Anne Hanson of Knitspot, who is here for DFW Fiber Fest and also teaching at The Shabby Sheep in Dallas. I went to her trunk show and lecture after work last night. She is amazing. Lovely, clear voice. Great stories. And, of course, all the goodies she has designed (some of which are hanging there behind us) which I have been caressing with my eyes for lo! these many months. And finally got to run my greedy fingers over.

Gotta run. Am having another adventure this morning. I brought home a company car and will be using it to pick up the client [who doesn’t drive, or possibly has no car (I forget), and lives between my home and work] of another attorney in our office so that said client may attend his/her deposition. I am not responsible for returning said client to his/her residence, and I get to leave the office commensurately early this afternoon, as my workday will officially begin once s/he sets foot in the car.

I get to drive a car where you step on the brake and push a button to start it. [I used to drive this car when it was part of my duties to take a turn picking up the early mail.] I get to be genuinely useful to a friend/colleague with small children who cannot, for some reason, be in two places at once. (I get serious brownie points with the higher-ups for my 2011 end-of-year evaluation.) And I get extra knitting time before reporting at the temple tonight.

Sounds like win-win to me.


Tola said...

i like your hair in this photo.

Bonnie said...

It's always nice when you have an opportunity to do something to help someone else. When you get paid by your employer to do it, and you get to break up the monotony, it's even better.

AlisonH said...

What they said!

Was it a Prius? Ours starts with a button push like that. Great little car.

Jenni said...

Ditto what Bonnie said. Plus it is always fun to drive other cars every once in a while.