Knitting has taken a back seat with all the stress of late. Nevertheless, I have managed to start a new project. I decided to make Sprite for Charlotte’s Christmas present. I found some Saucy Sport in the stash and thought it would work well. The yellow isn’t permanent, as it’s a provisional cast-on. That will allow me to knit the skirt down from there. I did slightly change the pattern by waiting until the second pattern repeat to divide for the armholes so the armholes won’t be overly large.
So I was working in the kitchen and singing to myself (please tell me you do this!), and the song was The Beatles‘ “Something”. I love that song. I’ve heard and sung it countless times, but this time I started thinking more about the lyrics. Part of the song goes “You’re asking me will my love grow/ I don’t know, I don’t know”. This made me think about how love is often treated. (See, you can have deep thoughts from listening to the Fab Four)
You may have seen posts about Merida, the main character from Disney’s Brave, entering the Disney princess lineup. In doing that, she was redrawn, and looked vastly different. There was an uproar, a petition was circulated, and Disney withdrew the modified image.
At least for now, I am back. I can’t guarantee I’ll post very often, as things have been rather crazy, and that isn’t going to end yet. Leo had a bad gallbladder attack a few weeks back, so it looks like he’ll need it removed. Or so three different medical practitioners (2 doctors and 1 ARNP) tell me, so we meet with the surgeon in a few days. I waver between being absolutely at peace and freaking out.
Maybe it’s the sinus infection I’m fighting, but for some reason tonight I was thinking of Naaman and his reaction to Elisha’s direction. Naaman had leprosy, and his servant, an Israelite, told him about Elisha and how Elisha was a holy man who could surely heal the leprosy. When Naaman arrived, though, Elisha told him to bathe in the Jordan to be cured. Naaman became indignant, but one of his retinue said, “Father, if the prophet had asked you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? All the more reason, then, when he says to you, “Bathe, and you will become clean.’” (2 Kings 5:13, NJB).