September 23, 2004


One of my favourite expressions is "The universe seeks balance". I really believe it. Water seek level, happy things are followed by sad times, snow after summer, light after dark. In the end it all comes out more or less even. Some days it can be pretty hard to connect with the cosmic wisdom of it all. You know, those days where the guy who is supposed to pay you doesn't, the dishwasher starts making an expensive noise, You pull a muscle in your arse doing yoga, you start making lists of the things that you like about your family, just so that you don't strangle them all (I love Sam because expensive things make her "nervous"), your favourite pants in the whole world have a rip in the knee, and it turns out that your Latvian mittens are a stinking pile of crap? You know, those days? Those are the days that I have to remind myself that The Universe Seeks Balance and that it will all eventually come up even.
I didn't have to wait long. The Universe was totally on her game yesterday.

The Top Ten Reasons That It Turns Out That I Was Right About The Balance Thing.

10. My brother brought me a jar of Wasabi Peas. He promised me they were good and Dude didn't let me down. New favourite food, Wasabi Peas.

9. Norma is seriously funny.

8. As of today, Megan does not say "hello" or "hi Mommy". She says

7. Margene sent me this:


It is signed by the goddess Nancy Bush herself. I am not worthy.
(PS. while you are over at Margene's, check out the indigo gloves she's knitting. If that doesn't impress you, well, nothing will.)

6. I pulled back the mittens and re-knit them. It turns out that they aren't a stinking pile of crap. I like them again.


I even believe that I may finish them. (See that? Didn't say "would", I said "may". As Claudia knows, it is important not to anger the knitting goddess. She is vengeful and her fury is mighty, cruel, swift and pointy.

5. I got to go the the S&B at Lettuce Knit last night. I left the house, I saw other people and I came home after dark, just like a real grown-up. Jane was there and putting a beaded cast off on a Harlot poncho that was to die for. Aven was there and I got to meet Dani, complete with her finished Klaralund! Laura was there, working on a really neat noro bag. Scads of other people were there, Joyce and....Damn. I'm really bad with names. Fun, nice people.

4. Some months ago, my friend Denny told me that I had to give her anything in my stash that was 100% natural fibres and more than 10 year old. I gave her some stuff, no idea what she was up to. Some weaving thing. She made me a cool spindle bag the last time I gave her stuff. I gave her this cream coloured thin yarn that had never really grown on me.
Last night, Denny gave me this.


It's a shawl/table runner/scarf thing. (Denny is the Queen of the multipurpose item.) She wove my...well, what I thought was crap, together with this pretty organic silk stuff and stripes of random blue yarns. There's some Fleece Artist, other peoples leftovers...even some Handicrafter cotton. It's to die for.


2. My Husband is so confident about my knitting prowess, that (lest any of you think him unkind for pointing out the missing braid) that he asked "Why" I had made them different. He has such faith that he figured it had to be on purpose.
Had to be.

1. I lost my temper and kicked the dishwasher for making the expensive noise. (It was also not spinning the washing arm thingie).
While it is probably too soon to tell, it would seem that I fixed it.

You might not want to stand to near me today. In the interest of "Balance", I'm probably going to be struck by lightning.

Posted by Stephanie at September 23, 2004 11:29 AM