An announcement and a small request

It’s poetry time again — this is from
Reya (of The Gold Puppy):

From Deborah Oak:

Let poetry bless the blogosphere once again!

WHAT: A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading
WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2008
WHERE: Your blog
WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Brigid, aka Groundhog Day
HOW: Select a poem you like – by a favorite poet or one of your own – to post February 2nd.

RSVP: If you plan to publish, feel free to leave a comment and link on my (Deborah’s) blog. Last year when the call went out there was more poetry in cyberspace than I could keep track of. So, link to whoever you hear about this from and a mighty web of poetry will be spun.

Feel free to pass this invitation on to any and all bloggers. Thank you, Reya, for beginning what is now an annual event.

You’re welcome, Oak [says Reya]. I’m thrilled this event has been so popular. Special thanks go the knitters. They’re the people who made this event work so well the first year. Poetry on Feb. 2? YES. Count on it.

Well, I’ll definitely be there/here again this year. I “met” Reya through the first (Silent) Poetry Reading in 2006 and I’ve loved her writing and her photographs ever since. One of these days we’ll meet in person!

I’m spending this grey and sort-of-snowy day knitting and spinning, with the warmth of a cozy cat tucked at my side. I started the Baby Soft Cardigan from KBoY, and I’ll be finished with the knitting in an hour or so. I love Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton yarn. It’s happy knitting.

Otherwise, I’m all over the place with ideas, and overwhelmed by all the possibilities that my yarn collection presents. The Japanese Vines scarf gets attention in the evening, when I’m relaxing. I just finished some socks that I’ve been working on since July — Crosshatch Lace in Sundara’s Blue Grape Hyacinth color. I’m itching to cast on a new pair of socks, even though I’m sure I have three or four pairs to finish.

I think I’ll spin this afternoon, though. The Reeves wheel and I are getting along so well that I don’t want to neglect our deepening friendship. Crown Mountain Farms Corriedale pencil roving is just the right fiber for today — Teyani’s Inspiration colorway is like a shot of Spring, and the wheel can do most of the work while I sit back and admire it.


If you are on Ravelry, you probably know that voting is open for the 2007 Bobby Awards. Yes, they are silly. Yes, the categories are somewhat strange — but I hope you’ll choose Hedgerow Socks for the Best Free Pattern! They were nominated along with eighty-one other patterns, most of them “famous” like the Clapotis shawl and Jaywalker socks, so they don’t really stand a chance. Vote anyway — I’d love to get a hundred votes (there are 64 so far)! Go to the Bobbys Group page — my pattern is the 18th post in the Best Free Pattern category. Thanks!

10 thoughts on “An announcement and a small request

  1. I’m one of the 64! Your pattern deserves a Bobby!I love the baby sweater. I need to go back and look at the pattern again. Love it in the grey.


  2. I’ll be there for the silent poetry reading this year. I was going to participate last year but things didn’t work out that way. I’ve been spinning today too.


  3. so much to chat about :-)Love the idea of poetry day on the blogosphere. I hope I am off and can play along.I too, love Blue Sky Organic cotton. truly a happy knit. Yours looks wonderful.I am so delighted that you are enjoying my Inspiration colorway. That was the very first repeatable color that I ever did (thus the name)I’m off now to go and vote for your awesome socks!


  4. Dang! I missed the deadline. But I did post your sock on the blog today, my version I mean. That’s hardly helpful, is it?? Drat! I’ll try to make it to the poetry reading. Got one ready, actually. Old old…


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