A wish

So green, and sunny at last! According to the weatherman we’ve had thirteen straight days of “measurable precipitation.” I’ll say.



Nestled in the green (earlier today, before the sun came out) is the yarn I’m using for my Hedgerow Mitts. The Knitters Review Greatest Hedgerowalong on Earth starts tomorrow, so I wound my skein today. I might have started knitting, too, but I’m not telling.

Anyway, I ordered this beautiful skein of Alexandra Superwash Merino from Jennifer at Spirit Trail Fiberworks. It’s even more beautiful in person, and it might even look great on the needles, but I won’t know that till tomorrow, will I? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope the weather gets better soon. Summer is almost here, after all. It seems like it’s been weeks since we made it out of the 60’s. The bookstore is getting busier every day, and we spend a lot of our time helping customers choose beach reads, so at least somebody has confidence in the weather!

I love being able to keep the windows open, but there are drawbacks. My neighbor, whose yard is about 200 yards away, has outdoor speakers. My neighbor also, it seems, owns only one CD — Elton John’s Greatest Hits. To top it off, my neighbor really loves to listen to tunes by the pool, because sometimes Elton John may as well be in my living room, well into the late evening. I tune it out and laugh it off most of the time, and at least I don’t have to listen to it every day, but every once in a while “Benny and the Jets” sends me right over the edge. And the other day I found myself humming “Candle in the Wind” in the car on the way to work — not a good sign!

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Yesterday I had one of those little conversations about myself with a dear customer. I haven’t seen her in a long time, since she and her husband moved away a couple of years ago. As we chatted she said, “I have a wish for you. I wish you 44 years of good health and happiness. That’s how long I’ve been a breast cancer survivor.”

Now, isn’t that just the best wish?

19 thoughts on “A wish

  1. What a wonderful wish for you from your customer! The yarn is beautiful – when you 'finally' start on your mitts I'm sure they will be gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚ Today was the first day since June 5th that we didn't have precip here in Chicago – so I definitely know the feeling about wanting summer to arrive! Today it felt like it might have crept into the city. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. The nice thing about lots of rain is that the greens are so beautiful. But they're even better when the sun comes out now and then. ๐Ÿ™‚ That yarn is gorgeous! I love the colors. Such a nice wish!

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  3. JaneI too have a neighbour like yours and I agree to laugh and tune it out.BUT you can only take Boot Scooting Bogie for so long. I may lose my composure at some point. Lovely wool…I use yarns like that in my rug hooking projects…JulieCorner Brook, Newfoundland

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  4. Sweet Jane,Love that wish from your customer. There are many ways we have to share what has gone on in our lives. And so many ways to wish good things to others.Love your STF yarn – Jen is just the best. Look forward to seeing your KAL mitts.XOXOXOXO

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  5. You know, I have never knitted, but since I've begun to drop by your blog I am becoming almost entranced by your wool and knitting photos! And yes, what a wonderful wish from your customer. Knit that into something! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. oooh look at that, you might have snared a new knitter (Alison comment above me), just like you snared me into spinning 2 years ago. Yes … I wish the same for you, a long and healthy and peaceful life …with lots of yummy fiber. stella

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  7. That IS a nice wish. And coming from such a person, it's a wish you can believe in. (Pardon the dangling preposition.)Let's hope for summer to arrive. And, just perhaps, an anonymous package containing new, more palatable music, to reach your neighbor's doorstep?

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  8. We had neighbours like that for a year. Music just a little too loud and raging fires in their fire pit all summer.Fortunately they moved.I wish you the same good fortune.

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  9. How did I miss this new post for four days? Hmm…The yarn looks lovely. Love the colorway! Can't wait to see progress on the mitts.Our personal weather station here at home registered only 2 days so far this month without any kind of precip. Granted, some days it was only a trace, but still. We just had a little thunderstorm go over this a.m. This will be the second day for air conditioning.Maybe you could leave a copy of your favorite CD on your neighbor's doorstep and gently suggest you'd like to hear something different for a change? :)Her wish for you was wonderful. Add my wish right on top of hers!

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