Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Journey

I'm about to make a journey and I'm unable to post during it. I won't be back writing here until in May. But I will be back then, because I enjoy to be part of the knitting community and enjoy the comments.

This is not a pleasant journey but something I must do and cannot talk about. I don't know to what I'd compare this in the knitting world...
maybe like careful swatching.
You know you are in serious trouble without it. You have this beautiful and delicate yarn but there is only limited amount. You are not allowed to lose one inch of it. No ripping or frogging. Maybe like that...
During the journey I hope to be able to knit. At least some. How much yarn should I take? That should have read, how much sock yarn should I take?
You know that the sock yarn has many many functions. There has to be yarn for the knitting. But there are others reasons to too...
like to be able to take another skein from the suitcase and hold the dear yarn against the breast
or to have one skein to be able to finger it while falling asleep
or to have one resting on the night stand so that the first glimpse in the morning is at the beloved sock yarn...
maybe the one to hug should be soft pink, and the one to fall asleep with comforting blue and the one for the dawn should be beautiful and hopeful orange or yellow...

60 comments:

  1. We'll all miss you while you're gone, Lene, and I hope everything turns out okay. Be well, happy spring! I'll be here when you get back!

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  2. Lovely thoughts on skeins - maybe I´ll adopt that practise of putting skeins strategically in my day ;-)

    I wish you well on your journey and that everything turns out the way you hope and wish.

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  3. Anonymous16:27

    It sounds like you will be lonely, but we, your readers, are thinking of you. As we knit, so we will think of you knitting. Good luck.

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  4. a mystery?? i hope you have a safe journey. I will be sending you good travel juju.

    take care and drink lots of water.
    Miriam

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  5. I'll keep you in my thoughts. I hope your journey will be as good as it's possible for it to be. And I'll look forward to see your posts again in May. Take care.

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  6. Wow! I don't even really know you except that i check your blog everyday to see if you have posted because You have such a wonderful blog! I will miss you and will be praying for you as your post seemed that you may need this if I read between the lines correctly. I will miss you my long distance friend! :-) And i will miss Miss B! God bless you! Keep your friends close, and your knitting closer! :-)

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  7. I'd take as much yarn as you can squeeze in your luggage--better too much than not enough. We'll miss you. I look forward to your return. Have a safe trip.

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  8. Ah, a mysterious journey--hyvää matkaa, Lene. I will miss your posts.

    Don't forget a bright green skein to remind you of the waking spring forests, and a deep red skein, the color of the buds on the trees.

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  9. Have a safe journey. I'll miss your posts... Read you in
    May.

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  10. Happy Trails, Lene.

    We will anxiously await your return!

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  11. I hope your journay accomplishes whatever you need, and ends as you desire. We'll miss you till your return.

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  12. Anonymous17:39

    I wish you Godspeed and all good things with your journey. May your travels bring you to where you want to be, and your heart to be full of the positive thoughts of the many secret cyber friends who read your wonderful words and wish you well.

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  13. May this journey end up being one full of blessings in spite of the hardness. Take cheerful, and comforting colors along with a variety of different sized needles. I'll be praying for you that the journey will be smooth, that all will be well.

    I'll miss your blogs!!

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  14. Michele17:49

    I'm a new, but not so new, reader in the panhandle of Idaho, USA. I can't tell you how much I've come to look forward to reading your blogs over the last six weeks. Being new to the blog community, it's all been an exciting experience to find people who love knitting, write about it and their lives to share with others. You've helped me recover from an episode with shingles, a not very nice disease that seems to be very slow to recover from. It's been five weeks and I'm feeling better. Thank you for your beautiful knitting and descriptions of where you live. I'll miss you during your absence and look forward to your safe return. Take care.

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  15. Safe travels. We will be here, waiting for more words when you return.

    Perhaps there will be pictures of new creations in May?

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  16. Have a safe journey. I'll be looking forward to more Finnish lessons when you return.

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  17. Anonymous18:25

    I will miss you! Hope you come home feeling better about the journey! Maybe some of your new yarn would like to travel with you! Safe Journey!

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  18. May your journey bring success, and your yarn provide comfort. Be well and I'll be here when you get back!

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  19. Good luck, Lene! We'll all be here waiting when you return. And you'll be bringing some beautiful new stockings with you, I'm sure!

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  20. Anonymous18:47

    Safe journey. I look forward to your gentle words and pictures upon your welcome return.

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  21. Me odotamme, tervetuloa takaisin kesän tuulien myötä!

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  22. Take care on your journey, I'll be thinking about you.

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  23. Have a safe journey - may it not be too awful. I only wish I could send you whole rooms filled with sock yarn treasures, to keep you company.

    See you in May.

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  24. Janeen20:42

    Best wishes for a safe journey, Lene ~ peaceful knitting to you. Hug those skeins tightly! Hope all goes well - you will be very much missed!! >^..^<

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  25. Have a goof trip!

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  26. Sending good wishes to you for your journey to go as well as possible, with as little stress as possible.

    I'll think of you when I check blogs, and send you a vibration of peace.....

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  27. Life is full of journeys and it sounds as though you are well prepared for this one,wherever it takes you. I have just recently found you and your blog and thouroughly enjoy the glimpse into your life and thoughts. Your stockings are awesome, as are your writings and drawings. You are an inspiration for me. Be well. See you in May.

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  28. Lene - I'll miss you. Be well in your journey.

    Cheers - Rebecca

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  29. Good luck and Goddess blessing on whatever you are off to do. Take care, and we'll se eyou in May.

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  30. Enkeleitä matkaan! Odotamme paluutasi!

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  31. Take laceweight yarn and a shawl pattern -- lots of knitting in not much room.

    Best wishes on your journey.

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  32. Take care! Whatever yarn you take, know that we'll be there, too. Come back to us soon.

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  33. Onnea matkaan, sitä ei ole koskaan liikaa!

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  34. I wish you a safe journey, wherever you are going. I'll miss your updates greatly! Hopefully you'll have the time to make a comforting pair of socks while you are away. Each time I pick up my knitting, I'll think of you. Come back soon!

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  35. Oh I will miss your posts so much but I also will be thinking of you and wishing you a productive and safe journey!

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  36. Lene, may your sweetness carry you through this hard journey you are about to take. Everything will turn out ok, I'm sure. Big hugs!

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  37. Elizabeth D02:44

    Lene -- travel safely. We'll miss you while you're gone.

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  38. Please remember that you are in many peoples thoughts and hearts while you are on this journey. You and I have never met, but I have looked forward to your posts and they have encouraged me in my knitting. You may never know how much influence and effect you have had on my every day, but I want to Thank you. Peace be with you, and keep the sock yarn close.

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  39. Have a good and safe trip--with peace in your heart. When you finish making socks out of the sock yarn, you can begin a full body sock blanket with the leftover sock yarn. Check out the instructions on my website!! Safe travels.

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  40. Sonja Poor04:33

    I love reading your blog and seeing your knitting. May seems a long time away. I will be thinking of you and hoping all goes well.

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  41. That sound like a good plan with the yarn. Good luck with your journey.

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  42. I will miss you, but look forward to your return. I'm so glad you received that new yarn to take along with you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  43. Hi Lene -- I've been here since the very first post on your blog and continue to enjoy it very much. I do hope all works out as well as possible on your journey. We'll miss you, think of you often, and look forward to your return. Peace to you and your family.

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  44. Ellen in Conn14:11

    You have my sympathies for whatever it is. Best wishes, dear Lene.

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  45. Nicki15:02

    I love your writing your knitting and drawings. Your an artist and I believe the swatch will turn out better then ever.

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  46. Lene,
    I hope that stay safe during your your travels. You will be missed and hope that you find peace knowing that lots of us have you in mind during this time. Come back soon and have lots of lovely things to share with us!

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  47. If I ever need encouragement all I have to do is come here and read your comments!!

    Best wishes for a safe and happy journey. (((Hugs)))

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  48. Anonymous21:22

    Godspeed.

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  49. May your mind and body be in good places during your journey. We will be here for you and with you (and your sock yarn) upon your return.

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  50. I am wishing you a safe trip and return. You will be missed here too.
    Better take lots and lots of yarn, a different kind for each mood!
    I notice that when packing for a trip I always carefully select the yarn and needles I want to bring more than the clothes I will wear, not to mention I always pack the yarn first!
    LOL, Do you do that too?

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  51. I wish you well on your journey, I do hope it turns out the way you want it too.

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  52. Lene,
    You have great grace. Your writing is poetry, your knitting inspiring, and your photography art. I'll miss you while you're out journeying. Travel safely. May your journey bless you and your knitting keep you whole.

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  53. Take care and lots of sock yarn. I hope all goes well with your journey.

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  54. Have a safe journey. I'll be glad to see you return.

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  55. A mysterious personal journey - whether internal or external - is a powerful, private thing.

    Best of luck - I hope this living swatch brings you what you need from it.

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  56. I finally got a copy of Handknit Holidays. Can't wait to try the socks.

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  57. I hope all goes well! Have a safe trip and we will be glad to hear from you again in May!

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  58. Have a safe trip and best wishes on whatever your journey brings you!

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  59. hope all is well in your world. The daffodils and tulips are blooming here and I hope things are blooming where you are, metaphorically and physically.

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  60. Just popping in again to say that I'm still thinking of you and hoping you are well. I look forward to your return!

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