Every year, I try to rent or catch on TCM The Easter Parade. It's a wonderful movie and I just adore the hats. Sometimes I think I was born at the wrong time. I love the formality of hats and gloves and beautiful dresses. But I also like many of the things I do today that might have been frowned upon in 1912. Granny was turning 7 the Easter of 1912. And she's 102 celebrating this Easter. I'm not sure if she'll make it to her 103 on April 27th or not. And I'm not sure I really wish her to. She's had a good, long run and I know it's painful for her to have spent this past year not being active. After 101 years of fierce independence, she's dependent on someone else for everything.
I went to see Granny last Friday. It was sad. I hated it. Granny adores flowers and always had wonderful garden and grew beautiful roses. The year she turned 98, I sent her 98 roses. Talk about a fabulous smell in her house! But my Cousins were so mad at me. I neglected to call and ask them to contribute. I just wasn't thinking. At the time, I sent my Mom an arrangement once month so the florist really cut me a deal. I gave her enough notice and asked that they just be colors other than red. I didn't want it to look like a funeral either! LOL.
I didn't start this post as a Granny talk but I guess she's on my mind. I was thinking about posting about the Easter Parade and the stunning hats. Hats make me think of Granny and Easter makes me think of Granny. My cousin D got Granny's legs and the ability to wear a hat with flourish! I can pull a few hats off but not like either one of them. I once did a spring brunch with my girlfriends and we all wore hats. One of my friend's mothers did a painting of her and it's in a glorious hat. I think we need to bring the hat back people!
In Knitting Knews, I finished the Curlicue Blanket and didn't take a final photo. It was okay. Next time I'd go up a needle size. I have the yarn to make one for us in different colors of Kureyon. I started and finished a Vine Lace Scarf in Kollage Creamy for my Diary Association friend. And I finished knitting the body of my wrap sweater. Next week I'm in California all week and I don't know which project to bring. I'd wanted to do a Clap for a friend but I haven't the correct yarn and the rule for buying yarn is: For every project in, two must go out. When I bought the Creamy, I sold off a boatload of Kureyon and donated two bags of yarn. I think I might take along the yarn to knit Lorelai from Yarn Play. I think it's a very flattering sweater and will encourage me to get back in the gym to work on my arms.
Off to work! Oh wait, technically I'm at work. All I have to do is spin my chair to the other side of my desk. I hope all of you are reading, Unclutterer. I'm getting get tips on uncluttering my space. Yesterday on a conference call, I emptied my pencil holder and **gasp!** threw away the non-working pens and pencils. Oh the horror!
Happy Good Friday to those celebrating Easter! And Happy Knitting, Happy Spring!