My first teammate for the Amazing Lace is…
the Baltic Sea Stole!
It came down to Icarus and the Baltic Stole. Thanks for all your comments, the advice really helped me narrow my choices. It was tough but I settled on the stole because I love it and I already have the yarn (see right) I want to use for it. That is Kaalund Expressions in Wild Oak colorway. I know it is going to be difficult (lace pattern on every row!) but I am excited to see just how difficult. I still want to do Icarus (and most likely Print ‘o the Wave too) so I will be keeping my eyes peeled for great yarn to use for those projects. Who knows, maybe the summer of lace will bring more then one teammate.
It is the sister/roommate Kara’s birthday today (go and wish her a happy birthday!). I don’t know how I feel about her getting older. Is it bad that her turning 27 makes me think that I will be turning 31 this year. Yikes! To sum Kara up, well there is no way to sum her up. She is funny and beautiful and creative and clever and the best. roommate. ever. I thought I was done with roommates but when both of us needed a place to live at the same time I felt right about living with Kara and am so glad I listened to my gut. We are completely different and totally the same. We share many obsessions including knitting, Gilmore Girls, and Baskin Robbins ice cream. There is no one I would rather knit with than Kara. I just love my girl.
Here are some pictures from yesterday’s Happi-tiser (Kara calls them Happi-tisers because appetisers make her happy) picnic:
Good times at the park (Kara’s the one with the tiara.)
My poor attempt at cupcake decoration…they tasted good though.
Niece Ellie loving her cupcake.
It was good times.
And finally…Mom. For those of you that don’t know, my parents live in Hong Kong. So, they live far. I miss them always but on days like today the distance hurts a little more. If they were living near, today we would all get together for a big mother’s day dinner. Maybe we would sit outside because it has been so nice. We would share inside family jokes and there would be lots of hugging and teasing going on. I am sure at some point we would also watch the Survivor finale together (Kara, Dad and I have fun watching that show together.) We are a close family and we get, love, support, and accept each other.
There is one thing we all feel passionate about. That is, our mother. Mom is and always will be, the heart of our family. She is smart, kind, thoughtful, and compassionate. Everyone loves being around my Mom. She is the best teacher I have ever had. She is wise and is not afraid to share her mind. She cooks, sews, reads, travels the world, teaches, adjusts to new cultures, worries over her unmarried daughters (think Pride & Prejudice), and delights in the successes of her children. If I am blessed with a family of my own someday, I hope I can be even a fraction of the woman and mother she is. I love you Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.
The following 2 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Love your choice for the Amazing Lace!!! Good luck : )
Awesome choice for a teammate. And I am glad that you are a Hallstrom! I don’t know what I would do without your family! LOVE YA TOO ERIN