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Knitting Challenge May 30, 2018

Filed under: Images,Knitting,Nature — Janet @ 10:14 pm

Here’s a challenge.  I’m trying to think of a way I can express an idea in knitting.  In weaving this would be easy.  But how to create or suggest an idea or an image through knitting.  I like to emphasize colors or rather I prefer to use greens and browns.

Thinking out loud – I suppose some of the lace stitches or cables could be used.

 

One idea – an image suggesting mushrooms in the forest

 

Genealogy Compulsions

my ancestor count – it’s over 14,000 now and I keep finding more – they are coming out of the woodwork

annotated list of immigrant ancestors – I am adding both names and annotations to this list also     I currently have identified over 300 English Immigrant

following up on clues – some surprising, some misleading, some leading to further treasures,

background reading – immersing myself in American and English history

p.s. not genealogy but knitting is another compulsive activity – here is my latest in my series of hats     IMG_1928   maybe I could try to find out how many of my ancestors were knitters

 

 

A Short Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s ‘As imperceptibly as grief’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:10 am

Interesting Literature

‘As imperceptibly as grief’ describes the passing of summer, which happens so slowly and subtly that it is almost missed. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it happens ‘as imperceptibly as Grief’, suggesting that something is coming to a close but brighter times are just coming into view. An unusual take on the onset of autumn, admittedly, but one of the many reasons why Emily Dickinson’s poems repay closer analysis: they avoid the obvious take on things, and offer a strikingly individual perspective on the natural world.

As imperceptibly as Grief
The Summer lapsed away –
Too imperceptible at last
To seem like Perfidy –
A Quietness distilled
As Twilight long begun,
Or Nature spending with herself
Sequestered Afternoon –
The Dusk drew earlier in –
The Morning foreign shone –

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