Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it.
- Sudie Back
- Sudie Back
I remember when my youngest brother lived at home for a while when he was in college. My mom was fit to be tied, because he went out so much.
She called me one morning, practically in tears, to tell me he had not come home the night before. She said (and I quote) "YOU never did anything like that.
"Actually Mom", I said, " I did exactly that. You just never knew about it because I was away from home living in the dorm."
Some things you are just better off NOT knowing. I try to remember that when I am tempted to delve too deeply into my offspring's business.
DH calls it, "ostridging." I call it stress prevention. I figure what I don't know can't hurt me and if it gets to the point where I need to know, it will become readily apparent. In fact, it will blow up so big that I trip over it, on my way to the bathroom, or the confessional, or the bank where they've run out of funds.
Not that knowledge is bad, but sometimes it is unnecessary. Do I really want to know what my adult kids are fighting over? Do I want to know what goes on behind closed doors? Do I want to know if they think I am fat, old & irrelevant? Do I look like I'm crazy?
Sufficient unto each day are the problems thereof.
At times, knowledge can be frustrating. Sometimes, you know something that others don't. Sometimes you feel you will fairly burst if you do not tell someone, anyone. Sometimes you wish they hadn't told you.
But they did.
I have been keeping a secret for my DIL and eldest son. They are going to have a baby in September, their first! We are so excited and the happy couple is really looking forward to becoming a family.
Speaking of knowledge...
Nope, sorry, can't show you pics of Evenstar, but I can fill you in on what has been happening with the Fellowship of the Ring patterns (over there on the sidebar, if you are looking to sign up)
The Dwarrowdelf stole is shaping up nicely. I have completed the back strip & am working my way down the length now. I just blocked what I have so far to ensure the crosswise piece was going to line up with the lengthwise ones.
Lothlorien is awaiting additional yarn from the fine folks at Unique Sheep - came up a little short when I got the design in place
And yesterday I cast on for a Rivendell Smoke Ring (surprise!) Not sure if this will be offered as an add on for the Fellowship or the Two Towers
I think that brings y'all up to date. Hope that is enough to satisfy your curiosity today.
A little knowledge goes a long way...