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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

piecing it

Some of the pieces are coming together.

Last night, after coming home from orchestra rehearsal, Tall Son and Dear Husband and I sat down together, and had yet another college talk...there had been a really good offer from the University of Rochester. All the colleges had responded, none had rejected him, two had waitlisted him. Two made good offers with a scholarship, and Rochester added a grant. After looking at the course offerings one more time, Tall Son made his decision to accept U of R.

Funny thing was, initially, we had only tagged along on the college visit. It was the time in November, when I took him and a friend on a little tour of Western NY schools, and his friend had an interview in Rochester. Lo and behold, I loved it there. I liked that place so much, I wanted to go back to college! But I was good, and did not say much, he liked them well enough to apply, and then we waited. They were the last place to respond.

It's nervewracking, I tell you. But when the acceptance letter came, he jumped for joy; when the financial package came, his parents jumped for joy. We can do this! Added bonus: he can take music lessons at the Eastman School of Music.

Then I got an important piece of mail yesterday. I received payment for my design submission from Donna Druchunas. It's official: two more of my designs are really really going to be in a book. I made a lace shell and a stole to go with it.
The working title is "The Knitting World of Dorothy Reade". I'll keep you updated as I find out more. I don't think it's going to press before late summer. The publisher is Nomad Press.

I have not done much knitting. Don't even ask about the Ski Lodge Scoop...it's done, but it needs armbands and a neckband. I simply have not had the sit-still to do it.

But something has been haunting me.

Noro Kureyon, and hexagons.

Norah Gaughan's hexagons from her book, Knitting Nature.

I figured these out from a coat pattern that uses them as an edging. I want to make an entire garment from them. They are all connected to each other as you go along. Knitted, not sewn. Each of them is about 4" across.

It'll take me years, but I don't care.

Some things are worth waiting for.


Anonymous said...

Congatulations to tall son! Congratulations to you on your pattern writing - I can't wait to see! I LOVE the hexagons - they look very, very addicting. Makes me want to knit them - but I'm stashing down and going to finish a cardigan in process. I'm feeling the pull of the spinning wheel these days . . . Sharon

Teri said...

Congrats to your son! Congrats to you on your book submissions!

A couple of people from our office are going on the Youth Orchestra tour in Europe this month - Mr. Manning and Mr. Brome. I think they are chaperoning and Mr. Manning's son is playing - drums (percussion), I believe. Maybe they know each other.

leah said...

hooray to everything!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Awesome! Everything! I am so excited for you about the patterns!

My mother is a graduate of Eastman School of Music :-)

melanie said...

What a nice post! Congrats to everyone! Those hex's are adorable...ever consider showing the rest of us how to do them? (Or are you safeguarding our sanity, because they look like so much fun they would be addicting?)

Knittingchick said...

GREAT NEWS! Congratulations to Tall Son on the UofR decision and to you for your book submissions. And I LOVE those hexagons! I can see how they can become addictive. Just what I need to see...yet another lure into the whacky world of yarn.

Elise H. said...

Fantastic...on so many fronts. U of R is a great school (almost went there myself...I loved it when I visited) and congrats on the designs for the book! Both you and your son are walking through new doors together...how very exciting!!

Love the hexagons...can't wait to see them up close and personal.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin,
Congrats to Mr.J! I think he might need some warm knitted items for school:-)I love the hexagons.I second the suggestion of you posting a lesson about them!