What better way to soothe a jittery heart than with knitting? I found the book Weekend Knitting at the library yesterday. It is a lovely book with not only nice patterns, like these sweet cotton chenille flower face cloths below, but a sugar cookie recipe, tips for a nice bath, and how to have a lovely cup of tea. It is a very comforting soothing book! I am pleased to have come across it just when I needed it.
After work yesterday I had some time to spare and found this pretty necklace.
I needed a little retail therapy too and this fit the bill as being only $2.99 on sale at Le Chateau. I love it because it looks like a candy, it was dirt cheap and I love this springy green. After that I treated Paul and I to some sushi - mmm. On our way home through the park with our bikes we ran into Max our favorite rock and roll priest. It is always a pleasant surprise to see Max- he has a way of making things seem ok and is such an open non-judgemental soul.
About the title of this post--
"The Comfortable Arts" is a book spine I see in the bookshelves at work and I have always liked the images it conjours up. The book is nice too but it's the title I appreciate - it's quiet, cozy and homey- just what I need today. I have been reading the paper and drinking tea, surrounded by the cats. Paul rented a movie and is cosy on the couch. It's raining. I started knitting a funny granny style slipper with some cheap acrylic a friend at work did not need - it is sort of cute. Tonight my mum comes home from a 3 month long trip in Mexico and next week my brother comes for a visit. We'll have a full house and I can't wait. I miss my family and don't like when they are so far away.
Thanks for all the words of comfort yesterday! It is true. I had not looked at it like that before- a door closing does mean a new door opens.