Monday, February 02, 2009

auspicious lessons and pretty yarn.


I just have to share. I tend to let monkies get on my back that shouldn't be there. I allow my feelings to get hurt, and totally should not - can I say I hate being sensitive? Dammit.

So this weekend, yep - one of those "lessons" presented itself. Sometimes people I generally love are jerks. My inclination is to say "to heck with you and the horse you rode in on". I get undies all twisted and you know what - it's pretty much stupid. I am responsible for my own choices right?

The "lesson" came out in church yesterday, a pretty good place to learn lessons for me. The pastor had three youth group kiddos come out - each carried a box, one said "Anger", one said "Greed" and another, I think said "Revenge" (or at least that really fits me personally). So the kids are getting weighed down by these sins, until another kid acting as "Jesus" comes in and takes them away - the kids spirits are lifted, monkeys are off backs and so on. This just happens to be a Christian example, but I think it applies accross the board - I make choices to be angry and it does weigh me down, but it doesn't have to. So anyways, it was poignant moment for me, which of course I didn't think about until way after church. Instead of being angry, sad or vindictive, I need to let it go - ba-bye monkey. So there. (I might still think certain people are turkies, em. Letting go takes time...) Why did it take 37 years on this planet to figure this out? I was in the right place at the right time I guess. So the next time I am mad or pouting - remind me of this post, please?

That little epiphany aside, I got some Plucky Knitter in the mail today - yay! Actually it was a two-plucky day. I was able to snag some Golightly at the last update. Gosh, it is just lovely and so Tiffany-blue.

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The Plucky Knitter worsted MCN

If I could eat this yarn base, I might. Mmm, MCN spaghetti...

And here is a spoiler of the club yarn - just in case you want to be surprised:)


Blogger  said...

i could eat it too:)

3:32 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Go Lightly is Gorgeous!!

3:46 PM  
Blogger YarnSnob said...

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4:32 PM  
Blogger YarnSnob said...

I'd love to eat it but I always miss her updates!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Man, you hit the nail on the head with the angry bit. I'm over the edge lately. I can't stand my own self a lot of the time. :(
That's a great picture of the monkey, and an even better picture of the yarn!
PS - church does make you think, doesn't it? I often feel that my toes are stomped on during the sermon....

4:45 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Love your "lesson" -- you're so right. Thanks for the "eye candy" lol.

8:16 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Its not such an easy lesson to learn...I'm still working on it! But it is sooooooo true!!

And I just love that Golightly!! It was a plucky day here too!! Yippeeeeeeee!

11:36 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Oh, I have a hard time with this one too... And I've been around about 8 years longer than you! But it's a good lesson. LOVE that blue. It makes me think of Tiffany and Martha...

7:37 AM  
Blogger Ella said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that refers to yarn in food terms. That blue *is* quite yummy.

Life lessons are good - they get you when you least expect it sometimes, right? I think those are the most powerful ones.

PS. Your monkey cracks me up. It might become my new avatar. :D

9:44 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Wow -- when I read your post, my mouth literally dropped open in shock. The lesson you learned in church last Sunday is SO applicable to some stuff going on in my life right now. Thank you so much for sharing it -- it has helped me realize something very important. An auspicious lesson indeed!!

(Gorgeous yarn, too. :) )

10:16 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Yup, I'm a pouter too. I just have such a hard time communicating my feelings effectively like an adult. We can only hope to keep on trying though. :)

2:48 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

Hey! we are the same age! I'm hopelovepeace on ravelry. I really am impressed with most of your rav projects, good photos, good knitting ability, obviously.

I've struggled with anger a bit lately in my workplace. Its hard to let go because issues don't really get resolved too well there, they just keep on everyday. But you are right, I'm choosing to get angry about them.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

Beautiful yarn!

And hear, hear to giving up some of the monkeys on my back.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

The yarn is very pretty.

Thanks for sharing the lesson from church. Good riddance to the monkeys!

1:50 PM  
Blogger YarnThrower said...

I really appreciated this post! Thank you for telling us about it!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

That Tiffany blue is gorgeous. Numma numma!

12:43 PM  

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