Friday, March 23, 2007

Vive la France!

It's been a funny old week! Busy too. I finally finished, just in the nick of time, the Bushcraft socks for Jo's boyfriend for his birthday. No more emergency knitting for me I can tell you. I have also knitted a dishcloth for a "swap with a difference" on the Knitting Haven forum - but will post a picture when Jackie has received it.

Yarn: Bushcraft from The Yarn Yard

Needles: 2.5mm Clover Bamboo

Pattern: Basic Regia Sock Pattern with a German heel.

It's fun having our French boy - see last post - I played safe when he arrived on Tuesday and cooked a traditional British meal - spaghetti bolognaise lol - which went down well. I have subsequently discovered that he does not like vegetables of any description - mashed potatoes yes, vegetables no!!!!!! He has already been to London and seen the sights and been on the Eye so I think tomorrow is football day. We may well go to see Mr Bean on Sunday. And I'm not sure about his English improving - my French is coming along in leaps and bounds!!!!!

I was tagged recently by Seahorse and have been very remiss so let's put that straight.

My nearest book is right beside me!

It is called Fowler -My Autobiography

P 123 5th sentence and 3 further sentences

( Robbie Fowler is discussing a meeting with Nelson Mandela of all people! )

I swear, I was a teenager from Toxteth who knew f all about politics, but I could see what an impressive person he was, and it was his humility more than anything else that came across. Mind you, I did joke with him that Robben Island was a picnic compared with chucking-out time in Toxteth.

I should by rights tag three other people - but if anyone would like to "play" please do so!

Oh, and by the way - you are in the presence of Royalty!

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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gilraen said...

Another Empress! A lot of empresses must knit ;) :)

The Bushcraft socks are georgeous!! I'm waiting on a skein to knit a pair for DH. Seeing these has made me impatient!! :D

Seahorse said...

Lovely socks!

Wonder what Mr Mandela made of Robbie, lol!

nanatoo said...

And I'm an Empress too :)
When I was younger (like, 25 yrs ago)I had to help teach English to the French teens that were over and they were so precocious and adult, at age 12-13. We were terrified, lol.
Super socks.

Piglottie said...

Lovely socks! And its sounds fun having a French visitor :)

Linda said...

I was the Moon. Quite appropriate, I thought. ;-)

I love S.E.X. - I've just had some German S.E.X. - lovely it was too! ;-)