Saturday, December 22, 2007

Joy

Hi Knitters,
Sing along: I've got joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.
Down in my heart, down in my heart!
I finished and although it doesn't look just like the picture it is good enough for me. I used the advice of many emails and a few comments and put it all together to get this. Thank you crocheters, I appreciate your direction. Pretty cute and joyful, no?
About 3-4 years ago my daughter wrote me a mother's day card and it said, "Everyday your body feels joy." That may have been the best thing I have ever read. I was so happy she felt that way about me, what a good thing to feel.
I dug this kit out of my studio today, another Japanese kit I ordered quite awhile ago from here. It is made from thread basically. I don't have a small enough crochet hook so I will have to get one today. The ball looks like my crocheted cherry so I will just use that pattern. I think it is a darling little coin purse. The chart in the instructions doesn't look so confusing this time around. It is a rectangle folded in half.
I heard from so many fans of Sunny's Laboratory. I even got an email from Sunny herself. She is very sweet and interesting. It turns out Sunny moved to L.A. from Japan a few years ago where she knits, she mosaics (her house, I mean the outside of her house, fantastic!), she blogs and she mothers. What a nice new connection, I love it. Even if you don't read Japanese her pictures are fun to look at.
Pure joy!
Ahhh, wonderful Saturday. Feel some joy in your body today.
best, susie

4 comments:

Nell said...

Great job on the purse! It's so cute!!!

peaknits said...

I love your little purse - it turned out wonderfully. It's cool you wrote about feeling joy in your body - I just got home from yoga and I totally felt joy in my body - what a lovely practice to rejuvenate before the holiday rush. I hope you feel some joy today too!

sharon said...

Great job and thanks for the JOY!!

myartfullife said...

The house purse is *so* cute! Joy, joyful, oh yes! And your next crochet project is equally adorable and appealing! I love your blog, your needlework, your writer's voice. Just found you along the blogging knitters' cyberhighway and am so happy to see blog posts in my email!