Sunday, July 08, 2007

Between the stitches there is life.

This weekend, a very special friend got married. I rarely see this friend, so it was an extra-special nice time, seeing her so radiant and happy with her new husband. Her new life. The wedding was also extra-special because I got to see another very good friend whom I also rarely see. And he was the officiating minister (a very non-religious minister, mind you) of the wedding. A good friend marrying a good friend. What could be more awesome?

This wedding, while serving as a milestone and changing the life of my friend Michelle, served also as a reminder of the importance of friends and their interest in one another's lives, even if it is from afar. I was reminded that my friends are interested in my life, even if they cannot be a part of it on a day-to-day basis, and they check in on me via the blog now and again.

My friends are, therefore, very much up-to-snuff on my latest handknits and yarn purchases. And, as my friend Michelle pointed out, very VERY familiar with portraits of yarn poised just so in bowls and such. But where is the life? When are they afforded a glimpse of what I am up to lately?

So, on occasion, I am going to attempt to incorporate some every day life and happenings between the knits and fibers. So that my friends can feel even the slightest bit involved in my life. Between the stitches there is life.

Congratulations, Shellie!



Anonymous Mom said...

Wonderful post Megan.
Say hi to W for me!
Glad to see the wedding was
graced with perfect weather.
And glad to hear you got to
catch up with good friends!


10:39 PM  
Anonymous Will T said...

Awesome. I had such a good time. I miss you so much Meggie.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Beautiful picture. Yay for more Philistine knitty stuff and life!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

beautiful post. there really is life between the stitches and i love to see glimpses of the knitter behind the needles. :-)

12:15 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Hipp said...

What a lovely photo. It's always difficult to know when to bring your "real" life into your blog, what with privacy issues, etc. But it certainly would be a nice way to incorporate not only what you knit, but who you knit for.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

Beautiful photo!

7:45 AM  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

Yay! Time to get real, no? Maybe I should have taken a photo of the Biscit's car seat post-barfing incident. Oh, that's too much life? I guess there IS a line...

8:45 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

A little slice of someone's real life always interests me. Not too much drama, but just a little. Like Minty's 365 self-portraits. I love getting a little peek.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

congrats! it's always wonderful when you can be involved in life changing events of great friends. I have many friends who live far away. we may not talk on a weekly or maybe even monthly basis, but I know they are always there. it is a wonderful feeling.....

8:58 AM  
Blogger schrödinger said...

What a lovely post, and a pretty wedding photo too. My husband and I were very fortunate to have a good friend officiate our wedding - I couldn't imagine it any other way.

9:27 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

"Remeber When...?" friends are usually the best ones.

2:18 PM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

What a lovely wedding picture! I'm visiting my family right now, and some of my friends recently made the same remark about my blog. We get so wrapped up in our knitting worlds, we forget everyone else isn't a part of that aspect of our lives.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Beautiful photo! I think a little more day to day is always interesting! It makes us who we are and allows us so much more freedom in what we write! I look forward to the additions!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Wonderful post and beautiful photo! I've found out that friends of M and mine do follow my blog even though they don't knit. If I post something personal that is big news, all of a sudden I get tons of emails.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

what a beautiful picture! where was the wedding? as someone who enjoys the knitting, I must say that I also like glimpses of life, too--so I'm eager to read it all!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

What a beautiful post! And a gorgeous picture.

I have just been thinking the same thing at my blog.

You've done a marvelous beginning already. :-)

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Well, this friend would also love some snippets every now and then... :)

8:31 AM  
Blogger materfamilias said...

what a thoughtful post (and what a beautiful wedding) -- I'm just starting a blog and trying to figure out what balance I want between knitting, gardening, and all the rest of life--I love your characterization of "life between stitches". Mind you, I haven't been brave enough to "out" my blog to friends yet anyway. Your post helps me to realize that it's all an evolving process and there's room to negotiate changes in the future.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kodachrome said...

Such a nice post. I've been doing too much living (and not the fun stuff) and not enough blogging, but I hope to get back soon.

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in regards to the "living" posts...

2:53 PM  
Blogger misean said...

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9:01 PM  
Blogger misean said...

Just to put an end to this, I cite your original email:
Monday, April 2, 2007 11:35 PM
To : "Michelle D"
Subject : Re: help a sister out

My wee contribution to the fantabulous dance party fun:

1. Heart of Hearts by !!!
2. Whoo! Alright, Yeah... Uh huh by the Rapture
3. It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
4. Got Your Money by Old Dirty Bastard

I rest my case.

Thank you so much for coming. It was wonderful to get to see you again.

(edited bc I made a ridiculous spelling error)

9:03 PM  
Blogger Wool Girl said...

Gorgeous photo!

1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful photo. So green and pretty. All the best to the happy couple.
Can't wait to hear more about YOU. :0) x

4:05 AM  
Blogger airing out said...

23 comments, holy crap, you are popular!
It was very nice meeting you at the wedding.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

what a beautiful photo! aren't weddings great for reminding us of the good friends we never see. that's the best thing about old friends. you don't have to see each other often, or even talk often, to still be good friends. you just know they'll be there when you need them. nice to read about your life as well as your knitting.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Megan, I didn't know you were a knitter! Now I do, so I'll keep up with you here. I love the socks. Maybe one day I'll get up the nerve to knit socks too. In the meantime, I'll keep puttering away on more simple yarn projects. It was great seeing you at the wedding!

3:41 PM  

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