Knitting+Moving+Light Sabers=Today

OK, there won’t really be light sabers. But we are moving tomorrow, so lots of packing today. Also, I just finished knitting a little something special. But back to light sabers…

Interesting fact: Yesterday, I answered the Proust Questionnaire, along with my friends Chad & Tressie, David, and my boyfriend, Tripp. One of the “questions” (not technically a question) is “Your dream of happiness:” — to which Tripp simply answered, “Light Sabers.”

After trying to point out that perhaps “light sabers” was an incomplete answer, I realized that Tripp had basically expressed the whole and utter truth. He loves light sabers, and if he had one, he couldn’t imagine being any happier. Essentially, someday I will have to get him a fully operative light saber.

The Adia Scarf, which I knit on size 9 bamboo needles with a bamboo blend yarn in a chocolate-y brown. Sorry if the colors look off — I just took the photos under harsh indoor light and it seems my color-correction-fu is off today. The scarf (whose name is actually Scarrrr-f) is for my grandma (aka Grammy) who’s going in to have a bit of surgery later this month. The surgery is on her neck, and she told me “I need you to make me a scarf to cover up my scar!”

“Of course I’ll knit you a scarf. On one condition, though — when you wear it, you have to call it a scaaaarrrf. Emphasis on the scar,” I replied. She laughed and agreed, so here’s the scarf (which I don’t think she’s actually expecting!)

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Alright, this questionnaire is pretty short and sweet, and I encourage you to post it with your answers on your blog. I love hearing other people’s answers — it’s fascinating.

The Proust Questionnaire
Your most marked characteristic?
Probably either my outspoken nature or my sense of humor.
The quality you most like in a man?
Sense of humor.
The quality you most like in a woman?
Independence.
What do you most value in your friends?
Trustworthiness, honesty and sense of humor.
What is your principle defect?
I’m far too blunt.
What is your favorite occupation?
Designing anything.
What is your dream of happiness?
To someday have a family with Tripp, to be truly and fully happy, to have the means to buy whatever fabric I’d like. 🙂
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To lose those I love.
What would you like to be?
I’d like to be a small business owner, a Ph. D., a good mother and wife, a pianist, and a faithful and enjoyable friend. Not in that order.
In what country would you like to live?
England or Austria.
What is your favorite color?
Brown.
What is your favorite flower?
Stargazer Lilies.
What is your favorite bird?
Cardinals and sparrows.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Thomas Hardy, John Irving, John Steinbeck, Zadie Smith and C.S. Lewis.
Who are your favorite poets?
John Keats, George Herbert, Wilfred Owen, Seigfried Sassoon and many others.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Owen Meany from John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Although I don’t know if I’d categorize her as a heroine, I loved Tess from Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Who are your favorite composers?
New:Ben Gibbard, Aaron Weiss, and Sigur Ros. Old: Mozart, Brahms.
Who are your favorite painters?
Seurat, Vermeer.
Who are your heroes in real life?
I don’t have heroes, but I do admire many qualities of others.
What are your favorite names?
Declan and Magda.
What is it you most dislike?
Willful ignorance.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler, Goebbels, Mengele, most dictators.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Christmas Truce of WWI
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Musical talent.
How would you like to die?
Surrounded by loved one, at a very old age.
What is your present state of mind?
Sleepy, content.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Blunt honesty.
What is your motto?
Learn to laugh at yourself.

Till next time.

-K

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