Saturday, June 20, 2009

Domestic Goddess

I've been stuck here at home working on various writing projects, some old, some new, some just for fun. And I'm shocked to say that I'm kind of enjoying being a homebody at the moment. Yesterday I made a lovely, cold and tangy ChlodnĂ˝ Borscht- I am a Russian Jew, after all -with some of the cucumbers I harvested. It is a beautiful, shocking pink.


I picked a tangle of wildflowers from the garden, which Saffron has already started sampling:


And I've taken up knitting. I'm not very technically advanced to do anything other than garter stitch (I can't even purl), so I don't know what I can produce. Maybe this will end up as a scarf, or a cell-phone case, or fittingly, a garter. But it's a very peaceful activity, and it gives my hands something to do when my mind is suddenly beset by thoughts of doubt and insecurity. Before I know it, I will have become a little old lady who knits and has cats. Somebody, please, rescue me before it's Too Late.

5 comments:

hd said...

yay, you're knitting! we'll have to have stitch and bitch at the next conference...

enjoy pink soup!

Esbee said...

So long as you aren't knitting for the cats, I think it's OK...

Pamphilia said...

Don't give me any ideas, Esbee!

N/M said...

We make that soup, too! Beets and buttermilk, right? Have given it to your parents many times.

Pamphilia said...

Yes, I got the recipe ages ago from you!