All Hallow’s Eve

I modified the look for the holiday 🙂

 

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The Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse

Round about the couldron go:
In the poisones entrails throw.
Toad,that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweated venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first in the charmed pot.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blindworm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing.
For charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and couldron bubble.

 

Scale of dragon,tooth of wolf,
Witch’s mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg’d in the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat; andslips of yew
silver’d in the moon’s eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by the drab,-
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For ingrediants of our cauldron.
Double,double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

The Witches Chant from MacBeth

William Shakespeare

Samhain (sow-en) is the day when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest. It’s the beginning of the new year as the seasons of the wheel turns. This is the time we celebrate the harvest, and prepare for the long sleep of winter.

As I prepare for a long and predicted snowy winter, my thoughts begin to turn to my yarn stash. Am I truly prepared for any knitting emergency that might come up? What if I am snowed in for weeks at a time? What if my favorite din break? What if the electricity goes out? What if I lost my pattern for mittens? Hey a girl needs to plan ahead right. I mean what if I have to knit a blanket to cover my house to keep the pipes from freezing? You just never know.

OTN? Socks, more socks, I don’t even need to look at patterns anymore to turn heels 🙂

UPDATE:

On the bathroom front…  the walls are spackled and the holes all patched and sanded.  The trim has the first coat of stain/poly on, and I painted the ceiling.  Still no word from the tilers.  Tonight I’m priming the walls and if I can just pick a color I’ll paint the walls tomorrow and then call the plumber to put the last fixtures in…  then all the needs to complete this is the grout, a shower curtain rod, a new shower head (I don’t like the default one), a new shower curtain and bathroom rugs, a curtain for the window, and one for the closet door, a mirror for over the sink, and I’m sure there is more…

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6 responses to “All Hallow’s Eve

  1. How about Kitchener? Do you have that memorized? 🙂

  2. As a matter of fact, thanks to you I do have the Kitchener memorized and I don’t hate it anymore 🙂

  3. Samhain is the start of a new year, and it’s always good to spend time at the turn of the year doing things you want to do more of.

    Tonight, I spun on my spindles. A lot. In medieval garb, at Panera. Had several great encounters with curious onlookers who came closer and asked good, honest questions about what the heck I was doing.

    It was a good night. 🙂

  4. Kathy E in Fredericton

    Happy New Year dear Lynne! I hope this is a great one for you, bathroom challenges notwithstanding. 🙂

    I am now suffering serious kniiting envy and wish I knew how to – you make it sound like so much fun!!

    Cheers! Kathy

  5. Forgot to wish you Happy New Year last night… may it be a better one for all of us, starting next Tuesday. OK, starting now, but getting a big boost next Tuesday.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he starts feeling better soon, and that your mom has a bit of a respite.

    Your new look is fabulous – so sophisticated! I have also tried to spruce up my site but have mostly ended up with Pepto-Bismol Purple. Hmpf…

    Know that I totally support you on the stash enhancement, sock yarn or otherwise. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

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