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Archive for October 22nd, 2011

Today I finally finished the pair of socks, I started to knit last month during a 4 hour train ride to V. to attend a congress there. That’s why I’m calling them by the terribly creative name “Train- Socks”. 😉

The pattern looks quite complicated and intricate but was supereasy and fun to knit. In fact I enjoyed it so much, that I’m working on mittens with the same pattern now.

As usual I found it on ravelry and there you can also find all yarn/needle etc. details: http://ravel.me/aravis83/6tes5

Today I also finally found time to record a couple of sections for LibriVox. Here is my version of this week’s poem, which is called “Song..While with fond rapture” by Tobias George Smollet:

While with fond rapture and amaze,
On thy transcendent charms I gaze,
My cautious soul essays in vain
Her peace and freedom to maintain:
Yet let that blooming form divine,
Where grace and harmony combine,
Those eyes, like genial orbs that move,
Dispensing gladness, joy, and love,
In all their pomp assail my view,
Intent my bosom to subdue,
My breast, by wary maxims steel’d,
Not all those charms shall force to yield.

But when, invoked to Beauty’s aid,
I see the enlighten’d soul display’d;
That soul so sensibly sedate
Amid the storms of froward fate,
Thy genius active, strong, and clear,
Thy wit sublime, though not severe,
The social ardour, void of art,
That glows within thy candid heart;
My spirits, sense, and strength decay,
My resolution dies away,
And, every faculty oppress’d,
Almighty Love invades my breast!

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