To those who have patiently waited, I offer my sincere thanks. To the rest of you, myself included: simmer down, it's almost here! In spite of a week that defies explanation, I am dangerously close to posting the Faery Ring pattern. So close, in fact, that I am finally showing you the pictures of just what you have been promised for lo these many days.
You would not believe how hard it is to take pictures of oneself wearing ones own sweater. And when that sweater is made up of cables that disappear in all but outdoor lighting in the dead of winter, the problems are just beginning.
So here are a few rough first attempts, if nothing else, to prove that there really is a Faery Ring. Here, also is the poem that inspired it:
If you see a faery ring
In a field of grass,
Very lightly step around,
Tiptoe as you pass;
Last night faeries frolicked there,
And they're sleeping somewhere near.
If you see a tiny fay
Lying fast asleep,
Shut your eyes and run away,
Do not stay or peep;
And be sure you never tell,
Or you'll break a faery spell.
My week has so far included an unscheduled day off from work because I didn't notice that my children did not start back to school the same day as my husband (yes, they were actually still waiting for the bus when I figured it out: Worst Mommy In The World award number 13), extra ice skating practices for my daughter, an introduction to Cub Scouts for my son, the beginning of Graduate School for my Husband, the return of all my book edits from my publisher, and a surprise trip to the ER, where I met a swell neurologist who explained to me all about how a migraine can actually cause a person to temporarily lose their powers of speech. And it's only Wednesday.
Never. Ever. Ask. "What Next?.
Pattern to follow. Really.