October 31, 2006


Big and Li'l Sister Jill O'Lanterns want to send Ideaphoria's readers their best wishes for a happy Hallowe'en! Indulge your sweet tooth -- I'll be indulging mine!

Nancy Willard is a poet, essayist, novelist -- and one of my favorite writers. She wrote a poem called "Saint Pumpkin," and I'll share the first stanza of it with you:

Saint Pumpkin

Somebody's in there.
Somebody's sealed himself up
in this round room,
this hassock upholstered in rind,
this padded cell.
He believes if nothing unbinds him
he'll live forever.

(From Swimming Lessons.)

In Two Swans Yarns news: Some colors of Satakieli yarn that I ordered from Finland arrived today, including this pumpkin-colored one. As I was unpacking the box, Stormers came along to check on things.


Satakieli is a fingering weight, 100% wool yarn, great for stranded color mittens, gloves, and so on. It comes in 60 colors, and I ordered an assortment. So far I've received a red, a green, the pumpkin color you see in the photo, white, and natural. I'll be listing these on the Two Swans site tomorrow morning.

Posted by Karen at October 31, 2006 03:46 PM

Awww. Stormy looks ready for Halloween!

Posted by: Jewel at October 31, 2006 04:34 PM