Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Blessings

 So here's my plan:
Finish the cute green granny slippers in adult size.
Knit some fingerless on 1's. 
My arms are  bit achy from the size 10s after nearly two pair of slippers.  I LOVE these slippers though, and will trade off knitting more of them and knitting fingerless. 
2 pair does not a pile make. 
Yesterday was cold and beautiful here. 
Fireman and I went to see the burial sites at the Effigy Mounds Preserve nearby in Whitewater. 

I bit ashamed to say that Wickepedia is my go to ...
These Mounds are much much older than I thought. 
It was difficult to see the shapes of the mounds from standing level.  
I did feel like I was walking very Sacred Steps from long ago, that we dont' find much of in the USA.  
I tried to be mindful of the Spirits and people who came long before me and long before Colombus that's for sure. 

The oddities were that these Mounds are basically in a subdivision with little to no fanfare or for lack of a better word: respect? 
Something this old and this Sacred should be better marked, and I'll look into what I can do personally to make a difference. 
Any thoughts? 

I'll finish with how gloriously beautiful this country is.
The leaves are turning, the roads are winding and the sky is full of stars here.  
We are really Blessed! 


Kim in Oregon said...

I downloaded that pattern from Rav as well. I love the idea of a pile of slippers! I need them dog sized though. :-)

Tired Teacher said...

One idea for helping the mounds is to make contact with the local historical committee. I'm sure they would welcome new ideas.

Vera said...

Very cool. So glad you are enjoying your new home/location...and it is such a gorgeous time of year. Have a wonderful weekend.

Katherine said...

You are blessed!! That is beautiful country. Nancy has the right idea! If you are sure it is a project you want to participate in, contact the local historical society! I did that once when I stumbled on a cemetery in a wooded area in Hanover Park, IL where our children were playing. The graves were all from the 1800s and had not been cared for. I talked myself into a three year project, so be sure you don't bite off more than you want to chew!

Summer said...

The granny slippers are so cute ♥

Araignee said...

I felt that way when I saw the Alamo slap dab in the middle of a shopping mall. Who would build around a national treasure? Why?

Betsy said...

How wonderful that you want to do something about these burial grounds. It always seems strange to me to see something that sacred not respected as it should be. Your granny slippers are great! I made some similar, but with our hardwood floors found myself slipping and sliding around. They are comfy cozy though. :-) We're having a windstorm today and lots of our trees have lost their leaves because of it. Fall is zipping by quickly here.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Those slippers will be nice for the coming winter!

Stefanie Ng said...

It is always fun to be able to visit an educational and interesting place in the neighborhood. You sure are whippin' out those slippers.

Judy S. said...

Glad you're exploring your new state! I think there's another one called Lizard Mound State Park. There's a college in Whitewater, too. Eagle River is one of my favorite spots as I spend a number of years as a GS camp counselor in that area. I wonder how many of your blog friends downloaded that slipper pattern? I sure did and at least a pair is on my to-do list.

Beth Coleman said...

Wiki is my go to also! Love the slippers!

Delighted Hands said...

Yes, we have Native American burial mounds near us and they have a crooked, decrepit marker.
It has a 'so long ago, who cares!' kind of feel to it. Some people who did care, at least got it recognized.

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying "my" state!
I also find Indian mounds hard to truly see and appreciate.

Mereknits said...

I miss Wisconsin in the Autumn. Have you been hiking in the Kettle Morraine?

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