Tuesday, February 21, 2012
New knitting books, knitted scarf and a painting
I spent my morning having tea and breakfast with my friend and neighbor Linda. It was a lovely start to my day. Knitting and chatting is something I must make time for. I have started knitting myself a long narrow scarf which I will sew together at the ends to create a circle to wrap around my neck...forgotten the name of it but I will show you when I am done. I have chosen alpaca and merino. Nice and soft. Some of the yarn I have spun and dyed myself. Dinner tonight is completely organic and grown from our orchard. Beans, potato and pumpkin. It thrills me when I can make a whole meal from planting to harvesting to the table....
I too have been taking painting lessons and have produced quite a few works of art. This is my favorite...goes with my home and I have a spot waiting in my bedroom just for it. I find it romantic and have a passion for painting flowers in vases. The aim was to take the lessons and full my passage with my own art. It is cheaper.
These two new knitting books have sparked new ideas for Winter. I love them and can't wait to start on a new project. News around Say's this Winter is going to be a cold one and might come a little earlier. Every year I make these dreadful deals with myself that everyone will have a knitted beanie, scarf, blanket and cardigan..I have possibly 2 months to get all that right. Then I say to myself 'how can one prepare for Winter when your'e sipping lemonade in the sun!!'