Over the past days I have watched her and loved every single moment.
The lake has been in different colours, mostly different shades of blue, but last night she was dressed in pink when the sun was setting. She has worn intarsia patterns, when clouds have been reflecting on her surface in a quiet evening, or stripes when a sudden little wind has picked up a part of the surface making tiniest ripples, or million little sparkling pearls like now when the sun is dancing on her and slow wind is quietly caressing her, not to talk about the patterns the birds have been creating when swimming and diving.
I have been staying up very late at nights. The light is just too beautiful and I don’t want to miss anything, I have to feel and see and witness all the first things like the first butterflies.
I would say that I have not been knitting. Just a few rows here and there. Henry is resting in his box at the moment. He is quite demanding and wants me to concentrate on him solely and right now I am not able. I have to let my eyes look further and see more. (Plus the fact that the wool is quite harsh on my hands. I’m going on a trip next week and I don’t want to have sore and red and burning hands. Henry and garden work and housekeeping are too much to my hands at the moment. )
DH and I are going to Italy! I’m so loving the thought of going on a vacation and I’m thinking about leaving without knitting. You heard me, without knitting. Right now I need to see other things than knits, I probably will not knit even in the plane, I will concentrate on refreshments and DH's stories! He is a good storyteller and in everyday life there is just never enough time to tell or to listen. My hands need to rediscover new things and feel new surfaces. I need to fill my mind with new impressions. Needles will stay home. Yarn will stay home. Patterns will stay home.
I said that I have not knit, but three socks have been born. For these I must thank Cara! Thank you for pointing out the pattern. Monkey is such an enjoyable pattern and very easy to remember and easy to adjust to if you need to. This is the Monkey sock pattern from Knitty.
I love my stash and have found sock yarn beauties there. This first pair of socks was knit with yarn from Cabin Cove. I used 2,5 mm (US1,5) needles and all the time I was wondering if I should have used 3 mm (US2,5) needles instead. Knitting these was a joy and don't you just love the colours? Luckily I have many more skeins of Dave's yarn left!And the next pair on the needles (the pair for the left sock) is being knit with Black Bunny Fibers sock yarn. I'm using 2,25 mm (US1) size needles and the process is just as enjoyable as with Dave's yarn. The dying is again very pleasing. I have lost the bands for both of these, so I can't tell the names or numbers of the colourways. There are many many more socks yarns that I don’t know yet. And would love to know. Maybe joining a sock club would be a perfect way to get to know new yarns and to get to know new colourways. There are so many lovely colours to be discovered and I really should be more adventurous.
The sun is shining. Mr Cat is lying on the deck and I will make fresh coffee and join him.
And I will listen to the concert of the birds and watch the beauty of the blue lake. If knitting happens, it is fine but if it doesn't, it is fine as well.