Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Obstacles Shawl

Dear,

The sun, although she seems to be a bit shy yet, is shining and adding a nice yellow glow onto the spots she chooses to touch. Every single step seems to be so much lighter today and everything, just about everything feels cheerful on a day like this. Even the taste of tea is better. Just think about the fact that no matter what, the spring is on its way and even though there are plenty of dreary winter days ahead, they won't stop the spring from coming.

This little shawl does her deal making this day such a good one.
This is Obstacles from http://www.knitspot.com/ (by Anne) knitted with 4 mm needles of Irish organic wool (http://www.abbeyyarns.com/). Such a delight, the pattern and the yarn. For a while I thought about doing another one but then decided against it and picked something else, but as lovely as this. This beauty woke up my hibernating spirit and wrapped it into the soft cloud of lace.


The words keep escaping and I don't know what to write about. But if I had to choose my adjectives for today they would be:

cheerful happy glad fortunate joyous airy light bright hopeful encouraged

My English skills are limited. Maybe you could add a few to make this day complete.

Be well,

Lene

23 comments:

  1. Your shawl is lovely and your English is descriptive and perfect......love your blog. It always refreshes my spirit.

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  2. Courtney16:00

    what a gorgeous shawl . . . I agree with Vonnie - you say everything beautifully!

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  3. How about lovely, wonderful, soft, fluffy, happy!

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  4. grannypurple17:30

    You have certainly made my bright, fresh snowfall day into all of those words!
    Thank you.

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  5. DomesticShorthair17:42

    That is such a beautiful scarf! I like the word radiant, since the sun's rays and warmth come to mind when I hear it.

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  6. Ellen in Conn17:54

    It snowed and was very cold last night, and today we have heavy rain in Connecticut, USA.

    Adjectives I like today: Fruitful, energetic, productive, inspired, appreciative, strong, creative, capable, clear-minded, thoughtful, inspired, compassionate.

    Not the same as your words, but good for me, today.

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  7. What a beautiful shawl! Your English is inspiring. We should all speak English so eloquently.

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  8. Lovely, lovely, beautiful shawl, and your words are more, far more than adequate! I also agree with Vonnie!
    Here's to a fantastic cheerful day!

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  9. Hi,

    Your laces and your words are encouraging!

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  10. Your shawl is absolutely beautiful, and I love how it is uplifted in the picture and your words are uplifting to read... I'll do my best to remember how happy to read them, how bright and hopeful to be able to be happy...

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  11. Dear Lene,
    I've been happily reading your blog for over a year now, and have never commented before. I grew up here in Florida, not a flake of snow all winter long, and love your descriptions of your home. Your post today was so uplifting, so delightful, I'm forwarding a copy to my mother (age 77), since she really needs a bit of cheer. Lene, I feel you are my friend. Thank you so much for taking the time to show us your life. Your writing and photos are beautiful and inspiring.
    Fondly, Elisabeth in Florida

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  12. Just cloud-like; white is perfect for that!

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  13. Toni02:00

    The shawl is lovely. Do you create your artwork (birds carrying the shawl) after your project is finished or.. before you begin? Your creative spirit is wonderful!

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  14. Your English skills are far from limited - love the shawl and your blog...

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  15. Oh, that is so lovely! I love the simplicity of the white against the pattern. It makes me look at that pattern differently.

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  16. oh! what a surprise! i just came moseying around as usual to see what you have been up to, and there was obstacles to greet me,as you say, like the sun.
    thank you lene, and i'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  17. I was going to say lovely, airy and light. But you did already mention airy and light. I'm glad you are getting more sun in your area of the world. Has to make the dark days of winter a wee bit brighter and happier.

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  18. Täälläkin aurinko on paistanut eilen ja tänään. Ihanaa! Huivi näyttää myös ihanalta, silmäniloa, kiitoksia siitä!

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  19. Lene I've been so busy that I haven't been able to read your blog since early December. I came here again today and was reminded WHY I love you and your blog so much. Thank you for the gift of your writing, your drawings, your needlework of all kinds, your animals, your photos, your humble disposition - everything. My life is richer because you share your life with us. Thank you. I hope you don't mind that I have saved this "obstacles" drawing as the wallpaper background on my computer. It's beautiful!

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  20. Gemütlichkeit! Three year of German in college, this is the only word that stuck! Visiting your blog is such a delight.

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  21. I woud add the adjectives beautiful and inspiring - to describe your shawl! It is divine =)

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  22. The shawl is absolutely divine!

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  23. Dolores19:26

    I love your drawings!!! Have you written any books and illustrated them? They are colorful and lift my spirit!

    And of course your knitted items are very well done and professional!

    All the best to you in 2009!!!

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