How are you?
Our day is almost 22 hours along. This 22 hour long day makes it very hard to know when to call it a day and go to bed. Evenings, late evenings are very pleasurable, the wind often calms down and the light becomes soft and the lake is mirroring the opposite side. Last night I was watching the forest on the other side, it looked a bit hazy, not totally clear and although spring has been very slow this year there were already many shades of green to be seen. I was on my way to bed really and then suddenly I felt this little tickle. Happy little tickle and a moment later I found myself digging through the yarn stash in search for something light and summery to have on the needles. I found this green and quickly grabbed the 3½ mm needles, soon to discover that they were a bit big for my taste, and then later I changed to 3 mm and now I am very happy with the outcome. Sitting in the living room in the dimming light with the knitting felt good. I had already forgotten the feeling when the yarn flows through your fingers and I was finding this joy again. I am knitting Swallowtale Shawl (by Evelyn A. Clark from IK Fall 2006), something that I have meant to knit for a long time. I think I did cast on for it when the magazine came out but have long ago ripped the start. I am going to make this little shawl to a bigger size and spend many lovely hours with her. I can’t wait to knit the nupps!
How could I not knit for so many weeks, I wonder now, because this feels so right. Now I have to find some kind of a balance between my sewing life and knitting life. I want to keep both alive and well since they both bring so much joy. I find it very hard to keep schedules, I am sure it would not work if I would say that Wednesdays are for knitting, because by next Wednesday I probably would have forgotten all about it… and an hour for a day for knitting and the rest for sewing would not work either… So I will take what comes. The only reason I am bringing this up is of course a little worry whether these both can flourish in my life at the same time.
I love this season. I enjoy discovering all the joys of outside life all over again. First of all, my morning coffee… Already I have been sitting early in the morning on the kitchen steps that face the lake wrapping myself in an old quilt. It has been very chilly but it is such a good start for a day. I have been cleaning the yard from fallen branches and leaves and been planting flowers although this is a bit too early for this. But I just could not help myself.
It is June next week and all the compulsory driving back and forth between home and town are done for the next couple of months. And that, dear, means that I am going to have more time to my beloved handwork!
In love with little loops again,
PS. I have really missed you a lot. A lot.