Sunday, July 4, 2010

Morning serenity and playing with textures in handknit

Hi everyone, happy 4th of July.

For us it's a quiet day, my DH and I are not into the 4th of July party thing.
We live abstinent and don't buy fireworks anymore (we had made that decision many years ago, I'd rather give to charity than literally blow up my money into the sky) ), our activities will be unspectacular by any means.

When I woke up this morning shortly after 7 am I stepped outside and greeted the cloudy sky, knowing that the temperatures will be pleasantly cooler and give us a break from the heat.

The early morning felt like a good time of some contemplation, even though this expression may be too strong for my silent early hour on the patio, watching the birds, listening to the sounds of the morning and align myself with life by sitting still in silence.

I don't know if it's my daily dose of Vitamin B or just the abundance of summer light that makes me want to get out of bed and stay active. I have achieved a lot lately, and have played around with new textures and designs, re-discovering my love for ponchos/wrap/shawls. Anything that I can knit on my new thick needles and that will drape loosely.

What a wonderful way of using my yarn stash by randomly pulling out colors and qualities and see how they blend harmoniously into a rustic weave.

1 comment:

Anita said...

I found your blog by searching for hippie style, lol... and that poncho is absolutely stunning... I'm going to have to look at the rest of your blog... and I live in Kansas, btw :)