Good Morning to you!
The sun has yet to rise and I am on my 3rd cup of tea. With headphones in and the fairy lights on, I am sending this out to the universe. I wrote this blog post yesterday, but as I sat down and read it over, I felt totally different and just scraped the whole thing. Yesterday was rainy and I had coffee (coffee makes me a little crazy, which is why I tend to stay away from it!). Today, is so full of opportunity! A calmness and herbal tea (okay.. I might be having earl grey at this point, it is not yet 6am!), a fire started from the embers of yesterday (that sounds metaphorical and it can be, but I mean it literally, ha). And so, finally… this Grey sweater that was sold a couple of weeks ago to a lovely artist in B.C.
I Started this sweater in January, with my Lopi Stash. Greys and Ivory, Black and Gold. Similar to the landscape and skies of winter here. Knit in the darker times, helping to illuminate the long nights. The colours reflecting the ever changing sky in January, February even March. Between PEI and Nova Scotia. In the woods, along the river, in a car, over a very long bridge. In a fire lit basement, listening to the wind and a slow yet quick crackle of birch! I chose wooden buttons and used a vintage, strong German made thread that accompanied my sewing machine gifted to me by my aunt.
And Voila! A Simple Grey Lopi Cardigan! I have a feeling this sweater will find a kindred in Northern BC! I think it may be time for me to order some more Lopi wool, I am almost out! I am hoping to make myself an Icelandic Cardigan in Rough Seas with metal buttons. Perhaps my summer project!
I hope you have a lovely weekend! The sky is growing lighter and the birds are singing! I have a busy day of working in the library and going to my favourite store… the hardware store! Gardening things are slowly peaking out and I need more seed trays. We also get to pick out the tiles for the bathroom (eeee, I can not wait to have a shower again!). What are you planning to grow this summer? I’ll post more about that very soon because there is just so so much.
Here is a favourite folk song for you! Planxty’s version of the Blacksmith. This song and actually this video really propelled my love for folk music. Such a vast world of music. Steeleye Span does a version of this song as well, definitely worth checking out as it is SO different and also, awesome. The song is very tragic, telling the tale of a woman who fell in love with a blacksmith only to learn afterwards that he is married. I’m not sure the origins but many of these songs are traced back hundreds of years.