How are you!
It’s a lovely, warm Sunday afternoon here on this island. The birds are singing after a couple days of cold, grey rain. The resident red squirrel is running through all the tops of the pine and I am just sitting here with the window wide open, drinking some Kombucha and listening to the chimes! We have been so busy lately, that I have not had the time to dedicate to sharing this lopi sweater. Finally, finally the time is here and I can move ahead with a clear idea of my creative world.
And so, in the bleak mid-winter, I cast on a Charcoal Lopi Sweater with the intention of having it completely finished in January, blog finished – etsy listing and all, my how time flies.
This sweater travelled to Nova Scotia with me, where I knit it accompanying my sister in her last trimester of pregnancy. After spending time with Meaghan, I took the bus to Northern NS. It was here that I finished it, back in February! We did not see very much snow this winter, however I did manage to have a slightly snowy fire in the woods in Nova Scotia. My father built this little setup in the woods with benches and a stone pit. I love this spot, surrounded by the swaying spruce and the thick, squishy moss.
In the warmth of spring, it’s hard to believe winter happened at all. It’s almost strange looking back at these photographs. Winter, summer… I find living with seasons so magical and so much like dream recollection. Despite months of battling arctic winds or basking in summer’s sun, the other feels like a faded dream too strange to truly have happened.
Today, as I post this, the early flowers are blooming and I filled a seashell with sweet water for the bees. I am genuinely happy and if it doesn’t rain, will go out soon to collect some maples and put some plants together for friends and family.
In other parts of my world, my knitting has come to a grinding halt. I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to knitting the way I use to. The outside world to me is the most important thing and it takes time, time and patience and a lot of love. I also am doing some custom artwork again, reading books, working part-time in town. So my knitting is still happening but the way I use to knit – just a little bit, while watching a show or having a cup of tea. Slow and steady but how can I stay inside when the earth is awakening! My moods ebb and flow so I’m sure I’ll be overcome at some point with an obsessive knitting period 😛
So friends, the thermometer says 16 Degrees C with the possibility of rain so I am going to get outside before the rain comes 🙂 I hope you enjoy your day! I am so happy and excited to see what the next couple of months bring 🙂
Green Blessings on you all <3
A favourite Irish Gaelic Song for you <3