Hello! I took a drive past the river this morning after dropping the boys off at high school. It doesn't feel like it I live near the river, hidden behind trees for the most part, but it's right there, and I'm glad to know it is. I'm feeling gratitude for the beauty around me this morning.
I was noticeably fatigued yesterday, (to say the least,) and couldn't shake it. Are you feeling it too? I grabbed tea and grapes and headed for the porch, hoping for a natural boost of energy. I finally got a second wind late in the evening.
Then, late last night, I searched and found a pattern that I intended to use with my purple linen yarn, I mentioned yesterday. Everyone was in bed, and I love the stillness of the house at this time of night. I printed the pattern and made piping hot tea. My dog was cozy next to my feet, and I smiled as I picked up my needles and yarn to cast on. To my surprise, I quickly realized the yarn, that I've looked at and admired many times over, is in three separate strands, to be held together as one. As beautiful as that may be, it certainly won't be a lace scarf. I did try the yarn for a while then, to see if it was possible, but no. I'll be admiring this on the shelf for a while longer;)
I do have a skein of Raven Ridge, hand painted yarn in color way, Dune Climb, and I think it's the name that inspires me to get going and do something with it. Oh, yarn names are so wonderful that way! So I'll use the pattern I found last night, to make the scarf from this instead. I chose a Traveling Fern Lace Scarf. I think it will be a relaxing knit this summer for moments when I need one. The yarn is a 50/50 merino/silk. It's very soft and the sheen is beautiful.
Nathan, my oldest son, needed to go to the craft store for art supplies for a school project yesterday, so I picked up some thread to crochet a doily. It's been years since I've made one, but every time I do, thoughts and memories rush back to my Aunt Marion's house and her sweet mother (Nana) who allowed me to sit by her in her bedroom, off of the kitchen, and watch her turn those tiny stitches into something beautiful. What is it about knitting and crochet that we never forget who taught us? We forget many things as we age, but the memory of learning these crafts seem to stay; thank goodness, an important part of our life story.
Something I didn't remember however, was how fun it is to do! Really nice to hold something so small in the hands and work the thread.
Have a beautiful day. We are off to piano lessons, followed by lots of Science for homeschool group on Thursday, and there will be food to make for hungry boys arriving home just a little later. Lots of food!
Well my dear friends, I hope you have time to smell the flowers today and time for a breath of fresh air. Everything else can wait at least that long. I hope your evening restores you as well. xo Jeannine