Howling wind, flying fingers

April 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Posted in art, country life, family, knitting, Life, love, photography, snow | 12 Comments
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20140410-164623.jpgThis is one of those spring transition days, bringing with it the inevitable blustery winds Winnie The Pooh made famous. For the first time in more than six months it is 70 degrees outside … ah, the pleasures of 72 degree air.

Not that I was unhappy with our winter; no, far from that, The winter we are finally emerging from was my favorite winter of my life, as far as the weather goes. It was horribly cold, but I was able to spend much of the time snug at home knitting, baking, studying, reflecting, enjoying family, organizing my studio, prepping for paintings, working on some paintings, and generally staying warm.

But, no matter how much I like winter cold and snow, I do so look forward to the first day of going outside and feeling the natural warmth of the sun on my skin, my back and shoulders.

Today was that day.

72 degree air.

I have this pile of knitting in my lap, a knew lace shawl I have designed and am close to finishing. It will be my special shawl for chilly spring days and cool summer evenings. I will make a pattern available, hopefully before too long.

I hope you are enjoying your spring day.

~firefly

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  1. Glad to see you back–and the spring, too.

  2. I loved this winter too, time for reading, making soup, naps & being still. To everything there is a season….I am ready for spring and loved the warm air & sunshine today.

    • Oh yes, and soup … I had missed mentioning the wonderful soups of winter. Thank you for stopping by and for a lovely comment. :)

  3. Your shawl looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see it finished and also see the pattern. Thanks.
    Joan the Knitter from Wisconsin

    • Thank you Joan. I am looking forward to seeing it after I block it too.

  4. It’s been a great day here in RI, my husband & I have been cleaning our asparagus, iris, & peonies beds plus a few other gardens, we have another week or so to go In our yard then we will move on to some of our customers. This is our part time job doing lawns & gardens so we can enjoy our cabin in the woods of Maine in winter. I am also knitting but right now I’m working on a peacock in counted cross stitch on navy blue while I can still see working on dark fabric. We are both in our seventies & really feel great this Spring as we both have been losing weight. I’ve lost 20 #, he has lost 28#, it has made a big difference in what I am able to do outside this year.Hoping for 30 more by the end of the year.

    • You sound so busy and productive Susan. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  5. I’ve always loved your knitting patterns and can’t wait for this pattern to come out! It looks lovely!

  6. so nice to hear from you…seems like it was a long winter everywhere! waiting to see your finished shawl…happy spring

    • Thank you Beth, and happy spring to you as well. Green sprouts came up everywhere today, some pretty little flowers, and peepers singing out by the willow.


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