It is one of those perfect summer nights where red and gold fade to peach and violet, and the hazy lilac light lingers forever in the trees. It is a comfortable 81F (27C) and thoughts of snow are far, far away.
The cat is nosing around, looking for a cool spot. The humidity is low and the night is quiet. There is so much for which one can be grateful, including your not-crash-landing in Chicago. What a hair-raising experience! I’m not ready for The Mindful Sheep - or the thread between us -- to end just yet.
But how do I go forward now, with our long-dormant blog?
The knitter’s battle cry of never give up.
Rip it, and start again.
Which is exactly what I’m going to do with the self-indulgence sweater. Those stripes just have to be vertical! Kaffee Fasset comes off the shelf, and pretty soon I will start on a side-to-side pattern.
Now here is a laugh --something I found at the supermarket in Germany! Someone thought this was a good idea. The customers did not agree, since these are already in the mark-down bin. Maybe it’s the colorway the candlemaker chose, or maybe the whole concept of knitted candles. I’d definitely start again!
|Knitted Candles - Leipzig, Germany|
For another mind-blowing knitting reframe, check out the photos my IG friend Simon sent me last April, around Easter -- yes, that is giant knitting, in the middle of the sanctuary of Renfield St. Stephen's in Glasgow.
Simon says he works literally under the church, which sounds a bit weird and tomblike until you realize the building is a big complex which includes a conference center, a cafe, and is home to a number of outreach organizations, including Simon’s, Headway Glasgow. Headway Glasgow provides information, resources, group support, activities and encouragement to brain-injured people, allowing them to start again.