A woman can never have too many blouses, purses and shoes! I would like to add to this… and scarves, shawls and cowls!
I just finished a lacy cowl to brighten up the rest of winter. When I took three lace shawls to a recent weavers’ and spinner’s meeting someone asked: “What do you do with all those shawls and scarves?” She was shaking her head in disbelief… My answer was short: “I wear them,” and “They make great gifts!”
In December I opened a duffle bag (I packed in June) and discovered lovely yarns that I had accumulated over the years. Two large skeins of merino and seaweed fibre jumped out ame and I decided to give my knitting needles a workout indoors while it was too cold to venture out.
The last piece was re-knitted three times. The first time it was too narrow for my liking… the second time it was too wide and ultimately too short. The third time it turned out perfectly. There was no time pressure to get this done. I look at it as a great leisure activity witout the pressure of a deadline.
This is how I have been spending my time for the last little while. I am also experimenting in the kitchen. I have a new toy… There may be some sharing in the future but I did promise in the past that this blog will not turn into a recipe go-to-place. For now, I am practicing mindfulness in the kitchen by embracing each step of a new recipe or converting those that have been tested over time and were approved by the primary taste tester in this house.
Hope your January does not have you too much under the weather. We are heading to Saskatoon tomorrow. My two presentations for the Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild Day are ready to be shared. The excitement is building…