Saturday, September 24, 2016

Equinox Knitting


This is my favorite time of year. My birthday often coincides with the equinox, and I've always felt the shifting of the season in my bones. Growing up on the southern hemisphere, we would be transitioning into spring right now. But since moving north, I've fallen in love with the fall. It's the perfect weather for knitting on our deck, and I plan to enjoy it as much as possible before the cold settles in. Socktober is right around the corner, so I'm working on a new pattern to celebrate. I'll definitely be wearing these to Rhinebeck. Will you be there?


Yarn is Toil & Trouble Classic in The Sandman.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A New Season

With blogging, there is always a question of how much to share, because after all, blogging is a way in which we give friends and strangers a glimpse into our lives. When things are difficult, I struggle with what to say, how much to say, and how far to go off topic - but the truth is the last few months been difficult and I've been at a loss for words for a long time. August was an especially bitter month, with loss, heartache, and a lot of re-evaluating and re-prioritizing. Months and dates are arbitrary, but with the arrival of September I am hoping things will shift and quiet down. We can already feel the chill creeping into the air, the leaves starting to change, and summer is undeniably coming to an end. I am hopeful that it will also mean a new season with more joy.


I always have Elizabeth Zimmerman's words at the tip of my tongue - "Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." Stitch by stitch, skein by skein, I know things will eventually be mended. Until then, I'll just keep dyeing and stitching. I'm looking forward to the changing leaves, and wearing hand-knit socks and sweaters. The photo below was taken at the Salem Willows. It definitely doesn't hurt to live in such a beautiful place.