"By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired."
-- Nikos Kazantzakis
I have spent the last week trying to put focus back into my life. I could did not imagine it would be so hard; yet each little thing I can complete feels like a major hurdle and each thing I cannot seem to get done is as it should be. Baby steps still bring you towards a goal and that gives me reason to celebrate.
I started taking grape essence this week and I have already noticed a difference. I have always responded positively to essences and I can't believe I didn't think about taking them until now. But c'est le vie.
I decided to start small by working on the Pointelle scarf from Moorehouse. I love their yarn it is so sproingy. I am making this scarf for my sister and then another for myself. It was supposed to be an easy project; but it has taken me much longer then I thought possible. I keep mixing up the rows and have spent more time tinking then knitting at this point.
Sometimes it is like that. But that is okay. I finally was able to get in a groove at knitting tonight and realized if I just "read" my knitting then I would know where I was. Duh, right? I'm always repeating that mantra "read your knitting" in my classes and then I go and forget the basics. I am just not myself and that is just the way it is.
I accept that and I move forward slowly. Moving slowly is still moving and that is all that matters. This project is going to be blocked from 55" to 74"; I can't wait to see what comes of that! And my biggest obstacle is finding the other ball. May the Gods be kind and help me to remember where I stashed it away for safe keeping. lol
I love this green that is so fresh and full of life. I like the look of it on the pavers; it reminds me of a lichen or some moss that thrives in this wet climate we've had as of late. My sister loves greens so I am hoping this will be a delightful little scarf that she can wear when it is just a bit cool. For myself, I chose the peach color since it reminds me of the cherry blossoms in the spring. When we wear them together she will be the leaves and I will be the flowers and since cherry blossoms are a cherished memory from our youth; this will be such a special set of scarves.
I wish you all a safe and Happy Fourth of July as our nation celebrates another birthday!