Today may be one of those days when you just want to go home and knit! It is wet and cold outside and you might be in need of some comfort. The word "comfort" has been on my mind for a few days....
I started a new project with the beautiful new yarn, Salt River Mills Suri Decadence in a soothing copper colour.This luxury yarn contains 90% Suri and 10% Silk. Working with this yarn is definitely comforting! I chose: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gentille by Janina Kallio, a Finnish designer whose patterns are not complicated but give stunning results.
I finished a wrap that I have been working on for a couple of weeks. The satisfaction of a completed project brings comfort. One of my customers decided to knit this in four bold colours of O Wool Local and when I saw it in progress I decided to make it also but chose more muted colours. Friendship and common interests bring me a lot of joy and comfort. Alpaca yarns are comfortingly warm...I enjoyed the softness and warmth of the wrap on my lap as I worked on it.
The written word holds so much comfort and encouragement. I have been reading a book called "The Mystery of Children" by Mike Mason which has inspired, challenged and comforted in so many ways. He says "Each of us has an artist inside. And what is an artist but a child who has never lost the gift of looking at life with curiosity and wonder?"
My grandchildren have comforted me. They sometimes use the illustration of a bucket being emptied or filled....they have filled my bucket to the brim:)
Three of my four precious girls:)
Have a wonderful day!