Blue crescents, creamy roses, swallows and amazons.
Has it really only been two weeks since I last wrote? It feels much longer. The whole world has changed since then. My whole world has changed since then. It’s difficult not to wonder if things will ever feel “normal” again. It has been a tumultuous time for us all, that is for certain, and at times like this, maybe we question if there is any value in the smallest of things like yarn, knitting, books, flowers, blogging. Maybe now more than ever it is important that we still make art, read good books, find beauty in the harsh landscape, tell stories. These are among the things that remind us that we are human. These are among the things that have helped me keep calm and feel normal from day to day.
A dear friend asked me to knit a shawl for her, and she chose this beautiful teal colored yarn for an Ara Shawl. It is going to be beautiful. I’m grateful for a simple and meditative pattern to work on.
Also, I’m reading Swallows and Amazons aloud to the kids in the evenings. Only a couple of chapters in but we are already hooked. We’ve neglected our family read-aloud time for a little bit and it feels good and important that we read good stories to our children in these days.
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