Monday, November 22, 2010
i wasn't even thinking of a thanksgiving theme when i began these. it just so happened that i have this huge spool of ecru cotton, the same i used for the icicles, and kept looking at it and thinking what else can i make with this. i have always loved cotton, especially the whites and butter colored tones. the same with linen, it just speaks minimalist elegance.
i wanted to knit a vintage inspired baby christening cap. i had no pattern, just the inspiration and the intuition of what to do. it was a success. it was knitted with tiny tiny stitches since i used the thinnest knitting needles i have with just one thread of cotton.
the spool has shrunk from huge to large with plenty of giving in it still so i proceeded to begin a baptimal dress (in the works).
i love it when i can accomplish what i envisioned.
i so look forward to thursday. thanksgiving is by far my favorite celebration of the year. the turkey has been purchased and all the trimmings (yes, you guessed, no costa rica, i have broken off a five year relationship which was a real roller coaster) the cinnamon broom at trader joe's scents the house and invitations made to my children and a couple of friends. new beginnings, new reasons to give thanks, new reasons to hope and plan and come alive again. a bit scary i must admit but a decision made based on truth.