Since I became hopelessly addicted to knitting, this time no longer daunts me. On the contrary, I feel excited by the thought of cosy nights knitting and rugging up in those knits, the warm soups and the time for introspection and quiet connections with home and family. There's a beautiful verse by Rudolf Steiner that the teachers meditated briefly upon each morning during my week teaching a couple of weeks ago:
When to my being's depths I penetrate,
There stirs expectant longing
That self-observing, I may find myself
As gift of summer sun, a seed
That warming lives in Autumn's mood
As germinating force of soul.
It's from the Calendar of the Soul and given the space and time to contemplate, provides such a possibility to open to that nurturing inner glow ready in the soul to ignite at this time of year.
and onto knitting...as usual...
Here are the Autumnal knits in my life at the moment!
I finished Mr P's pixie hat, which he loves! (free pattern on Ravelry by my friend Dee)
Love the soft red(American Beauty:one of the solid colours) in Malabrigo Worsted
And, cast on today for a hat for my big girl chicken who is going on a week long horse riding camp soon and needs a hat!
Pattern is Oaked by Alicia Plummer, in again, Malabrigo Worsted in Sealing Wax colour, a rich russet orange-red.
Joining Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.