'do anything, but let it produce joy'
walt whitman, leaves of grass
made with brooklyn tweeds loft, a fingering weight, leaves of grass took four hanks of the main color, 'postcard' and one for the contrasting trim, 'fossil'. this is really a wool to fall in love with, jared describes it as gently spun, creating a light and lofty fabric. a joy to knit and to wear. yes, all true. i don't know if i was able to capture the color of 'postcard', because it seems to change, from gray to pink with subtle hues in between. even now as i sit here with it beside me, it's like seeing fog in a setting winter sun, ... if you've had the chance to see loft or it's worsted weight sister, shelter, you'll know what i mean.
there was help in styling these photos this morning, first a blue jay flew in, followed by the tree squirrel and finally a heron. and wild daffodils popped up in the path! seeing the end sign made me laugh, it read my mind, even though i was a little sad to cast off and be done, i think this will be the end of pi shawls for a while!
the book i'm reading, folk medicine, a new england almanac of natural health care from a noted vermont country doctor by d.c. jarvis, m.d., was a gift from my mother in law. first published in nineteen fifty eight, it's easy to see why this is a classic, the good doctors advice is simple to follow, use natural remedies and practice the three r's : resistance (to disease) repair (of injury) and recovery (from illness). my mil is so cute, she buys this book in quantity and hands it out when necessary. she had given me my copy three years ago when i became ill after a trip to africa in two thousand nine, just getting to it now. oops!
pattern ~ leaves of grass
designer ~ jared flood of brooklyn tweed
wool ~ loft
kal (knit a-long) ~here, to see all the beautiful shawls, thank you melissa!
ravelry notes ~ here
joining ginny and yarnalongers ~ here