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Sunday, January 06, 2008


Beautiful, bright yellow silk yarn from sweetgeorgia yarns. This burst of sunshine yarn was a gift from Mandy and I've wondered about what to knit with it. Finally, something utterly simple knit with good intentions, meaning, I consciously tried to work in a meditative state focusing on optimism, love and peace. It sounds really corny but there you have it.

The yellow diamond drawing was done with much the same thing in mind. I worked a few drawings like this with all my new colored pencils. This is the kind of thing that makes me really happy: lots of sharpened pencils.

My desk in its usual working state. No resolutions this year to tidy it up. Why bother? I'm always working so things have to be out at the ready.
I spent the last three days crocheting and really enjoying it. It's been raining all weekend so I don't have pictures. Maybe tomorrow.


Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I love all the yellow and I love your drawings. I bet that Sweet Georgia yarn is excellent. Don't you love this rain?

Ava said...

I love the yellow, the drawings, and your pencils too. I think it's a great idea to knit with good intentions - especially when knitting for other people.

Ava said...

by the way, will you ever come to DC on a book tour?

Green Kitchen said...

Instead of Like Water for Chocolate, you could be Like Silk for Scarves, or something like that. ;) Nothing corny about weaving in good intentions. I think essence counts for a lot.

Gudrun Johnston said...

Mmmmm...what a gorgeous infusion of colour...I know what you mean about nice sharp pencils!

Carlene said...

If that's corny, then I am corny, too.


I love seeing the picture of your desk!

Lolly said...

A beautiful ray of sunshine from Mandy - and knit so well with your hands. I think it is great that you were in a meditative mindset while knitting it. Not even a little bit corny.

beautiful drawing too. I love clean lines.

Nettie said...

I love those kinds of drawings as they are the only ones I am good at. I love the yellow of the scarf, it's so unexpected.

kat coyle said...

thank you for all these sweet comments. i think knitting can be naturally meditative and calming and thinking about peace is not corny but sometimes writing it out feels that way.

Michele said...

love your jars of colored pencils.

Emma said...

Lolly said it so eloquently - a ray of sunshine! How great to wrap some light and warmth around your neck on especially gloomy days. It is enough to brighten up any old day.