The sun came through the window over an hour after after sunrise.
(There are two kinglets outside the window this morning.)
It occurred to me that I need another set of parameters for the liminal scarf. The scarf will go too quickly if there are more than 60 rows in one day as I move towards the middle. And so for a day like today: 15 rows of gray, 2 rows of the purple hues, and then 2 rows of yellow-green.
I've been considering my spinning.
I can spin a consistent thickness.
I've been spinning yarn long enough that I know how.
This is relatively even.
But mostly I spin my mood.
The yarn that I spin is usually just what comes from hand to spindle as it is. Tight, loose, thick or thin.
That is good enough for me.
I will probably be back with more posts this week, have things on my mind and am better rested than I have been for awhile.
And if you haven't heard this, I believe that this music speaks to liminal places...
"This is something that belongs to human beings who are behaving in the way that human beings are designed to behave. Using your senses and your curiosity and your materials and whatever's at hand to alter your environment and make something more beautiful than it needs to be. That's who we are." Elizabeth Gilbert
There is a group of 3 or 4 chickadees that seem to be beginning flyers. They have been moving from cherry tree to roof to fence to wire and singing and singing.
Not the chickadee warning song (chick-a-dee, dee, dee), but one, I think, of joy. "Hey look, I'm flying!"
I don't have a lot of experience cooking gooseberries.
I am a beginner.
After checking a few recipes I decided to try cooking my small handful with just a bit of water and a sprinkle of sugar to make a topping for vanilla ice cream.
For lunch today I pulled a few things out of the fridge that I knew needed to be eaten. The last bit of smoked Gouda, a handful of peas and some golden beets. For a salad dressing a bit of olive oil, a splash of vinegar, a bit of thyme and salt and pepper. Some walnuts.
Worth a repeat but who knows if I'll have these things on hand again, in this combination? Never the same meal twice around here.