This month of Project Spectrum colors have been fun to look for as the world is full of yellow and orange flowers. Flowers are always beautiful no matter the color and such a welcome sight. However, it is a rare winter when the flowers of spring aren't covered with snow at least once or twice. Luckily I took pictures of the flowers in our neighborhood over the warm weekend. The miniture white daffodils were so pretty!
Mother nature has a way of teasing us and forcing us to play guessing games. It is difficult to figure out what will happen day to day. Sunday, as you can see from yeterday's post, was a full of sun and blue skies. But, Monday the snow came early and we had near blizzard conditions on a day that felt more like February. Tuesday we woke to a winter wonderland. The poor lilac buds were under a blanket of white. Good thing spring blossoms are hardy little folk.
Project Spectrum has been instrumental in stimulating the learning of something new. For some time now I have wanted to make my own greeting cards and just didn't quite know how to go about it. By making a few trips to a scrap book store and reading a couple of magazines, I have been able to collect a small supply of necessary items. Each card I make encourages new ideas and another trip to pick up more supplies. Each month the shop gives a 20% discount off one item so, next month I'll buy a paper cutter. This month I bought a set of chalks. Paper crafting is much more fun, and more creative, than I thought it would be. If I make enough cards, it will be less expensive than purchaing cards, right?
Many of us feel the 'funk' or have a real sense of ennui about our knitting and, perhaps life in general, as mother nature changes her mind. Having the likes of four seasons in one day can lead to an unfocused feeling. We want to play in the garden but, its too early and muddy to plant. The sky is blue one minute and raining, or snowing the next. The warm clothes we don in the morning can't come off fast enough as the afternoon heats up. Nothing feels right, nothing is enticing...but, maybe that's the point. It's time to relax and let spring come, as it will, and then we'll know just what to do. Let's suspend anticipation and desire and just 'be'...just sit back and enjoy mother nature's antics.
The Euroflax robe from MDK is now on my needles....ahhh, that feels good.