Three favorites: Babies + Big Meadows + Knitting = Happy!!!
Yes, an epic knit demanded an epic backdrop for the photos (taken by Jonny). But really, if you finish a really wooly shawl in June, wearing it for photographs is going to be unpleasant if it’s 80 degrees out. It was actually quite chilly on the meadow as the sun started to sink. In fact I was very glad to wrap up in my shawl until I realized that my poor baby needed it more than I did.
Driving home, I mentioned to Jonny that I am so glad that my kids have this place that belongs to them and to everyone, a place that they will always be able to visit. I told him that I am happy that one day, when I am dead, they will still be able to visit Big Meadows and they can remember all the times we visited together. Jonny replied, “Well, that’s really depressing.” And I thought I was pointing out a little happy truth.
I think I need to have an album printed of just Big Meadows photos. Then I could watch my children grow up on the meadow in pictures. Job was twenty days old the first time he visited. And of course he was there in utero, and now he’s seven months old. It goes fast.
Shawl details: Ysolda first mentioned this mystery Knit Along on her blog last December. I knew I wanted to participate right away, and thought I would finish in five weeks. Make that five months.
I wanted to step outside my color comfort zone and went with a beautiful coral called Globemallow in this 2-ply sock weight yarn by Beaverslide. The yarn is rustic and wooly and wonderful. Beaverslide produces some of the nicest yarns in my opinion; they wash and wear beautifully. This sweater that I knit in Beaverslide for Larkspur a few years ago (and has now been worn by Beatrix as well) has hardly a pill. I expect that my shawl will wear just as well. The thought of wearing it next winter makes me almost look forward to the cold (but not quite!!)
p.s. The last time I titled a post “epic” I was sharing something that Jonny made. While I do love my shawl, I think his work was more deserving of that title.