Sunday, January 18, 2009

Unraveling a winter day....

This is what the world looks like today - my small part of the world, anyway...

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Pillows of snow have fallen during the night and now, in the weak sunlight that is struggling to lift its head over the covers, sounds are muted, colours are weak, and a kind of small silence has enveloped this neighbourhood.

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I imagine everyone cosy in their houses, performing little domestic tasks in warm kitchens: eggs scrambled for the little boy visiting his great aunt on the corner; my near neighbour having a second cup of coffee at her kitchen table, the Sunday newspaper propped against her sugar bowl; on the other side, my far neighbour weeping as she scrubs the dishes, grieving for her girlfriend who stormed out yesterday with cardboard boxes of possessions;
...on the next block, even the churchyard is quiet, as few people brave the 6 inches of soft slippery snowflakes on the roads...

In a minute I'll be in my own kitchen, in the back of this old rambling farmhouse, making tea and reading mysteries... preparing to frog what was meant to be a Christmas sweater gift...

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and perhaps later in this snow-deluged day I'll transform its awkward lines into something soft and comforting, like THIS.

4 comments:

Briley said...

That sweater looks like it would have been so wonderfully cozy! I guess it will be just as cozy as a blanket, and you won't find a day better suited to starting it.

Enjoy th esnow day.

Unraveling Sophia said...

I had high hopes for this sweater but my maths were wrong. The row of leaves across the yoke? I increased too much and you can see how its now all ribbley and they leaves don't look like leaves. Its really odd on, especially the shoulders where the leaves stick up.... I could correct it, but now that its gone so wrong...

VicJoRob said...

Wonderful choice for a substitute project. Making a blanket or afghan is just about the easiest way to stay warm while crocheting. As it grows, you won't need anything else on your lap or your legs.

Much luck and stay warm. I'm here in the DC metro area and while a bit frigid, no snow but plenty of "flakes" in the air.

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