Shhh...can you hear that? I had forgotten this sound. It is the quiet of early morning while everyone is still asleep. Nothing but me, the dog, a cup of coffee and my knitting. I had four blessed days of silence while my school was on break before my children's, but it just did not measure up. What is it about knowing that they are all home, snuggled under the covers that makes that stolen morning hour so wonderful, so deliciously quiet? When the children were little, I would set my alarm and sneak downstairs. I had forgotten how those few minutes could help start my day on such a 'centered' track.
Jake decided that 7:00 was late enough for me today; I woke to his wet nose nudging my elbow. It was the first morning that I had been able to follow him out on the deck without grabbing a coat. Early spring means that the birds at the feeders have yet to figure out that we are not a threat and flew away as soon as we opened the door. Something besides a blackbird (yuck) and the robins at the feeder this morning. I believe, I believe winter will end!
My son, K. made DH and I a lovely breakfast of bacon, pancakes, fried bananas, and peaches. Not bad for an 11 year old! His sisters missed out on the fun; heck...why would we expect them out of bed before 10:00? DH cleaned up, and now the 'boys' are off on a walk. I am happily typing away, E. has found her basket and is eating Cadbury Creme Eggs for breakfast, and A. is still abed.
So as I ask lovely E. to turn down the television for the third time, it is time to switch to knitting news. I finally was able to move a piece of the 'bad knitting karma' out of the house. I have had my friend's sweater in the house for over a year and a half. I finally finished setting the sleeves, doing the side seams and one shoulder. I could not finish it as she had missed one of the shoulder shaping bind offs. I have assured her that once she corrects that I will be happy to finish the remaining shoulder seam and help her with the neck. However, it must be done at her house so that the 'bad karma' cannot re-enter mine.
Rhaposdy in Tweed has one completed sleeve and two chart repeats of the back finished. I am not enjoying the Donegal Tweed. Ei says that it is one of her favorites. I hope that when washed it softens up a bit. So in order to put some tactal pleasure back on the needles...I started a little something from the Manos stash. Don't tell the Donegal, but I just was completely fulfilled! I needed more!
If you are reading, you may wonder why Easter services are not a part of this day. Hmm...how much do we share? Especially when I do not know who, if anyone, actually reads my humble offerings. Yes, this household believes in a greater being, but we do not belong to any church at present. And I shall leave it at that for now...