Thursday, July 31, 2014

Goodbye July!

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise.

—William Blake

Brookfield Farm


Flower Meadow at Kripalu

Hummingbird at Kripalu

Where did July go? How can it be over already? 

I had a quick vacation at Kripalu, which is where I snapped the flower meadow and hummingbird. It was a brief visit, but long enough to renew my energy and spirit, and it gave me lots of sketching, knitting, and stitching time ... 


Couplet sock at Kripalu

Kripalu Sketch

Wrinkle Embroidery in progress

Kripalu Sketch

new wrinkle embroidery piece

Scarf in Progress, at Kripalu

The scarf on the picnic table? It's a new design, with lots of lace, a nice transitional piece for late summer/early fall. The yarn? A fingering weight blend of merino, cashmere, and nylon called Luxury Sock, from Sunshine Yarns.

Scarf Knitting at the Lady Killigrew

After getting a Eucalan bath yesterday, it was ready for its transformation on the blocking wires.

Eucalan Bath

New Scarf Design, Blocking

Details will be forthcoming just as soon as the pattern writing, editing, and photography are done. It will be available sometime in August—definitely before the start of the September Neckwear KAL we're having in the Blue Peninsula group on Ravelry.

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Hummingbird at Kripalu

So often during July I wished I could slow down time. I wanted to hold on to summer's beauty forever. But of course, Blake's right—you have to kiss the joy as it flies—and just ...

Let Go
Meditation Garden at Kripalu


Melissa ~ twoknitwit said...

what a wonderful quote ~ I'll have to remember that one

and I've already told you how much I love the new design ~ I may just have to join my first BP kal :)

glad you had a good vacation!

Leigh M. said...

What a beautiful post, Bonnie! I love that quote, so true. xo

Peacefully Knitting said...

Such a lovely post Bonnie! I am having a hard time believing that it's already August!