Cobwebs blown away I feel like I can turn the page and welcome 2014 more graciously. Semi-hibernation and heeding the deep calling to nap is my January default but that needs its own balance as I'm not actually a hedgehog burrowed deep in a pile of leaves. A couple of delicious days of snuggling in a luxury hotel and tramping the beaches when the rains abated have me opening to the possibilities of this glorious new year. I want to feel the pure joy and sense of awe I did watching these birds swoop. They ride the wind, yielding when it gusts, finding the lulls, accepting what is and being ready for opportunities that arise. Little gull you make a fine guide.
Making things has always helped me to make sense of my life and when I found knitting I found the sense of myself as a creative person. Back in 2006 it seemed like the obvious thing to do to write a blog about learning to knit. These days the needles are a little quiet and I seem to be absorbed in crafting a new sense of myself. I'm busy being all fingers and thumbs with activities like meditation, tuning in to my intuition and learning about the bounty of the plant world. If I'm not here then I'm sure to be instagramming apparently ordinary things or pinning anything that stays still long enough. Finding ever more beauty and creativity in everyday life.