Low hanging ornamental plum blossoms. Beautiful against the blue sky.

Low hanging ornamental plum blossoms. Beautiful against the blue sky.

It has been a year – OK only three and a half months – but it feels like a year – of changes and they just keep on coming.  Changes in my children’s lives, changes in my friends lives and a dose of Spring Fever that is leaving me feeling restless! The best cure for restlessness is a walk in the woods.

Shaded wooded path at the Canyon

Shaded wooded path at the Canyon

My mind is abuzz with design idea’s and never enough time to create them all!  I am getting better at writing without knitting first – but that is slow and does not satisfy my creativity as much as the knitting itself.  The best cure for frustration is a walk in the woods.

Curly (Fawn) Liles carpet the old mossy road in the woods.

Curly (Fawn) Liles carpet the old mossy road in the woods.

I wanted to do some work on my blog site – learning curves bit back!  The only way to ease learning curves is a walk in the woods.

Woodland reflections in the flowing waters.

Woodland reflections in the flowing waters.

Not as much time for walking it seems as well!  Though that is going back to normal!  Between, visitors, a miserable cold and equally miserable weather – there was not much walking going on.  The best cure for not walking in the woods is walking in the woods.

A Spotted Towhee, entertainment while walking in the woods.

A Spotted Towhee, entertainment while walking in the woods.

But visitors are gone, cold is gone, weather is improving and life is going back to “normal” or what ever that is for me!  I am walking in the woods.

Reward for walking in the woods

Reward for walking in the woods

IMG_9154 (730x1024)Trilliums are just starting in the woods. Curly (Fawn) Liles, Maple and Dogwood blooms are bountiful right now in the woods.  As are Yellow Violets and a few unknown (to me) blooms.  The triple lobed leaf of the Trillium is pushing up all over the ground, following behind the Lilies.

It is Spring in the woods.

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Crown details

Crown details

Ode to….

I have just released a pattern onto Ravelry, Ode to….  A classic, slightly slouchy colourwork toque.  The green sample was knit with Cascade 220 Superwash Sport and the grey sample was knit with Buffalo Wool Co Buffalo Skies.

It will be free until Wednesday 7:00 am Pacific.

For Aunty Evie and other Logan Fans – Logan in the Jolly Jumper.  Playing with a baby helps to keep one sane and happy.  Who could not smile at a happy baby?!

Walking in the Woods – is the grounding I need to keep sane and creative.  How do you ground yourself?

Happy Viewing

Lynette