Thank you for the positive response to my Anouschka Scarf last week. I’m gratified that so many like it as much as I do! The pattern will be available for sale as a download on Interweave’s website once the magazine is past its shelf life.
After a winter of sitting and knitting my body needs some help if it’s going to be seen in a swim suit this summer. I’ve been trying to take a vigorous walk every day for at least an hour, uphill and downhill, around and about my neighborhood. The longer spring days and fine weather are good for motivation but what also helps is to take my camera with me. Evidently a svelter (is that a word?) figure is not mission enough. I’ve never been one for the gym.
I love the everyday things you see while walking that are quite beautiful in their ordinariness. Here are some sights that inspired me on just one walk this week.
the colours of a house (above), more Caribbean than Kiwi
a front yard full of artichokes
a big blue butterfly
a house that started life as a tiny church…… I’d love to see inside
this lovely eucalyptus, in flower on Tutanekei Street
the humble geranium beautifies a plain brick house
someone’s indoor outdoor chairs
a picket fence painted orange
hanging sculptures made of pumice.
I want to make one
on their way to the Tongan Church, boy band ready to roll (they were worried about being late for service)
a single rose
and home again to my broad beans, bearing fruit.
picking just a few to add to a risotto
a little is a lot…..