Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Those Autumn Leaves



Autumn has been reluctant to leave us this year. I find that to be a good thing. I have a mixed relationship with autumn. Most of me loves it. A small part of me hates it. It symbolizes death, a sadness. Spring seems so far in the distance as to be unattainable.

I consoled myself a little by knitting these little falling leaves dishcloths. I've given many away in the last few weeks. Yellow, deepest red. I moved to turquoise then cream. When I knit, I think. I can sometimes look at a piece of knitting I gave away several years ago and tell you all my thoughts as I knitted it. I'm weird that way.

Some giftees are reluctant to use these dishcloths - they're so pretty, they say - I say go ahead, I'll make more, I've got the whole winter ahead of me!

And today, here is Geraldine the geranium outside pretending it is high summer. Go Geraldine!



23 comments:

  1. those little leaf dish towels are adorable! I'm going to see if I can find the pattern. I like small projects that finish up quickly. No sweaters for me!

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  2. they are lovely ....warm here too, Sandy gave us a wicked thunderstorm last night, but it's all over now

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  3. There is no heat here, but we are blessed compared to some of the disaster areas on your side of the pond.

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  4. PS I love your knitted dishcloths. I might be tempted to hang them on a wall rather than use them!

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  5. Those are really cute. I can understand why some people are reluctant to use them and ruin them.

    We are in a cold snap following the storms. I'm not a fan of the cold.

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  6. It's remarkable that you can remember what your thoughts were as you knitted. Apart from anything else, you must have a photographic memory! I can hardly remember what I thought yesterday....

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  7. I love your dishcloths (makes me wish i knew how to knit so I could make some)
    my geranium sat out on the balcony and was only a little battered Sandy and now I see new buds! so autumn is not all about death :)

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  8. I like to think of Autumn as preparing for a winter's hibernation.A quiet regeneration under a thick blanket of snow.

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  9. I like to think of Autumn as preparing for a winter's hibernation.A quiet regeneration under a thick blanket of snow.

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  10. Let me know if you need the pattern, Marcia and I can email you a copy!
    XO
    WWW

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  11. CC12:
    Glad all is well at your neck of the woods!!
    XO
    WWW

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  12. GM:
    We had no effects of Sandy out here on the edge of the Atlantic!
    Those cloths knit up so fast I can always knit another!
    XO
    WWW

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  13. SAW:
    We are still in warmth out here. Gaia is kind we've had some nasty storms in the last few years and escaped this one!!
    Stay warm and safe.
    XO
    WWW

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  14. Nick"
    I was specific, only my "knit thoughts". I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning...:)
    XO
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  15. VS:
    False rebirths maybe? Maybe sleeping might be a better word?
    XO
    WWW

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  16. Catching up here, WWW....so glad you enjoyed your Writers' thingie so much - sounds to have been just what a writer needs!

    Your house looks delightful, so too the knitted foliage... and Geraldine too!

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  17. Goodness! And there's us sitting in five inches of snow. My Geraldine was cruelly slaughtered weeks ago, by Jack Frost's sudden unannounced visit.

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  18. Have you read 'The knitting circle'? they did knit all their thoughts into their work, I would like to have that kind of womanly support; its very hard to find though.
    So, thank you for yours. Much appreciated. CC

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  19. RJA:
    I know, it is strange how our snow takes usually until February to start, a micro-climate on the edge of the Atlantic!
    XO
    WWW

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  20. CC:
    Strange you should mention this as my daughter insisted the other day that I had read it and I have absolutely no recollection of it!!
    XO
    WWW

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