The needles just flew
Wednesday January 01st 2014, 12:30 am
Filed under: Family,Knit,Wildlife

Thank you all for the support; I’d been putting off saying anything but I really did want to be able to go back and remember when the Graves’ was diagnosed. Hey, if it distracts my immune system away from other stuff while being so treatable, good.

Meantime, we had someone drop by today and when he rang the doorbell, I asked the guy, You want to see something?

And so he stepped inside and followed to where I was pointing and there was the hawk on a post, framed by the sky, and I got to see the moment of wonder in his face.

He left and Coopernicus finished his meal–then flew not away but closer, landing at a nearby spot on the fence, shaking out his feathers a bit against the cold and basking in the last of the sun.

Then to the other side of the window, right there. I didn’t get anything done for a little while but just sat and enjoyed being with that beautiful bird. I had moved something out onto the patio and he had to explore every inch around it, gauging distances, hiding places. Hopping up on the metal seed can at the last and simply people watching me back.

I later came across some long-stashed possum/merino yarn I’d had no idea was still kicking around–thought I’d given that away. And yet, at last, it was just the thing: I’d wanted something with no dyes to crock that I could put on my hair when damp, having lost my white one, so when Richard asked what I wanted to do for New Year’s, feeling a bit under the weather, I answered simply, Knit a hat.

And so I did.

And without realizing it till I finished, I knitted the stripes in the tail and the beat of the wings.

A Happy New Year to you and may all of 2014 be a blessing.

(Oh, and, my New Year’s resolution? To finally get around to correcting that time stamp re Daylight Savings. The night is young.)

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You need to share that pattern. It is very pretty.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.01.14 @ 8:50 am

I’m truly sorry that you have to deal with yet another medical issue! At the same time, also I’m so grateful that we live where and when we do so that treatments are available.
Wishing you a Happy New Year,
Carol in MA

Comment by Carol Telsey 01.01.14 @ 9:04 am

I hope the new year brings you improved health. Happy new year!

Comment by Jody 01.01.14 @ 9:28 am

Lovely hat. Agree with Sherry re pattern. Happiest of New Years!

Comment by Ruth 01.01.14 @ 3:22 pm

We came to this life to be tested and tried–and you are certainly getting your money’s worth of that.

I went for a walk today on the lake by my home. There were lots of people ice fishing, and the resident bald eagle came down and did a couple of circles just to see if anything interesting was happening.

Comment by LauraN 01.01.14 @ 4:36 pm

Great hat – and portentious of good designs in 2014. Happy New Year!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.02.14 @ 10:07 pm

I love the hat and completely agree about sharing the pattern.

Comment by RobinM 01.03.14 @ 7:15 pm

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