As knitters and other crafters I’m sure you know what difference a bit of colour makes to your day. An ambiguous winter has kept us folk in Southern Ontario completely baffled, but whether or not the snow is falling or the temperatures are dropping, there’s little colour in the world.
It has its own stark beauty, yes, but it has been a strange winter. With very little snow to brighten things up, it’s almost as bad as an English winter. I have enjoyed not slipping along the path every time I leave the house (though I still fell on my arse a couple of weeks ago, of course) but I’m getting tired.
March starts tomorrow. I don’t hold hope that Spring will come with it; no doubt this unenthusiastic winter will drag its heels.
To usher it in, my girlfriend and I went in search of some plants to brighten up the apartment. Now, I should point out here that without moving from my current position I can see 9 plants, so we already have a lot. I can’t keep them alive so I’m banned from touching them, but it’s great to have them around.
Now we have a couple of tulips on our table. I am in love with this orange/yellow tulip; it’s so warm and bright. I want to take its colours and knit it into a snuggly shawl. Why is that not possible yet? Get on board, science.
Spring might be a month or two away but at least now we can pretend it is on its way.