We are no longer in the triple digits here, thank goodness. In fact I think we are only registering 94°F, but I still seek cooling relief. Autumn and the subsequent cooler temperatures can not arrive soon enough for me. I seriously hope Fall sticks around awhile once it arrives too, because I so greatly desire sweater weather in the mornings and evenings. The cold of winter can hold off for a while, for I only seek temperatures that inspire knitting not those that necessitate it! That would also help to make the yard work so much more pleasant as well.
A Beautiful summer view in my neighborhood.
Inside, away from the heat, while looking around for an activity that isn’t a chore; I come across a few knitting projects in limbo… because life happened, causing me to set them aside. I have not been able to re-engage my creative spirit just yet to inspire me to do more than a few stitches from time to time… every now and then.
For instance, here we have the socks I have been carrying around forever:
Then, there is also the Market bag that I have been making out of recycled grocery bags; it too sits and patiently waits for me to resume my knitting.
Both projects are nearing completion but I can’t seem to motivate. I want to, but I’m not sure what my hang-up is. I could even try to spur the creative juices by making more ‘plarn’ from the grocery and other stores bags that I have been reserving for such purpose. That task can be a pleasant meditative process when I am in the right frame of mind for such doings. But…
I’m not there.
Maybe what I need is something new to inspire?
I have a project in my queue on Ravelry that has waited for me to pick up needles for the longest time. ‘Lyric Tree‘ seems to be calling my name more loudly these days… Hmmm, autumn is approaching (though not as quickly as I might like), maybe I should start that project. If I do, the sweater should be ready to wear by time the weather cooperates with the hopes and wishes of our household.
As I contemplate this new knitting possibility I am looking out the window where I see one of my nighttime visitors in broad daylight!
White Lined Sphinx Moth, commonly known as the Hummingbird Moth.
They are very fond of the trumpet vine this time of year, in spring they frequent our lilacs. We usually only see them during and after dusk and seldom am I given such sweet photo opportunities.
I leave you today with a look out of another window.
Hanging out on a Virginia Creeper wreath.