Greetings from DC - it was strangely warm yesterday, up into the 60's, but today a cold front is moving in and the rain will be turning into sleet by this evening. It will be a good day to be in my studio throwing pots!
Last night, I left my office in Dupont and walked to the metro, listening to Robyn (www.robyn.com) on my iPod. I got down into the station, bopping along, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but...a woman standing and knitting. In the round. On four needles. In a cable pattern! I passed her by at first, but as it all hit me I turned around and took our my ear plugs and we had a great conversation! I told her how pleasing it was to see someone knitting down in the metro station in public. We smiled and said good bye. I got on my metro (very crowded) and after a few stops was able to take a seat. As we pulled out of Union Station, I noticed another knitter - working on an afghan that she had spread out over her legs as she knit away! I was so overjoyed. It just warmed my heart, twice in one evening, people knitting on the metro.
My best to all of you. We're having a wonderful time this season, the Best Beloved and I. We are moving towards simplifying: spending less, cooking more, knitting more, potting more, enjoying our friends. In these anxious time, may the peace of a winter sunrise rise in your hearts. And may we all knit more on the metro!
Jonathan in DC