Knit Happens

1 Apr

One of the main things I really love about living in France is being able to get to experience all four seasons. There’s a song that says, “seasons change, feelings change, people change…” and it’s really true. There’s something that changes in you with each passing season. During winter here I definitely packed on a few pounds eating warm comforting foods, worked out a little less (it’s hard to get out of bed when it’s snowing), and wore one too many layers of clothing, but one thing I got to experience was the solitude of knitting. I taught myself to knit a basic scarf (with the help of my friends at Wool and the Gang) and I have to say there’s nothing like snuggling up on the couch with a cup of tea and the warmth of the wool. It’s an activity in which you need to utilize patience (which I don’t have a bunch of) and concentration and then at the end an overwhelming experience that you created something with your hands.

My first knitting project completed

Now spring has come and she’s brought with her the blossoms of beautiful flowers in the park, gorgeous weather perfect for running outside to shed those winter pounds, colorful clothing, and fresh veggies.

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. –Rainer Maria Rilke
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  1. Sundays in Lyon | French Press - October 17, 2012

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