Monday, March 5, 2012

a leo moonday

I knitted outside yesterday, swaying on the porch swing all the while -- another blue hexipuff for the beekeeper quilt. I kept thinking the yarn was the exact same color of the sky so I chopsticked it onto a vine for this comparison photo. Pretty close.

I'm glad to say I needed a bigger basket for the hexipuffs. And I can tell it's going to be traveling between the house and the garden from now on. If I could only be as dedicated to my other knitting projects as I am to this one now!

One end of the messy sewing table made me, well, deliriously happy, that's what.



Today is a waxing Leo moonday with only a few more days until the full moon. Now is the time for refinement, to put forth a little more effort to take things toward completion -- those final touches, the last push. It can be intense, but also fulfilling and productive.

As Leo is a fire sign, its energy is warm-to-hot, honest, and spontaneous. We are drawn outward to be with other people and we're not afraid to let ourselves shine. We are lion-hearted -- loving, brave, and courageous.

Leo rules the upper back and the heart and circulation. That means those parts of the body are well-treated or more easily burdened now. With Leo energy so hot and dry, this is a good time to create balance by staying hydrated, avoiding too much caffeine, and taking moments throughout the day to breathe and relax.

At the same time I am overjoyed with the approaching warmth of spring and all its color, I remember and wish lion-hearts for the people bearing the devastation from violent weather here in the US and elsewhere. It's just so easy to forget when it's not in your own backyard.

xo

P.S. I was just reminded -- take a look at Deb's sky scarf!

the line of demarcation


15 comments:

Nanette said...

Wow! look at that beautiful hyacinth, if that's what made you so happy, I can see why. Love all your little puffs nesting in their basket. Is that a little knitted spirit doll on your table?

Jeannie said...

I can smell the hyacinth in my mind. There is something about spring flowers that I find exciting and appreciative of their beauty - especially after a long, beige winter! I went outside to stitch yesterday. To be in the sunshine and warmth was such a gift. I am also intrigued by the glimpse of the doll. I love the beading in its hair.

liniecat said...

Am ashamed to say I bought the pattern but have yet to knit a single hexie!That could be construed as self discipline but its not lol its on the ...to do..list lol
Your so right, that soft squishy hexie is just like that beautiful sky

deanna7trees said...

so much beautiful color.

Nancy said...

Every photo you post speaks volumes of beauty!! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new banner! And your hexie in the sky gave me the idea that you could make a hexie sky scarf (see Deb's site: http://beecreative.typepad.com/bee_creative/)!!!
Thank you for sharing the way you see your world, it's priceless :)

woman with wings said...

Nanette, oh yes, that's part of it -- the wonderful fragrance! She is a little spirit doll made from socks and stuffed with herbs and items from my herbalist certification ceremony -- and some wool. She's still in the works . . . I don't know that she'll ever be done!

woman with wings said...

Jeannie, I completely agree, it is SUCH an exciting time we're going into now. Maybe up to 70 today but I think we have snow in the forecast. Crazy. Sounds like we have very similar weather, zone 5? Thanks, the beading in her hair is some trim that I was given.

woman with wings said...

Lyn, my gosh, you make so many original things already! -- don't feel bad, it'll reach the top of the list when it reaches the top of the list!

woman with wings said...

The color of spring is gaining on the browns and golds. Feeling ready!

woman with wings said...

Nancy, thanks so much, you are so nice, I feel the same about your inspiring photos and videos and poetry. :-)

Oh, wouldn't that be cool? I wanted to do that project along with Deb but decided our sky was the same color every day! Now I realize it does change, it just takes a good eye...

Trish said...

Gorgeous...wish I could sit outdoors and knit with you.xxx

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Trish, I wish for that, too!

handstories said...

the end of your table is a vision of spring! and again, your hexipuffs are delicious.

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Cindy --- yes, but only a vision, it's snowing outside. Cuss-word here.

Deb G said...

You can start any time! :)