Landmark 16Spring finally arrived on the East End. It’s warm – or warmer – and that makes me happy. The other day I went to the Morton Wildlife Refuge near Sag Harbor (on a top-secret photography mission!). The path was so quiet and green, and we saw two big turkeys and the usual assortment of cardinals and chickadees. I left feeling happy and peaceful, and I could have stayed all day!

At home, the wisteria that’s planted at the bottom of my little deck has more flowers this year. The vines are trying to get into the house as usual, but the flowers are lovely.

Wisteria May 14

I spend so much energy looking for a good job – turning over rocks, peering under furniture, etc. – that I need air and sun and the strong perfume of wisteria blossoms. I’m not totally discouraged yet, but I’m growing weary. Knitting, as always, saves me. It’s moving me forward and widening my world in ways that I never expected. And the very act of making a stitch, and then another, and more – well, if you’re a knitter, you know what a balm that is.

Hats May 14


More knitting means more hats. They’re hats that make me happy, because knitting them is so peaceful. Knit, knit, knit, around and around. I love discovering stripes or bursts of color in these Sundara sock yarns. The colors behave differently on 144 stitches, instead of the 68 or so when they are becoming socks. It’s a project that keeps me so interested that I’ve begun to carry a hat with me wherever I go!

4 thoughts on “Discoveries

  1. I don’t know about you, but if I were to start looking for a ‘real’ job today (assuming I couldn’t get more hours at the LYS wherein I work 1 day per week)…at almost 62…out of the (main) workforce for almost 10 years, nursing an ill husband and recovering from his death and 10 years as care-giver…well…definitely not much out there. But you design, you write, you’re articulate. Is there a book in there somewhere?


  2. I have my fingers crossed that the perfect job will come along for you soon. In the meantime you have once again put me in the most relaxed and awesome mood to start my day. Your words and pictures make me see the world with more clarity…you open my heart and my mind to see things with much better perspective. Thank you Jane.


  3. I’m so glad you found your job, also happy to know your hats are out in the world. It has been a rigorous spring. Things should start to settle down now. Shalom.


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