January can be a pale and dreary month after the intense colors of Christmas. But gray doesn’t have to boring or plain. I’ve been admiring some very pretty gray things as of late, like a new vintage photo and lovely gray knitting project.
The other day I was surprised by a package in the mail and received this most gorgeous of gorgeous old photos from my friend (and jewelry making genius) Katinka Pinka. I had seen a glimpse of it in a photo she posted of her booth at Max’s Haus in New Braunfuls, TX. She was kind enough to send it to me, and I love love love it. It looks to be a pair of children’s confirmation photo. Their last names aren’t the same, so I wonder if perhaps they were cousins. I love her dress, don’t you? And their tiny ornate Bibles and rosaries. I think their candles have been ‘enhanced’ to look as it they’re glowing. Pre-Photoshop, people!
I’ve also been working on that dreamy gray yarn I purchased at Shepherd’s Cross last month. it’s soft and easy to knit, and I decided to try out the seed stitch after seeing a really simple explanation for it on Katie Elliot’s blog. She also made a seed stitch scarf, and so I thought it would be a perfect way to get that stitch down pat. As you can see from the little ball of yarn, I’m almost done!
Well, I need to get ready to start the day. I’m in the mood for french onion soup tonight. The temperatures are finally falling from their deceptively spring-like warmth and perhaps winter will truly be on it’s way soon. Will we see snow this year? Who knows! I did buy a snow shovel and a karosene lamp…which should guarantee we have the warmest winter on record 😉
Til next time….