Friday, February 13, 2015

Sunlight, captured

I just want to document this, in case I completely forget what it looks like: the sun. Is shining. Look at it glowing in this [fantastic! vintage! Total Partridge Family set piece!] pendant lamp. It's not even on, that's just pure sunlight, magnified by the amber glass. Which is, now that I think about it, exactly why I needed this lamp. Take that, winter!
 
Ooh, aaah! Lovely. I am knitting monogamously on the pink cabled test sweater and it is looking fantastic, but my knuckles are aching. I might look for something to sew while I take a few minutes off--I've still got all the materials for an orange corduroy jacket with polka dot lining and wood toggle buttons all lined up and ready to go, but now that it is -6 degrees F, I'm not sure it'll be very practical in the near future. Maybe I'll just sit in this window, next to that blazing sunbeam, and keep knitting.

23 comments:

  1. That sounds like a lovely plan. A sun spot is truly wonderful! Enjoy!

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  2. oh:::i love your sense of humor, in addition to your amazing talents of cozyness

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  3. The perfect plan. Enjoy the sun! x

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  4. Hi, what a funny post. Quick, catch the sun before it is too late!
    I did the same here yesterday. SO glad winter is almost done with, I tried to catch the sun coming into the room:

    http://www.homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/2015/02/energierecept.html

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  5. Forgot to say:
    1) your amber lamp really does catch the light in a pretty way
    2) Have to remember the term: knitting monogamously. Has an alluring effect :)

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  6. The lamp is beautiful, perfect for the cosy corner. Sounds like a great plan, crafting in the sun. Have a wonderful Valentines weekend.

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  7. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)
    Katarzyna


    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  8. You're probably fed up of it by now, but all that lovely white snow..... all we have in my corner of Norfolk in the UK is endless day after day of grey and gloom and damp. The sharp, sparkling white frosty mornings have been and gone for now, it's just very Eeyore-ish.

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  9. Im hiding from the heat here in Australia 39 degee C or stinking hot. too hot to do anything! trade?

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  10. The cold does go away eventually, you just have to knit it out a bit longer. START that jacket it sounds wonderful and I want to see it. I finished my HST quilt which was inspired by your October quilt - you said all patterns go together so I just went for it and I love it. Jo x
    http://joeveryday19@blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The sun will come out again, even if it seems to be hiding more these days. Enjoy the coziness of Winter. Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day.
    Meredith

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  12. Kristen, you window view with the sun lit lamp is truly lovely.

    I thought that last winter was a tough one, but so far this year's version is really taking the cake.

    Keep knitting, and stay warm and cosy. Indoors. xo

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  13. We haven't had much snow here in Illinois, but it sure has been a dark, gray winter. Today is freezing cold & windy, but the sun is out & what a difference it makes in my mood!

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  14. Sitting in the sun knitting sounds like a plan! Tell your knuckles to behave themselves. Or maybe you just need to bring "Nervous" inside again and pat her for some hand-relief. Or you could just do that spot of sewing... then it will be all ready for spring! :)
    Enjoy your sunshine!
    Sheree

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  15. The view through your window is pure Monet

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  16. I love the way this looks! That lamp is incredible with the sun shining thru! Can't wait for Winter to be over!

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  17. That lamp is amazing. I really thought the light was switched on inside it.

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  18. The quality of the light when there is sunshine on snow is something special isn't it. And that lamp is just the bees knees!

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  19. I love amber anything (even those faux plastic amber beads - I have a string), and your lamp is FANTASTIC. More so that it catches sunbeams! We've had some sun, too, recently in spite of all the serious cold, and that makes all the indoors sewing even better :)

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  20. I'm glad you told us that the light wasn't on. I thought it was of course. What a beautiful way to capture sunlight in winter. And what a cozy space you have for your kitchen table ... I don't have curtains on my kitchen windows either, and I love that (my family is against me however). Is there anything better than a brilliant clear cold day in winter.

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