A New Bonnet
Since Easter is so early this year, a girl needs a different sort of bonnet.
Perhaps something a little woolly that covers the ears will do the trick. There are still some bitter winds to guard against here in Northern NJ.
I can never manage to get an entire hat out of a 50 gram ball of yarn. This irritates me to no end. I hate having to buy extra just for the last few rounds. Besides, there was only one ball of the glorious green Berroco Pure Merino Nuance in the 50% off bin. Luckily there are so many talented knitters to inspire me. Scraps of yarn from the stash gave me that all important last inch to keep the ears warm.
The colors of this hat have me thinking about fresh Spring grass, warm fertile earth ready for hopeful seeds, and brilliant sunny skies. In the hat I see the potential of things to come.
And in the potential lost category: boiled eggs - never to be chickens. They are delicious though.
Ever since I was a kid, we've dyed brown eggs. The rich saturated colors are not generally what one associates with Easter, but they are my preference over the saccharine sweetness of dyed white eggs.
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