Soul Happy

“Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” 
-Emily Dickinson

Soul Happy Cowl, traditional style, in Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Bergamotta colorway

Knitting just makes my soul happy. It soothes me right down to my very core. It has become a part of me like I never imagined it would.

This set of cowls was designed to feed your soul, ease your worries, or just help you to get lost for a little while in the comfort of these repetitive little circles.

Soul Happy, infinity style, in Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Pearl colorway

I can't say which of these I like better, or which will actually get more use.  I love a great neutral, but I also really adore a good pop of color, especially amidst the winter gloom (that hangs on well into spring where I come from!).  

Sometimes I fall in love with a stitch pattern and I become a little obsessed.  When this happens, I usually have to just keep using it until I get it out of my system.  That is exactly what happened here, but I'm so happy I was "stuck" on this one, I love the results.  


The pattern download for Soul Happy includes 2 files.  

Check out all the yarn requirements and details, and don't miss the lovely test knits of this one on the pattern page here:  Soul Happy 

And speaking of obsessions.....here are a couple other things I can't stop eating and watching....

First up, these puffed quinoa peanut butter cups (or bars, I've made them both ways) that I found on pinterest are amazing.  So delicious, and perfect for times when you are craving something sweet and/or crunchy.  So. Good.  

 

photo copyright blissfulbasil.com

photo copyright blissfulbasil.com

I had a bit of a hard time finding the puffed quinoa, and after attempting to do it myself, finally ended up hunting it down from nuts.com.  Which is also a new obsession.  They have so many delicious things and are just plain awesome.  

Anyways, on to the last thing I have to share today....

Baby bald eagles!!!

I am having trouble getting the video itself to post here, so here is the link to the Pennsylvania Game Commission site where you can see the live stream of 2 baby bald eagles and their parents. Our whole family has become obsessed with checking on the nest.  We have been watching it for about a month, since a friend sent me the site.  At one point the adult sitting on the eggs was buried up to her neck in snow!  So cool!  The video feed sometimes drops out, so you may have to refresh it or just be patient.  

We were all so incredibly excited when we caught a glimpse of the first egg open and the bobbly little eaglet head yesterday afternoon.  Then the next appeared this morning before I took the kids to school. 

That's all I've got for today.  Have a great week and I will be back soon with a puff-date and hopefully some more things to share. 

Happy knitting!