I recently purchased the book ‘The Red Collection’ by Mandy Powers because I fell in love with all the zig zags, the bobbles, the colors and the patterns. But I realized it was really because of this pattern – ‘Drifty Hat’ – I love this hat – can’t wait to knit it – and I think I will even keep it for myself. A sure sign of how much it is adored.
|photo copyright Mandy Powers
courtesy of Ravelry
Over the weekend I became aware of the cause of this attraction. These colors pretty much mean winter to me. The flash of the red cardinal in the grey and white winter landscape is a common sight in our West Virginia hills. As I realized this, I noticed just how often we happen upon this color combination in the course of a normal day.
Becoming more mindful of that flash of red… well, I think that is what… really… in the end… gets us all through the greys of winter.