a hat and cowl

hat and cowl

honey cowl

new hat

So, we’ll see how this works. I’m up at yoga training, so I’m posting from my iPad. I had one more knitting post I wanted to make before I came up here. We’ll see if I can get all the links to work right and stuff. I’m having a hard time getting my photos to resize how I want them to, but you may just have to see them smaller than usual.

My cute hat is a pattern called “Off Piste“. I really wanted a new cream colored hat and Barry really wanted me to have a hat with a brim, so here you have it. The bottom edge curled a bit funny due to the cables, but I ran some elastic thread through it and that perfected it.

I knit my cowl a while ago with leftover yarn from Eva’s Camilla. The pattern is the Honey Cowl. It got a bit monotonous, but I do love it and wear it often.

Now a little about the project at hand– yoga immersion.

Tonight’s meditation mantra was the natural breath mantra “ham sah”. We naturally make this mantra as we inhale “ham” and exhale “sah” with every breathe. In Sanskrit it means “I am that” (“that” being your inner self, the essential part of you that has always existed, that is connected with God) which in my Mormon mind is “I am a child of God.” So, as all of us children of God are going about breathing we are saying “I am a child of God” with every breath whether we know it or not. What a beautiful thing to tune in to– that our very breathe affirms who we are and whose we are.

It all starts back up tomorrow morning at 5:30 AM. I’ll try to pop in with photos soon.

3 thoughts on “a hat and cowl

  1. I am loving that honey cowl pattern. I like something that I don’t have to think about too much, and the drape is just perfect. Love the color you chose, too!

  2. Cute, Cute!!! both of them are awesome. Hope you are having a great time. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Love the ham sah mantra.

  3. Hi Jessica! Beautiful thoughts on “ham sah.” Interesting to note that the Hebrew word for breath, ruach, also means Spirit. Ponder that for a while. Namaste.

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