“When the wind cut across the flat land to the east, or came roaring down from the north.” -Flora Thompson Larkrise to Candleford
My daughter was preparing for a semester in London when we discovered the Larkrise to Candleford series. As a mother of 6, who was sending my daughter out into the world, I connected to Emma Timmins played by Claudie Blakley, who was anxious about sending her 16 yr old daughter away from home.
In an episode Emma reads a poem “Gossamer threads” – “As I went on my way, / Gossamer threads spanned from bush to bush like barricades, / As I broke through one after another / I was taken by a childish fear / They are trying to bind and keep me here / But as I grew from girl to woman, I knew / The threads that bind me were more enduring than gossamer. / They were spun of kinship and love / Given so freely that it could never be taken away from me. “
These are the gossamer threads that connect us, bind us and some times are stretched and broken as we grow and venture out on our own.
When working on these socks, I highly recommend using the Cable Needle Ring from LeslieWind.com as it is the diameter of a sock needle.