The Early Bird….

Saturday Morning - The early morning sun sits on top of the Garry Oak at Piper's Lagoon!

Gets up early and goes to bed early as well.  Are you are morning person or do you burn the midnight oils?  When is your creative time?  It is always amazing to me how differently we all work.  Some of us do our best work in the morning and many do their best work when I can barely string two words together.

I am a long time early riser.  Generally awake by 5:30 am and often up by 6:00 am – though I do laze around until 6:30 am some days.  When you wake up early, going to bed by 10:00pm is very necessary – that is when I turn into a pumpkin.

I love the morning, watching the sun rise and feeling awake and ready to handle anything the day has to bring.  I do my best work in the morning – my patterns seem to make sense and that lace pattern that was driving me crazy last night is working out now!  In the morning you can really see the change of the seasons – right now it is darker and darker each morning.  This morning is especially dark as we have cloud cover.  It is the first time for clouds in almost 2 weeks.  I keep looking for the sun but it is well hidden and there is no colour show this morning.  I will make my tea and survey my day.  I will sit at my spot and drink my tea, usually 3 or 4 cups as I knit or write, whatever the morning plan encompasses.

Sunday Morning - Mid-morning photo shoot for Tidal Pools at Departure Bay Beach

This morning I am working on two patterns – The Tidal Pools Shawl and something for Vogue Knitting.  Back in April I submitted a pattern design to Vogue and they liked it.  It will be in the Winter Edition 2011.  I am so excited.  When it is allowed I will share the pictures!  I will also be writing a short blog for Mad About Ewe and hopefully will get some knitting done as well.  Mornings can be very productive!

I hope that you have your perfect morning this morning, whether it be sleeping or knitting or just soaking up that first cup of tea or coffee and doing the Sudoku puzzle.  Morning all!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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6 Responses to The Early Bird….

  1. Maureen Byrne says:

    How wonderfully you put into words the exact feelings I have about mornings, even down to the tea! I find it hard to explain to people why I get up at 5:30 when I don’t have to; I feel as if I have missed something important to not be up for sunrise. Of course I blame it on my rooster but that’s just an excuse; I’ve been getting up before 6 since I was a teen. How wonderful for your pattern to be in Vogue Knitting again, Lynette, is that 2 issues in a row? Congratulations !

    • Hi Maureen,
      Morning are wonderful for me – there is something about that time of day!
      Not quite in a row, Imade the Early Fall, skipped Fall and now I am in the Winter! It has been an exciting year!



  2. bunjie says:

    I am a night owl..mornings are quite traumatic for me!
    As a matter of interest, my twin girls(fraternal) 1 is a night owl the other is an early bird. So for those of you that consider night owls *lazy* …its genetic!!

  3. Gilraen says:

    I am a morning person too, though a little later than you :-). My standard time to get up is 6.15-6.45 I love doing all my chores in the morning – only then when chores are done, in the afternoon can I let my creative juices flowing. Occasionally due to jetlag etc I have lost mornings. and it really feels like a loss. The evening is nice, but does not have the same appeal as the morning, seeing everything – your world around you waking up. Just as you describe. It is so joyous, it is when I love life the most.

    • Good Morning Gilraen,
      It is raining this morning. I think that fall is truly around the corner. But my tea is almost ready and the day is made fresher by the rain. Thank-you for sharing your joy in the morning hours. Today is a running around kind of day so the tea and relaxing as I sip will be a great way to start.


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