There’s just something about the title, “Golden Morning,” that makes my heart sing. I’m reminded of the gentle glow that scrapes over the world as the sun rises before most are even awake. I’m lucky enough that I get to experience that overwhelming light because I’ve been a dedicated early riser for 466 days now. I know, specific, huh?
It started as a lark over a year ago when I read a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. In it, he stressed the importance of devoting time to all the things that make you feel good, do good, and BE good. You know what those things are: meditation, journaling, exercise, etc. We often make the excuse that there isn’t enough time in the day to get all of that done, but waking up just a little earlier allows you time to devote to yourself (for once). It wasn’t easy (at all) and the road has been bumpy, but I can safely say that after 466 days (I know because I mark the day in my journal each morning), it is a solid habit now (finally). Each day, I wake around 5:40 (sometimes a little later on the weekends, but the following routine is the same), stumble downstairs in the dark to drink a large glass of water. I make my cup of coffee and savor the softly growing light through my front windows … it truly is golden. And then I head to my “morning spot” to journal, study my spiritual scriptures, and meditate before the rest of the crew wakes up. My mornings have become necessary to my day, a grounding experience that sets me up to actually feel successful, content, and peaceful.
The pieces filling the pages of Golden Morning certainly evoke that contented feeling with beautifully simple texture and construction. I was honored to have my design, Rosalyn Tunic, included in the collection.
The layout and photographs from the Knit Picks team are as lovely as always. In fact, I’d wager to say that they nailed the “early morning” glow in the lighting! If you are itching for a new pattern, head on over to purchase Rosalyn Tunic or the whole Golden Morning collection! In the meantime,
I feel like giving away a copy of the book myself! Open to US Residents only for a chance to win a hard copy of Golden Morning. To enter, simply leave a comment telling me a little about your favorite morning ritual. I’d love to hear. I’ll choose a winner this Saturday (so get your entries in by midnight on Friday, April 24th!).
Comments are now closed. My random drawing software chose Moby Knit, so congratulations! 🙂