So, what's all this? If you guessed that this was my first attempt at knitting in a very long time, I'll give you partial credit, because it would look very similar. Really, it is a visit from a magical Easter creature.
"Sorry, kids, I have some bad news. I just checked and the Easter Bunny didn't come."
"But the Easter Spider did come!"
The Easter Spider is a great gal. See, the Easter Bunny's shtick is basically, "finders=keepers." And the other side of that equation, of course, is "losers=weepers." And since we've experienced some Easter morning egg-hunt induced weeping in the past, I thought the Easter Spider might be up to the job this year. Ms. Spider wove a mighty web,--well, two webs, a pink web and a green web--throughout the house and out the front door and all over the front yard and back through the house and all over the back yard...and along the way spinning a few Easter goodies into the Web. Because each kid must wind his or her way through his or her own web, finding his or her own goodies, we have even-steven keeping and no weeping. See?
I'm not sure where I heard about this idea. Must have been pre-blog. Maybe even pre-Internet (was there such a time?). I think I may have read about this in some old-school kind of thing like a magazine or newspaper (remember those?). Anyway, it certainly prevented some otherwise inevitable sibling sourpusses. Easter Spider: You rock! (Besides, spiders lay eggs...and bunnies don't!). A funny aside: Jack started singing Weezer's "Undone-The Sweater Song" as he wound up his yarn..."If you want to destroy my sweater...Woah-ah-woah-ah-woah.... Hold this thread as I walk away... As I walk away...Watch me unravel, I'll soon be naked..." Silly kid.
And about the photos above: No photoshopping. The light is just that golden yellow in the morning: I love it.
Happy Easter all! Whatever you observe, I hope your day was a day of joy and renewal and I wish you grace and blessings.