Sunday, April 12, 2015

it could be spring

the sun was out... the temperatures made it to 70.... the screens doors went on. i hope it's really spring. i moved all of my winter clothes out of the closet and summer clothes in. i didn't get too crazy and kept several fleeces handy.... and the snow shovels out! i don't want to jinx it. we still have several snow piles in the yard, but i'm sure they will be gone soon.
i've been on a tear to get the winter projects done to be able to put some happy on my wheel and needles.

this is 100 gms of 'wool of the andes' roving from knitpicks. the color is a stunning deep, forest green known as aurora heather. i was really digging it in december, but not so much now. i finished it up on friday and it had the privilege of being the first skein dried outdoors this year.

i finished the baby skein of merino for the sheep study. this was too die for lovely. i hand combed each lock (with some help from the kids and their friend) i may just see how much yardage i have with this and make a little something lovely.
this is a sneak peak at a birthday gift. my sister doesn't read my posts, so i can share the story. i knit her a tam many years ago for christmas. she loved that hat. her kids loved that hat. and now somewhere, someone else is loving that hat. she wore it to a recital and realized that she left it in her seat. several phone calls ensued and no hat was ever recovered. she felt just awful and took quite a while before she told me. every so often she mentions how bad she still feels about losing it because it was her favorite hat. i couldn't replicate exactly, but i'm coming close. her birthday is friday, so i'm cutting it close. i have confidence i'll make it!