Wednesday, April 1, 2015

where did march go???

i did not realize how tired my spirit was until i walked the dog in the sunshine today. the birds were chirping, the air was sweet with the smell of wet earth ... the blasted snow was melting. as i hate the season of mud, i welcome its arrival this year. the spring flags went up, the forsythia wreath is on the front door, i washed the windows.... bring it on spring!
so when last i blogged, i had just finished another sweet peach (the name still stinks) and decided that it was going to grace someones neck. didn't know who, but this was going to be my 'random act of knitting kindness'. here comes the story: every year (since 1994) the gals in my family do a 'girls weekend', this year traveling to western massachusetts. it's a nice mid-way point for all and we rent a house, then shop, eat, chat... have fun. five of us traveled from here with my house being the starting point. the ladies came in for a final potty-stop before leaving. my niece walked to the chair where the wrap was waiting, fondled it and commented on the softness, color and loveliness. so, on her neck it went. it matched her brand new spring coat perfectly and she wore it all weekend.
i took my wheel with a bit of color on it....
for me the best part of spinning in a group is not having to count, keep track of a pattern, forget where i am.... i can just relax.
i washed and spun fabulous merino for the sheep study..
we went to a class where the winemaker served wine from bottles that looked like this..
it was delicious so several came home with me. i'll have to discover some way to preserve these....

i got some swatching done ..... and kept working on the next peach....

i just can't stop. i've got another project waiting to go on the needles, the slippers to finish so i may take a break (but really? who am i kidding... i'll definitely be starting another)