It’s Spring, It’s Spring!

Can you tell I am a wee bit excited??  I spent yesterday working in the front yard, cleaning away all the debris from this very long, cold, snowy winter, and clearing away all the plants that I leave long in the fall.  There are a few crocus blooming, the daffodils are peeking up, and the Liver Leaf is about to burst into beautiful bloom!  We won’t talk about the snowdrift that is left in the back yard, or how soggy everything is back there.

We had a few visitors last month – our local neighborhood gang!

117_1738 117_1739 These are the yearlings – the moms have kicked them out of the herd in preparation for the arrival of this year’s babies.  So this little herd wanders about looking for mischief!  I am happy to report that the snow on the ground is all gone! 

Are you ready for a knitting update?  I finished this lovely piece for my friend Cindy’s birthday gift

116_1690  116_1693 This is the Print O’ The Wave stole pattern written by Eunny Jang – knit in Heritage Hand Dyes wool & silk laceweight blend in Aquamarine.  When Cindy was here last May I showed her this yarn and asked her to pick out a pattern.  Good choice, don’t you think?  Cindy was thrilled with her gift and actually wears it – lol – which is enough to make this knitter happy.

117_1725 117_1724  I finished this Dropped Stitch Scarf as well – this is a 100% soy silk tape yarn called Phoenix – the color is Purplexed, by South West Trading Company.  The pattern is a freebie by Christine Vogel.  I love the finished product, but spent many hours unwinding the yarn so the tape was not twisted.  Many thanks to Jodi for sending the yarn!
117_1721 117_1720_2 So who knits for the knitters in the world?  I made this stole for my SIL, who knit many beautiful baby doll and barbie outfits for my daughter.  This pattern is aptly named Lacy Shawl – another freebie, this time from Lion Brand Yarn, and the yarn is Paton’s Cotton Rich in peach.  Maureen was surprised and happy to receive her shawl too!

Finally, I finished this pair of Rivendell socks, from Janet Laidman’s ‘The Eclectic Sole: Socks for Adventurous Knitters’.  This was a fun knit – I love the patterning!  A vintage cone of Paton’s Kroy yarn in teal was used.  117_1741_r1

It is time to get out and enjoy some of that sunshine.   Happy Spring!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy A
    Apr 08, 2009 @ 09:19:42

    What great visitors on your front lawn! Kicked out of the nest all ready. The poor dears lol!
    boy, your needles have been smoking. Nice work there girl.


  2. Jeanne
    Apr 08, 2009 @ 17:04:05

    Beautiful projects – the aquamarine shawl is really gorgeous – what a great color!


  3. Dan
    Apr 09, 2009 @ 08:21:16

    Some gorgeous pieces. Maybe the visitors were just looking for what you had made for them!!!


  4. Lody
    Apr 10, 2009 @ 20:48:09

    It’s finally spring indeed! I look forward to spending time outside here as well… excited to start planting my veggies. LOL

    Lovely works as always!

    And lastly, I can’t wait to recieve the package you sent.:) Hugs!


  5. Brigitte
    Apr 12, 2009 @ 23:34:32

    Beautiful knitting projects and great colours!
    Isn’t it great to see natute living up after such a long winter? Everything burst into bloom here, too, during the last couple of days .- it was like an explosion. Now we are enjoying the first spring flowers and the cherry trees that are about to bloom. Enjoy yours! I hope you had a nice Easter weekend.


  6. kajsa
    Apr 13, 2009 @ 17:00:29

    Your knitting is always so pretty! I your lacy shawls.

    The gang is so cute!


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