Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring

And what a beautiful first day of Spring it was yesterday! Temps almost up to 70! I finished my /Stupidly Simple Scarf/Shawl - needs a little blocking, but I love it! Thanks again Chris for the beautiful handspun and dyed yarn! The photo doesn't really show the beautiful colors off to their best.
I'm kind of in a knitting slump now. Time to put away the scarves, neckwarmers, etc. and knit something springy. Any ideas?

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Is this Spring?

Or is this just a tease? There is no snow on the ground, the sun is out, and we are supposed to hit 50 degrees today! I can even see a few shoots coming up in our raised herb garden bed. If you look really close you can see them through the window.

So, thoughts are turning to Easter, which is also early this year. The felted Easter Basket is from the Ravelry pattern A Petite Felted Bag.

I think I will make the next one a little bit shorter. The bunny is a Lionbrand crochet pattern "Best Bunny" Isn't he cute? Quick and easy to make too.

On the needles now is the "Stupidly Easy Triangular Shawl" I absolutely love this yarn. It was a gift from Chris in a Whoduknit swap and is hand dyed Silver Merino and Cormo firestar, silk and Mohair, handspun by Chris from a Romney sheep named J.S. The shading on this yarn is awesome and the texture is just perfect for this shawl.