Happy Friday Everyone! :)
So it's supposed to be Spring. The season of renewal. All over blogland people are suffering from the fact that Winter doesn't want to let go. Spring is trying to come forth and it's having a hard time pushing past the bully that Winter seems to be this year.
Spring appears to be the season when kids who play spring sports (track and baseball and tennis anyone?) are constantly cancelling practices games and meets because of rain - in some cases, snow. Sheesh. C'mon already, Spring! Let's have a bit of tweeting birds and sunshine! Where can we rustle up some flowers and butterflies?
Actually, just across the street Mr. W's pear tree is blooming - not quite all the way yet but looking oh so pretty and his yard is FULL of daffodils. My favorite bulb. I really need to be thinking Spring Flowers when the weather gets chilly this fall!
I nearly froze to death this morning getting a picture of the pear blossoms.
I've been dyeing and spinning a bit of Spring too. Wanna see?
Sunshine. This is the first time I've spun sock yarn that I felt really satisfied with. How long did it take me to get to this point? Thank goodness I didn't know how long it would take when I started spinning. I feel like I've been spinning a looooong time and it's been what.... less than two years? lol Finally sock yarn that isn't too thick, isn't overtwisted - it's Just Right. And beautiful. Sunny and happy. 88 grams. 395 yards. Not for sale.
New Leaf. Dyed to sell but couldn't. I'm keeping this one and dyeing more. :)
I was trying to do a shop update today but the week got away from me and we've been sick, the rain is getting us all down, and really all I've wanted to do is knit.
Emeline loves to use my camera. Yes, it horrifies me to see her walking around the house with it but she just begs so sweetly and promises not to break or drop it. She usually sneaks it out of the kitchen but this morning I allowed her to take some pictures.
She actually takes very interesting and Good pictures! Here's one this morning of me... what else? Knitting.
I've been doing some secret knitting and guess what.... you won't believe it. Pattern writing. I'm writing a sock pattern that will be available as a kit very soon (I'm really hoping first week of May?). Very exciting. I have some other secrets - one that I know you'll find out about... another I'm patiently waiting to hear about. Fun fun fun and it's all about yarn and knitting and fiber. Yay!
Having the babies around keeps life interesting. Emeline is, once again, working on potty training. No diaper now for about three days. Several accidents and some long awaited successes as well. Hopefully Lila Pearl won't be far behind!
Everybody have a wonderful Springy weekend - whether you have rain or the coveted Sunshine!
And take good care of every little thing. :) XOXOXOXOXOXOX