Friday, March 21, 2014

Not warm enough for flip flops...

…but the sun is out, it's spring and I feel a lightness of being.  The birds are beginning to sing again, primarily the Robin's who never really left the area because our weird winter was sort of warmer than usual for the most part.

I'm beginning to get the gardening itch, then I look out and notice that it will take a big winter clean-up in order to get it into shape.  Then I don't want to go out so bad after all.

I do have the weaving itch and have been acting on that in the warmth of my house.
These lovelies are blooming down the block in a neighbor's yard, another harbinger of spring.  Also all of the pink blossoms are out on the trees right now.  I'm waiting patiently for our little crabapple to bloom…I think another week if we have some sun.  Which we have had today in abundance.

This little confection on my loom is from a Yarn Pirate offering several years back.  It has been patiently waiting in my stash for it's purpose in life.  It is called "Cupcake" … the ball band fell off long ago so I don't know the exact fiber content but I'm going to guess merino.  I used it for both the warp and weft so it is coming out nice and stripe-y.

This one just came off the loom yesterday…the warp and weft are both a Shoalwater Bay yarn, cotton/rayon.  I love her yarns, she uses natural dyes and she is local.  Over in Kingston WA, a short ferry ride away.  

So that is what I've been up to...besides knitting, crocheting and doing some sewing.  I hope you are enjoying spring in your neck of the woods too.

1 comment:

  1. love the shoalwater bay... can't wait to see it in person!