Thursday, March 29, 2007

Yay! It's finally spring

Would ya look at that! A cherry tree in full glory. Love it. Means the cold, icky, horrible weather we've had is likely at an end. I was starting to think that we'd never see the giant yellow orb in the sky again. I actually left the house without a jacket today and did not get hypothermia. Not even a goose bump. Yay!
This afternoon was spent spinning with friends. It was great. Lots of laughs and Judy made some really yummy treats and tea to help us keep spinning all afternoon.
This is Judy spinny with her corgi in her lap. They both look pretty relaxed, don't they.

The change in the weather has really helped me be more productive. The plain socks are done, fancier socks are on the needles, the Nihon sweater is designed and cast on, and I pulled out some fiber to spin. I didn't feel like climbing into the wool room (don't ask, Holly peeked in when I opened the door and wound up snickering every time she looked at me for about a half hour), but lucky for me, the Lisa Souza fiber I ordered a while back was right up near the door.

This is BFL in LimenViolet. I split it into three roughly equal sections and predrafted it out. Then made a nice three ply sock weight. Hopefully it will be socks by the next post, but no guarantees.

I want to thank everyone for being so positive about the book, especially you, Denise. Hopefully you'll let me cry on your shoulder every now and then. I think I've come to terms with the fact that it won't be for everyone. It's nice to know that others are as tired of the recent trend in knitting designs as I am. I'm ready to do something about it and you're all welcome to come along for the ride. At the very least, it should be pretty interesting.


Jacqui said...

ah spring... we had her here just long enough to spot crocuses this weekend and then Blam! snow again yesterday. hopefully the daffodils will hang on through the cold snap.

that yarn turned out just gorgeous- i can't wait to see the socks!

K. said...

I love the picture of that cherry day, I need to get my ass to Japan to see the cherry trees in pretty!

Angela said...

I'm loving the cherry trees - especially the super fluffy ones.

(Write the book, write the book, write the book)

Oh yeah, your feet wil be pretty bright, eh? Can't wait to see the socks.

Chrissy said...

I can't wait to see them become socks!

kerry said...

We went from 3 ft of snow to 80' in about two weeks, and now it's really the beginning of spring - rain, rain, rain, We need it, though, and as soon as it stops we'll start seeing all the crabapple trees. It's good to get a preview of pink trees - I've just to keep hoping.

Love the sock yarn! Yesterday I started the Tofutsies you gave me. It's doing a cool spirally thing.

Melanie said...

Love the doggy pic - it looks like he's right cozy in his favourite spot.

Do write the book, when you're not making spindles, that is.

Denise said...

I love the cherry trees too. I wish the blossoms lasted just a bit longer. I meant to get some photos of the beautiful trees on the capitol campus and wasn't quick enough.

How could we not be positive about a book full of your wonderful patterns?