Tuesday, March 2, 2010


can you believe it's march? i feel like i was just typing up my post about being in disbelief that it was february and here we are at the start of a whole new month again. march is an exciting month. the mornings are a little brighter, flowers and trees start to poke there heads out from a long winters slumber. i swear i heard frogs croaking in the creek by our house as i laid in bed last night. we are making plans for our little veggie garden we are planting this year. my 3{almost 4} year old son has been helping brainstorm the different things he'd like to grow. the neighborhood kids have started to migrate out into the streets to play hockey and ride bikes and all the other games that the short winter days have hindered. so far i'm liking march.

something else that is fun about march is that it's malabrigo madness month on ravelry. that means that we are all trying to knit as many projects as we can with malabrigo yarns. the only catch is that we had to wait to cast on til march first. this was fine except i finished up my olympic challenge socks a day early and then found myself at odds without a knitting project to work on. something i've learned in the past few months is that i need to knit. knitting seems to have a very soothing, almost therapeutic, effect. i've always loved to create and dream about things i could make but i've never really enjoyed the making process as much as the dreaming-up process until i took up knitting.

beginnings of...
{scroll lace scarf in malabrigo silky merino, "cloudy sky"}

i just recently treated myself to a copy of Ysolda Teague's Whimsical Little Knits 2. i'm completely charmed by everything about this collection. very inspiring! I've already started my first project from the booklet {the scroll lace scarf} and plan to make, well, basically everything else eventually. I especially love the sweet little hedgehog named smith, the peaks island hood and the snap dragon mitts.

so what's inspiring you lately? i'd love to hear about it.

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