Friday, March 25, 2011

spring weekend

This time of year is always so exciting to me. The sun starts to have some warmth to it despite the crispness that still lingers in the air. The days stretch out enticingly and you start to remember summer. I find this season so inspiring and refreshing. I feel like a can finally breathe again after a long winter cooped up.

Last weekend our local nursery opened for the season and we rushed to get a dose of some spring colours and some animals. I think I was even more excited then the kids about the whole thing. I love the goats there and this time of year brings sweet baby ones.
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...and that is our weekend in a nut shell.
(I also attended Fibres West but I'll leave that for another post)

Monday, March 7, 2011


My recent knitting is catching up with me. I'm having a little bout of tendinitis in my thumb and so I'm having to take a break. It's very hard! I think I've had to tell myself about a dozen times a day that picking up this or that project really isn't as good an idea as it sounds. The last thing I want is for this to become a chronic problem...YIKES...and so I've been thinking about knitting instead, planning out designs I want to try knitting up and possibly writing out. I've noticed a slight improvement today. Here's hoping that continues.

We had some glorious sunshine over the weekend and I was suddenly hit with the urge to go by the alpaca farm we used to live down the street from when my first sweet baby was born. He was a summer baby and we enjoyed many sunny walks (and grey, rainy ones too) over to visit the alpacas. Such strange beautiful animals. They are always so curious and watch us so intently.
alpaca farm
That was pretty much it for our weekend here. It seemed to go too fast, as it usually does. Fibres West is coming up in a couple weeks which I'm really looking forward to and then my sister and I are fleeing up the sunshine coast for a weekend which I'm a little giddy about. So much to look forward to. March is shaping up nicely.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

yarn along

felted slippers and EZ
some cozy felted slippers and the lovely EZ for this weeks yarn along

I'm a procrastinator so in that spirit I started some birthday slippers for my dad yesterday in hopes of having them off the needles and felted for friday. No problem right? Thank goodness it's my LYS sit and stitch tonight! This will be the perfect mindless knit to bring along. I've been sort of sporadically knitting on a few different projects this week finishing nothing but making progress. I'm also still reading Pride & Prejudice slowly but surely and browsing through Elizabeth Zimmermann's The Opinionated Knitter. We found out that my son got a spot in the school we wanted and so I feel a Tomten sweater is in order. What better way to start out school that in a cozy garter stitch hoodie.