Friday, March 30, 2012

About to spring

Spring is here. We have had the warmest March in decades. It's lovely. Of course, Easter break just started, so I guess it will be colder now. Just my luck, as I have ten days off. Oh well, I am planning crafts galore, some home improvements, garden work for my mom and visiting aunt and uncle. Hmm... Sounds a lot in ten days. We shall see:)

Leaving you with the first buds of spring this year. I love looking at them.

So much life bursting out.

And a clear, beautiful blue sky. It seemed impossible spring would come at all this year. Finally!

Oh, and I got me an iPad. 3rd generation, no less! I do love gadgets. Yes, I am a geek, and proud of it;)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

On my needles tonight

I just started a new sweater, a Shellseeker. I am using a Norwegian yarn, Lerke. It is a wonderful yarn, mix of merino wool and cotton. Should be perfect for our Norwegian summers:)
It is knitted from the top and down, something I haven't tried before. In addition it has a pocket in front, what we used to call a cangaroo pouch in the 'olden' days:) I am wondering if I can interpret the pattern correctly. We shall see.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Progress in a rush

Not sure why I am rushing this. I had a dream that I would be done with this sweater while it was still winter, so that I could actually use it this year. However, the days are very clearly turning into less winter and more spring, so that deadline has probably passed.

At the same time, I need to finish this before I start a new one. Traditions tells me that if I don't finish it, I never will...

Only neck left, so it should not be a big thing. Colour is a little off, it is more reddish and not so blue as the picture is showing.
I have done a little on the hexagon quilt. Still not sure what to name it. It's for a gold anniversary. My aunt and uncle, my substitute parents, have been married for 50 years. Amazing in these days and age. Goldflowers? Hexagon gold? Golden quilt? Ah, it will come to me. Does it really show that the hexagon flowers are put in circles of light and dark? Not sure if it comes through enough. Funny thing is that when I looked at it through the camera, it really stood out. Strange...