The last few days have been mild enough, that the sizable snowbanks in my yard are quickly shrinking. This morning as I was heading off to to the vet, I was amazed, not only to see that my garden bed was now snow-less.........but the green little buds that will become my day lily's were showing signs of life. Even though fall is my favorite season........seeing the new beginnings of life each spring is always such a breath of fresh air. How can we not be inspired by Spring?
I see from my comments last week, that this winter has grown wearisome for many of you. As the above passageway mentions.....the labors of the winter are all part of the journey and thankfully that part of the journey is making way for new things.
As you can see, I am moving right along with the Casual Cable sweater. I can not say enough good things about this Peruvian Highland Wool. I will be curious to see how well it holds up against pilling as it is so soft. It does seem to have enough crispness though, that I feel pretty confident that it will be fairly sturdy. I just love working with this yarn......pure joy!
Now......why is that big ball of yarn sitting on that sleeve, you may ask?? Well, let me tell you......<grin>. Margene.......I am not copying you, I swear.....but I fell in love with that Twinkletoes Alpaca that I saw on your blog and knowing how nice it was going to look against Paprika, I couldn't resist the temptation. Not only is the color scrumptious.........the alpaca is sooooo soft! It is destined to be some sort of shawl for this sweater....or maybe I will give in and try Clapotis. I'm not sure of what it will become, but I am sure that I will be pushing to have both done for the fall fiber festivals.......Rhinebeck??.....(can you believe I am thinking that far ahead......LOL). Truly though.........I am so enjoying the process with this project. The Peruvian yarn is just so nice to work with!
I don't know what I was thinking about when I started my daughter's roommate's scarf?? With only 2 oz of the deep purple fiber, even spun as thin as I could spin it (a little finer than sportweight.....but certainly not lace), there was no way, there would be enough for a scarf. Acckk!!!
Sooooooo, digging deep into the piles,out came this roving. The colorway (Water Lily) was from last spring and I have more than enough for a good sized scarf and then some.
This one particular roving was a slow seller........and now working with it, I am not sure why. The colors as they are spinning are so pretty. It will be interesting to see how it knits up. Sonya has dark skin, so I think that the Raspberry/Mint colors should look lovely on her.
It is nice to be working with soft luxury fibers again!
and lastly......the Pups
Isn't it amazing how much they have changed in 7 short weeks? Each puppy is such a little individual now.
Mouse is a little tyrant. So feisty and full of life for such a wee thing! If one is going to find some trouble........she is the one....LOL She may be tiny in size, but she is HUGE in spirit!
Nellie as we call her is full of it! She chases the boys around and terrorizes them. With a cute little, stocky body, she runs around the kitchen like the wind, nipping at your heels. She doesn't miss a thing!
An lastly, the biggest of the bunch. He may be big in size, but he is just the dearest one of all. Always at your feet, quietly wagging his tail, waiting for a pat on the head. Always sitting still for a picture. Grabbing at your heart-strings all the time.
My time with them is growing short and while it is sad for me to see some of them go, it also warms my heart to see them grow into happy, healthy pups who will bring joy into the lives of others. A bittersweet time. I am not sure yet, who is going to stay, so the next week will have me spending alot of time just sitting and watching them run around and playing. Hopefully the yard will dry out enough for them to get out and run.
I hope that the sun is shining and bringing Spring to your corner of the world this week! Enjoy the season~