Family, Knitting, Seasons, Uncategorized

Spring – Again!

It seems Spring has arrived at last, friends!

 

Our cheerful herald, the robin, is proof! 

 

 Last year, I had such a hard time getting even one (not so great) photo of a robin…

 

I ran all over the yard for hours, chasing after robins (who were hopping happily to and fro) trying to get at least one photo in which you could tell it was a robin and not some sort of speck. You would not believe how fast those little buggers are! Nor how skittish! In the end, the only way I was able to manage even one meager shot was by hiding behind one tree after another as I hopped after the crazy robin… It’s a really good thing I live out in the country and don’t have any neighbors to wonder about my sanity…

 

This year, I took a much more intelligent approach. Or maybe it was lazy? I simply sat. In one place. On the back deck. And I waited. For the Robin to hop close enough… and then… I took his picture! Not the best robin portrait ever, but definitely an improvement upon last year…!

    

The first Crocus in my flower beds, still closed yet from the night’s chilliness…

Later in the day, when it got a little warmer, it opened out all the way!

 

There are buds starting on trees, folks!

  

 And Daffodils pushing up out of the ground!

  

  

And it was even warm enough for a lovely afternoon knit on the back deck…

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Miss Fox now has a head, a body, and one little shoe-with-sock! Hopefully there will be time for more out door knitting tomorrow…! 

Blocking, Seasons

Spring Sweater Reveal

Remember this?

The Sneak Peek
The Sneak Peek

No? How about this …

The Better Sneak Peek
The Better Sneak Peek

A few weeks ago I was so inspired by the beginnings of Spring that I couldn’t resist casting on a new Spring knitting project!

Time has been flying by, and I’ve been doing some lovely outdoor knitting in my favorite outdoor knitting chair…

The Outdoor Knitting Chair
The Outdoor Knitting Chair

… in my favorite outdoor knitting spot…

My Outdoor Knitting Spot
My Outdoor Knitting Spot

… with all of my outdoor knitting gear…

My Knitting Bag, (Cezanne by Jordana Paige), yarn, pattern, and needles.
My Knitting Bag, (Cezanne by Jordana Paige), yarn, pattern, and needles.

… and I’ve made quite a bit of progress!

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All the pieces of my Spring Sweater blocking on my living room floor

Just now, I almost had a heart attack when I looked at the above shot and saw that the right sleeve looks bigger than the left!

Blocking, although necessary to knitting (like ironing is to sewing) is not my favorite part, and it WAS rather late…

Front and Sleeves
Front and Sleeves

… but then I remembered that I DID measure the sleeves when I blocked them last night!

And I saw this shot, and realized that they actually ARE the same size. What a relief!

I think the first shot is at a bit of an odd angle and that’s why one sleeve looks bigger than the other…

Front
Front
Back
Back

Have you guessed what my Spring Sweater is yet?

I’m making the lovely Scoop Neck Pullover by Patty Lyons; its in the Spring/Summer 2014 Issue of Vogue Knitting, and it has been a joy to knit!

Scoopneck

As soon as it is done drying, I’m off to do the finishing!

What fun Spring projects have you been working on lately?