Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring is Sneaking Up On Us

The crocus are up, and I have two snowdrops this year.  Only had one come up last year, so I'm hoping it's a good sign that they're multiplying.  You can also see iris and tulip leaves poking up in this picture.  The rhubarb is peeking out of the ground and other things are showing green under the old stems.  We were out in the garden working today for the first time this year.  Mostly pruning and clearing away last year's dead stuff.  I have a lot of work to do everywhere to clear things out, but there's still a good chance of freezes.  So patience is called for.  I don't want to uncover things that might appreciate protection for a while longer.

I also started a new crochet project today.  My first shawl.  I'm making the South Bay shawl, using Madelinetosh Merino Light, in 'Filigree', a variegated light green/copper/bronze yarn.  So far it's not really hard, but I don't know how the tension will work out.  Things always look a bit wild and crazy (ie; curled and uneven) until you block them.  Even a scarf in a simple stitch looks better after blocking.

I'm hoping to start my project for Diane next week.  If she remembers to bring the yarn to class. :)

I'm calling a dance with the Bru next weekend.  I really need to sit down and figure out what dances I'm doing.  Ken and I pretty much know the ones to choose.  But it would be good to get my list set out and let the band know for sure.

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