Friday, May 25, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

April and May have gone by too fast!  The smell of lilacs and splashes of bright colors from flowers popping up all over is almost a distant memory.  Lush green trees, impressive rhododendrons and azaleas are in their prime now.  We did venture north last month to the Skagit Valley to see the fields of tulips:

And while in Mount Vernon, I stopped at Wild Fibers, a wonderful shop in the downtown area.  They had a large stock of Madelinetosh and Hazel Knits so I picked up just this one skein (quite proud of myself that I did not walk out with armloads of the pretties): in the colorway Carnelian

The picture does not do it justice, no idea yet what to make with it...socks yes, but what pattern is worthy of this beautiful yarn?

On the needles is the second of my Ribbelmuster Socks in Lorna's Laces Zombie BBQ for my husband, a simple 2 row repeat with 1x1 cable (done without cable needles).  I have been spinning up a Loop Spontaneous Striping Bump for a spinalong on Ravelry and have done a couple washcloths for the Knitabulls Washcloth KAL that will make nice teacher gifts. 

This weekend, before the parties and chores, take a moment to honor those who have fought and died for our country and their families who have sacrificed so much.

Happy Memorial Day to you all!  And Happy Knitting/Spinning/Crafting!

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