Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Spring Day

Mixed clump of daffodils
Today is sunny and warm, but thankfully not as hot as it was yesterday.  The flowers are really starting to come.  They are so welcome!  The only thing that bothers me is that they are a bit early.  I hate to have them come and go before I can get my potted plants out.  It's nice to have an overlap of the flowering things.
We had a lovely Easter.  Lots of good food and happy people.  And cute dogs.  My sister has two small ones that are very sweet.

Little Susie

I've been working on the baby sweater.  I ripped out the Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern and decided to make a different one.  Two reasons for this--first I was sure I was going to run out of yarn, and secondly, I felt that it looked too much like an old fashioned sweater.  This is a young mama who, I felt, needed a more modern looking outfit for her baby.  So I am almost finished with it and am very glad I switched.  I ended up using a pattern from the 101 Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders book.  It is supposed to be knit with organic cotton, but I am using the alpaca/silk and it is coming out just fine.  Photos when I am finished.
Now I am off to check on the seedlings and gather eggs.  Hope to get a fleece picked before the day is out.  Busy, busy, busy!  Hope you are, too.


  1. My daffs are already gone, they bloomed so early this year. Lilacs are done and my lillies are already starting to grow, what a strange year. Looking forward to seeing the baby sweater, alpaca and silk are so soft that is one lucky baby. Little Susie is a real cutie, such pretty eyes.

    1. Funny thing--I just looked back and I was saying the flowers were too early last month! So I suppose if they have taken a month to bloom they are probably right on time for this crazy spring. We are so in need of rain, which is a very odd thing to say in the springtime. I hope you were not in any of the violent weather out in your part of the country.