Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Updates




I finished these socks last night, though I still need to darn in ends and give them a little wash. It's a simple twisted rib stitch on the leg and top of foot. I think there are patterns out there for the same thing, though I didn't use one. The yarn is Turtle Feet by Turtle Cove Farm. I really enjoyed working with it. Nice saturated color and a pleasingly dense fabric on US #1 needles.


This morning I cast on for this thing. No, it's not a boomerang. I think I'll be giving it away when I finish it, as I know a person who it will suit perfectly. Stay tuned.

Out in the yard, lots of stuff is in bloom!



I want to know why "pansy" was an old-time insult for a man who was considered weak. These pansies apparently overwintered in Wisconsin! These are tough flowers! They might be the toughest annuals around. Don't be messin' with pansies.


All we can think of is that we had an early and thick snow cover that stayed there all winter, thus protecting them from a deep freeze. Our soil seems to have warmed up much earlier this year than it has in many previous years, so I think it never froze as deep or hard as it would in a typical winter, even though our temperatures were fairly typical.



Mr. SABLE is off in Phoenix this week. The boys and I are doing ok so far, but it's only been one day.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

Love the stitch pattern on the socks, and the color, too! It's nice to finally see spring blooms, isnt' it?

Bezzie said...

Are your socks surrounded by boxes too?

Spring seems to have been in "fast forward" this year!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I have stuff blooming too! Hang in there! In about a week I'll be able to come and visit you maybe. I'll be allowed to drive, anyway.

Batty said...

Love the socks, and the boome... I mean, shawl. I am now utterly tempted to knit a boomerang. Getting the edges right shouldn't be too hard, but the "wing" shaping would be more difficult. Hmmm...

MollyBeees said...

The socks came out great. I love the legs. Beautiful flower pics!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

The photo of the pansies could work for a card.

octili

Connie said...

I, too, was amazed when some pansies survived a winter in our backyard in Colorado. They are winter flowers in California, but there a freeze is unusual. Here it's ordinary.

Those pansies have now survived two winters and are going strong. They're "supposed" to fade with the heat but they haven't read the book.