Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Its finally something resembling Spring here in New England. Winters seem longer and longer as I get older. I don't have any use for Winter, I don't like to be outside, I don't participate in any Winter sports or activities ... its just cold and dark and wet in my opinion. I'm not a big hat, mittens or scarves person either, so even knitting is not dependant on Winter for me ... plus it gets pretty cold here in Spring and Fall anyway, so plenty of time to wear those things if I did want to knit them!

The baby sweater is coming along. After looking at many different patterns, I think this is more of a 12-18 month size, so I am making the length match the circumference accordingly. Once this one it done I am going to try again to make a 3 month size, with a different pattern and yarn ... let's see if this one is small enough. Usually I make things too small, not too big, LOL!!

I went to a Buffalo Buffet to showcase lace weight yarns from Buffalo Gold last Sunday at my LYS. I have always wanted to try Buffalo yarn, but if you've ever seen it in a store, its quite expensive! So I never did pick any up. Since this was a special event, the yarn was on sale. So I did indeed get a skien, only one, even at sale price it was still $42. I'm not sure what I am going to make, but one of the women at the yarn store made up a pattern for lacy fingerless mitts that was free with purchase, so I will probably do those.

I finished up my Easter cards this week. I've had this stamp in my stash for at least 3 years now, possibly longer. Every year I think to make Easter cards, but too late and then don't have time to get them out by Easter, well not this year. I started them mid March and just finished them the other day.

Once I finish the purple lace socks I am knitting I am going to cast on a plain vanilla pair in Ty-Dy Socks by Knit One Crochet Too ... I've often seen this yarn in the store, but never a color I HAD to have, so one that I REALLY liked while I was there so I grabbed it. Even though I think plain stockinette socks are boring to knit ... I find them extremely comfortable to wear. I have plenty of self striping yarn in my stash that knitting up an ample supply of plain socks isn't a problem. Plus they are great on the go projects, don't even need to bring a pattern!

For me? You don't have to heat it, I'll eat it now!


Anonymous said...

Your Easter cards are ADORABLE!

The baby sweater is cute too. I love knitting baby things --- it's the closest you can get to instant gratification.

fleegle said...

What an adorable baby sweater!!
And, um, you don't want to imagine the tux.