Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Easter Bunny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Happy Easter!

I love Easter - it signifies upcoming delights. The singing birds, blooming flowers, and budding trees. Plus, it means my birthday is soon to arrive! All of those things (except the impending birthday) have been postponed by old Mr. Winter. It has been snowing for DAYS...true, it does not accumulate, but it is still snowing. Cold creeps through my bones and a tub of hot water is the only thing to whisk it away.

My knitting has slowed somewhat, but there are a few new things to share. The multi-directional scarf is finally finished and will be blocked soon. I borrowed Corinne's theory and cast on 40 stitches. I used 2 balls of Rowan Tapestry and had maybe 12" left over - perfect

A finished baby hat snuck off the needles and to the expectant Grandmother before having it's picture taken (darn).

I grabbed some Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton, cast on, and started a Tea Rose Tank for Bugg. The pattern is from Interweave Summer 2007.

She spied a model in a not-so-LYS and fell in love. I am single stranding the Cotton (pattern calls for 4 strands of something and how manageable is THAT!). Bugg's version will also be a tank instead of the halter. Again, due to someone else's imagination-not my own. Have you spied the Tilli Thomas Disco Lights? I walked away with this little purchase as well -

Hopping back to the Tea Rose photo - If you look really hard, you can see my stitch marker. I was so surprised and absolutely elated to receive a gift from my warm-weather friend, Kristy. She showered me with Lisa Souza yarn that I have been longing to try, gorgeous stitch markers made by her own talented self, and the adorable candle holders in the 'opening photo' above.

Up next: The Fiber Event to visit Chris' Briar Rose booth. Stop by our KAL and check out some of the fiber I will be after!

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