Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fleeting Signs of Spring....

For nearly a week, we have been teased with Spring like weather. Temperatures warm enough for shorts and flip flops, windows opened to let in some fresh air, flowers popping up and then......yesterday morning it was 20 degrees...argh. It was 74 the day before that. My kids were none too happy to have to bundle up to go catch the bus, and it took quite a bit of convincing that it would be necessary for the rest of the week.... esp. for the youngest who put shorts on under her jeans. It was in the high 30's when she came home from school with her jeans in her backpack, donning her shorts. I was not a happy mom , but she was a very happy child. I guess she thinks that by wearing shorts in 30 degree weather she is the victor in this temperature war mother nature is fighting. Now I want you to know, I love winter, I love crisp, cold air and clear blue skies. I love snow. I don't like 74 one day and 20 the next.
The sock yarn I received from Kristi at Shalimar Yarns is knitting up beautifully. I love this yarn. It has fantastic stitch definition, it is very soft and has a great twist and it feels wonderful going through your hands as you knit. I love a semi solid yarn, it is the best of both worlds, a little color variation, but still great for showing stitch design. I will definitely be purchasing this yarn in the future. Thanks Kristi for allowing me to try it!!!! I am working on the heel now so I should have a finished sock soon.



I did finished the Blackberry Jam socks I was working on. I love the feel of the Numma Numma Yarn. It is so light weight, and the finished sock weighs next to nothing. It has a nice twist and is a pleasure to work with. I was a little disappointed with the unevenness of the dye. It got progressively darker as I knit, so one sock is noticeably darker than the other. I doubt that will deter me from purchasing more of this yarn though.
I think knitting wise, that is it for this week. Driving daughter came home today all excited. She is being inducted into the National Honor Society next month. I am so very proud of her. She takes her academic studies and responsibilities very seriously and willingly participates in community services. I couldn't have asked for better children, I have been truly blessed. Also congrats to her best friend M for also being accepted.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!! Until next time.

11 comments:

Karen said...

Congrats to K!! I love the socks...uh hum patterns please, I know, you still need to write them up. Hope to see you soon...I miss you!

Shelley said...

I really like that pattern in the first sock...really cool looking!

Wow, flowers up already! We still have far too much snow for flowers (or anything) to be poking up just yet...

Carol said...

I actually saw some crocus trying to poke their heads up but then the snow covered them the next day....
I LOVE the pattern of the first sock...is it going to be available sometime soon?

Missy said...

I love the socks, and the flower is really pretty too. Hope you have a great weekend.

Beth N said...

Can't decide which sock I like best--both are beautiful. My daffodils are finally poking their heads up amidst all the leaves and branches still lying around from the ice storm. Congratulations to your daughter.

Allison said...

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Helen Knits said...

Congrats to your Driving Daughter! Great socks as always, love both.

Jane said...

Love the socks. I know you are so very proud of your daughter, and rightfully so. What an accomplishment and congrats to her!

Diane said...

Congrats to your smart daughter for getting into the honor society. Her hard work really paid off.

Love the socks as always.

Daniele said...

Congratulations to your daughter! That is an awesome achievement.

Loving the socks as usual. The patterns are lovely. :)

We're at 70 degrees today. I hope it sticks around for a couple of days at least!! :)

hakucho said...

Beautiful socks, as always :) Congratulations to your daughter. You must be very proud of her!