Friday, May 22, 2009

Could it be?

That spring might actually be here?? Finally?? This winter has been the longest and coldest I can remember in a long time. We actually had freezing temperatures for a few days last week!! In May! At least now, when I look out my window, I see leaves on the trees. They're not quite all the way out, but hopefully, there is no turning back. I just hope that we have a decent summer. Last summer was bad, we only visited our little lake a few times in August and I want to spend a LOT more time there this summer!

Today I plan to get the rest of my flower beds done, along with my planters and hanging baskets. I normally do 4 large planters, 3 smaller planters and 2-3 hanging baskets. 2 of the large ones are done (I risked their death in the freezing weather, but they seem to have survived), so I'll be mostly buying for the other planters.

I am also starting to plan summer activities. Summer camps, camping and a visit to Vancouver Island are all in the works and this summer will be a first for me and for Eli. He is going to spend around 2 weeks with his Opa and Carey on their boat. I'm really excited for him! I think he's going to have a total blast! This will also be the first time Chey can go into Day Camps (well, 1/2 days at her age), so I'm looking forward to that as well.

I've been in a bit of a knitting "blech" lately. I finished a couple of projects and then couldn't really think of anything I wanted to knit. I actually went nearly a whole week without knitting (much, I did work on my sock club socks a bit)! I seem to have gotten over it though and am working on the Whisper Cardigan from Interweave Knits spring issue. I'm using a lovely wool/silk blend lace yarn from Zen Yarn Gardens in a colourway called "Shimmer". It's a silvery colour, perfect for summer. I also joined the Fiber Club through this website and received my first club fiber this week. It's a really pretty blend of browns and red, 100% Superwash Merino. I plan to start spinning it soon.

I finished my latest spinning project. I had originally thought I would get a sport weight or DK out of a 3ply, but I, apparently, spin pretty thin... A 3 ply worked out to about 18WPI (lace weight), so I cabled the 2 of the 3ply together and got a Sport weight/DK weight out of that. It turned out VERY soft, but is definitely under-plied or something because it's pretty wavy. I got about 400m of it though and gave it to my sister who came to visit last week. I plan to use the little bit of Roving left from this (I thought I spun it all, but found about 50g in a different location) to practice spinning thicker singles. I'd really like to be able to do a 3 ply Sport/DK for the Fiber Club Fiber

That's about it for me right now.... I'll try to post more, but the weather really gets me feeling grumpy and I don't feel like doing much of anything.... here's hoping for better weather!

1 comment:

  1. I love the colour, it will make a great shawl. I took the puppy for a long walk this afternoon and for the first time in days I didn't need a pair of mittens or see snow.