As I mentioned yesterday, garden season is upon me. It happens fast here. Explosively fast. One day, nothing is happening. The next day everything is happening. I’ve learned to make hay while the sun shines in my garden in the early spring. (And to be wary. There is a snowflake in my extended forecast. Next Monday.)
So I’m busy out there right now. I know that the more cleaning up and weeding I can do now . . . the easier things will be in May (when it’s time for mulch and I can plant and things really start to explode). And that means I don’t have a lot of time or energy for other things right now.
So here’s a little drive-by look at my (meager) knitting activities . . .
First, I have The Procrastination Project. The lining is complete. It is ready to be stitched into the cowl. But it is warm now, and I don’t care so much. (But I’ll be doing it anyway. Because I really do want to finish this up so I can pack it away for the season.)
Then, I have The Future Project. This is the yarn for my next project. Which I’ve decided, after much hemming and hawing, will be a simple cardigan. (I’m thinking this one.) A couple skeins (I have plenty for a cardigan, not to worry) are sitting on my dining room table, ready to be wound into balls and swatched. Soon. (Maybe when that aforementioned snowflake rolls around and keeps me out of the garden?)
Luckily, I recently found The TV-Watching Project . . . which is a Musselburgh Hat I started some months ago, and then forgot about. Until the other day when I was clearing out my knitting bag and unearthed it . . . rolling around in the bottom. Lucky find; good timing.
How about you? What are you working on?
It is funny how nothing happens outside and then it’s an explosion! I spent yesterday lugging most of my indoor plants outdoors, weeding, watering, and then weeding some more. I don’t know if we have any more snowflakes in the forecast but I’d be glad if the temperature was less than 87 degrees!
My knitting mojo has hit a wall. 🙁
I spent most of last night, while Steve was out on an auto extrication fire call, organizing the stash and catching up on some household chores. I was hoping to find some inspiration in making things tidy. He was out there for over five hours. :-(( Didn’t work. I guess I’ll just have to ride it out the ennui for knitting ’til the mojo kicks in again.
I haven’t knit a stitch in weeks but I did find the yarn and pattern I need for a blanket square I committed to make. I’ve made this pattern before so maybe the familiarity will be comfortable and get me knitting again. Though with three weeks left to our semester there is a lot of grading to come with a very short time in which to finish it…
Your hellebore is gorgeous and SO BIG! I know mine will grow but it’s got a long long way to go before it’s that impressive. I’m knitting socks and I think I want to start Sarah’s Same As It Ever Was hat for camping next week. I’m also thinking I might haul out the Icelandic cardigan to bring camping since I won’t have to contend with Fred & George.
Ooo! This is the week for Briar Rose inspiration! I love that green… it will knit into a beautiful cardigan (and your pick is lovely! I love the raglan details!)
Round and round knitting if perfect for the end of a busy day… something to keep my hands busy and to help settle my mind! Happy Garden Explosions! XO
I’m sitting here laughing that both you and Kat pulled out Briar Rose yarn for your next project — what are the chances? I am looking forward to finishing up my design sample soon so I can get back to knitting I can actually share. I have almost one sleeve done on my Love Note, and I haven’t touched my Birch Pullover since the day we left Florida.
I can’t believe the blooms on your hellebores – wow! (and yay!!) Love the color/fiber for your next cardigan – looks perfect! I started a (second!) short-sleeved pullover today. hoping to get a lot of knitting time this weekend, and counting on tomorrow’s 5+ hour drive to get me through the yoke increases so it will be around and around by the time porch time and games start 🙂
What are the odds that you and Kat would both pull out Briar Rose yarn for projects? That cardigan looks like it will be so wearable and the green is just your color. Yes, all of sudden Spring has arrived. I’m cleaning up and weeding as well although there are some spots where I’m leaving the leaves and such for another week. Although the high was 87 today, next week will be much cooler. May the snowflakes stay away though rain would be oh so welcome.
I plan on this being the pre-summer of polishing off my WIPs, which will probably bleed into mid-summer since the reason some of them are WIPs in the first place is because they are PROBLEMATIC. A couple are not, so I may get the ball rolling with one of those. And am finally in a place where I am considering a Love Note. ‘Considering’ being the operative word. So those are hellebores, huh? Often wondered what they looked like:). Sure are pretty!