Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring is sprung

Well well... another weekend drawing to a close. I'm hoping that this weekend marked the official turning point from Winter to Spring here in southern Quebec. The weather was, for the most part, nice and sunny, and there were a few key indicators that the seasons are ready to change "for real this time". For instance:

I put out sheets to dry on the clothes line for the first time this year.

My beloved peonies finally started showing signs of life.

And a few new projects have made their way onto the needles.

I finally cast on Colette on Friday night. I apologize for the blobiness of the picture, but I've really only got about 15 rows done so far, so there isn't much to report, other than that the yarn (Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo) is very soft and sproingy, and that I'm tickled pink by the notion of knitting a sweater top down (I believe this weill be a first for me).

I also cast on a pair of stockinette Go Habs Go (from the very talented Biscotte) socks to knit during the playoffs. As you can see, these are vintage Habs colours (otherwise known as the "ugly sweater" colours), but I'm not complaning... about the sock, that is. The Habs, and their dismal performance during the first 2 games of the series with the Boston Bruins, is another matter entirely.

The rest of the weekend was busy as usual. I'm a bit (OK, a LOT) sore from my workout with my sister-in-law (the ex body-builder) this morning, and I'm looking forward to sitting and knitting a while.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Alrischa said...

The grass is riz here, too, except it's getting colder. Nice to walk outside in bare feet on green stuff instead of prickly dry grass.

I started a tiny bit of jogging today, but I doubt it will be enough to make my legs sore tomorrow. (It was a pathetic amount, but I might build up...) Working out with an ex-body-builder sounds dangerous Ü

Sinéad said...

Nice and sunny here last weekend. Fingers crossed we've seen the back of the cold! Go you, making Émilie's hat, that's a fierce piece of knitting!
Hope the pain of your workout goes away soon :)

birana said...

Today it looks more like Fall.. but summer will come soon I'm sure ;) Nice color for Colette. Love it. And for go habs go, unless you're done for tomorrow(or a miracle).. I think it will be for next season, but that's true Biscotte hand dye are wonderfull!