Friday, April 24, 2009

It Rained Green

Spring rains made everything green - seemingly overnight. After the brown decay of winter, 2 or 3 days of rain washed everything clean. It rained so hard at times it was a bit like Mother Nature took charge with a power washer.

Spring Cleaning!

It's a bit of a shock to the system to suddenly see everything so green it makes your eyes hurt. But happily looking forward to the gardening season about to begin.

I have one and only one flower in bloom.
A daffodil right outside the kitchen window.
There's an angel in waiting next to it.
Reminding me to be patient.

I finished my hardanger bookmark!
Made the first tentative cut along an outer edge and then got swept up in knitting for Sock Madness again - pattern came out late Monday afternoon but we were away for the day. The pattern corrections worked out during the test knit were mistakenly missing from the file sent to contestants. Luckily someone was usually standing by on Ravelry - willing to set things straight as best they could.

I tried not to let myself knit for too long at a time but the last day I JUST WANT TO BE DONE mode took over and I may have overdone it. My wrist & arm still ache. Got Asprin?

The bookmark cutting waited until I felt braver.
Cut it completely out Thursday night and clipped the threads as close as I dared. Trimmed it again this morning, but never having actually seen anything cut out, I'm only guessing it's done right.

It's really done!!

Round 3 socks for Sock Madness have been finished in time to move on to the next round. I've never gotten past Round 4. Part of it's luck of the draw in who you're paired up with. This year I seem to be luckier - our group is slower to finish up each round. Maybe I can beat my personal best this year?


Needled Mom said...

The single daffodil looks so precious in all that green.

Those socks are adorable. They look toasty too.

Love the hardanger. That is one craft that I haven't really gotten into yet. Don't know why as I do love it and love most all needlework. Guess there is always something more pressing.

Judy S. said...

Your bookmark is great, Laurie! I love your garden angel; we have fairies here in our garden, but they're stiil in hiding. Nice socks, too. I can't imagine doing them so fast....

Micki said...

The bookmark is lovely! I enjoy making them too!

RG said...

Oooh Laurie, I love prety flowers, especially after winter!
Enjoy your spring.
..and your socks are gorgeous!!
Been missing your face and thought I'd pop in to say 'hi'.

hugs to you
Robyn xx

Ingrid said...

Spring cleaning - a nice little story about mother nature.
And your hardanger bookmark looks
very precious.
Greetings from the rainy south of Germany