Monday, May 19, 2014

Finally – It Has Warmed Up!

It has, and the Trillium are blooming in my yard. They are profuse and just beautiful. I feel so blessed to have them in my flower beds, particularly when I didn't put them there. They just grow wild throughout the area where I live. How lucky am I?

The azalea in front of the house is also in full bloom. When I was growing up in Oregon, we used to remark about the fact that Rhododendrens and Azaleas bloomed wild on Mount Hood. Here in the Mid-west they seem more fragile, and their survival depends upon which side of the house they are planted on.

Over the weekend we went up to Door County and about half way through Saturday, I realized that it was the weekend for the Door County Shepherd's Market - an event I seldom miss. It is always the weekend before Memorial Day weekend, and I only think I've missed it once in the last 8 years. So, mid-afternoon, we drove over to the Woodwalk Gallery, where the Market is held. Yes, my husband came along. Most times that would be OK, but I always feel pressed to see everything and get out of there when he is along. He really isn't interested in the yarns, but he goes to please me, or so he thinks.

At any rate, he chose to accompany me, and so we didn't stay long. I found some really yummy shetland sheep yarn and bought enough to make a sweater in 3 natural colors.

I am going to try to be grown up about it, however, and make myself wait to start anything with it until I have finished some of the other projects I have already started. Perhaps I can use this yarn for the 2015 Design-A-Thon pattern. Either that or I could make one of Alice Starmoore's patterns. Her Norway pattern in Fishermen's Sweaters would look really nice with it, although I would like to knit a cardigan rather than a pullover. I think I could adapt the pattern to that configuration without much trouble.

Well, I have Knit Group today, and I just got home from the old house, where there is much rose pruning to do. I'm doing about an hour's worth every day this week. That's all my back will tolerate. See you all soon, and happy knitting.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm glad I forgot about the DC Shepherd's Festival because I've kind of spent all my yarn money recently, but maybe I should knit up what I bought at last year's festival before I go again. The project's begun but not even half finished, and my "want to knit" list grows longer every day. Your yarn is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you make with it.