Oh, the Red Red Robin goes bob bob bobbin' along........
How was your weekend?
Mine wasn't what you'd call quiet, or peaceful, in fact, it got dangerously close to overwhelming but everyone seemed to survive,(barely).
I will say this, Spring is here, a very warm Spring, even for us. The redbud trees are in full glory, same with the Bradford pears, they look to be snow flocked. No, I don't have photos of them but I did see plenty of them over the past couple of days. I have this,
these are in one of my flower beds, does anyone know what they are? The green comes up first, of course, but they start coming out while it's still very cold, then a lovely show of bright and sunny yellow flowers, they'll die completely back when the weather gets warmer, during the summer you'd never know they had been there. I got them through getting another plant from a friend, they kind of hitched a ride in the pot with the other plant, had no idea until the next late winter when they started coming up, the flowers being an amazing treat. They spread. nicely. and the thing is, you don't even realize it's happening.
Treats spreading around and not knowing where they'll turn up next.....it's a bit like this that arrived in the post today....
Look. Can you see that wee bitty teapot? Is that not an amazing little treasure? (you can click on photo for larger view)
This 'little black bag', she's so soft, the skin lotion (makes my hands so soft) and yes, that IS a skein of Tofutsies! I know, not a great photo but let me tell you, the colours? Look back up at the photos of that plant, the green, and the yellow, exactly, now throw in some of those wood hyacinths/grape hyacinths, that blue and you.are.there. We are talking Spring/Summer socks. Dianne sent these to me, just because. She made the bag, felted it, it is so incredibly soft, and I love the colour combination here, she tells me it's the perfect size for carrying a sock WIP, and I believe her (I've also loaded a sock WIP in it so not only do I believe her, I know!)
Dianne, thank you so very much, you are sweet, kind, and thoughtful beyond words. Can I just say.....if we ever get to go on a picnic.........seriously, I'm thinking this lady could pack THE picnic!
Remember my Mom's birthday? 2 March? Yes, well, I AM behind on the knitted gifts.....the mate to this is ready for the heel turn, but....DIL's birthday is thursday...she's asked for a Calorimetry, just in time for Summer...think I can knit one up in time?
Happy Knitting to all and continue to make.good.time.