I thought I’d start this post with a little sweet
Doesn’t that look good? Cieara and I made carrot cake cupcakes today (with cream cheese frosting of course!) and Cieara piped some carrots on them. I have to admit – everyone in the house already sneaked one. They are very good, and I’m looking forward to having another one later.
Want to see something else sweet?
I finished it last week, but finally got it blocked today. And really – what a perfect shawl for spring!
This is a great pattern – very simple, very easy, very fast. Just what I need sometimes in between bigger projects. Another very easy, great as a first time lace project. I like the stockinette portion, and I think the lace piece is a little different from other small shawlettes so it kept my interest, and I enjoyed working it. This was commute knitting – so you know it wasn’t complicated.
The yarn is a cashmere/merino blend and I have to say – it was fantastic! I loved working with it, and couldn’t wait to pick it up. It is so soft that it would make wonderful baby clothes or blankets (if you think that a cashmere/merino blend would be good for a baby!). I couldn’t resist this colorway when I saw it – it’s just perfect for this time of year – spring colors – a few different soft pinks with yellow. Just so nice to see and use after such a long dark winter. I’m struggling a little with wearing this – I don’t typically wear pastel colors, but I think I’m going to branch out a little and do it. Because this colorway just is so beautiful that it will make me happy to wear it – and make me remember that its nice outside when I’m stuck inside working. I love this yarn too – I’ll be stalking the Wandering Cat shop for more – highly recommend!
All in all, another succesful knit. Fast, interesting pattern, wonderful yarn. What’s not to like!
We have been really busy this last week – the room got painted, and we had a bit of a time cleaning up after the painter (he’s cheap but so sloppy – not sure we’ll use him again). The room looks beautiful and we are starting to get things back in. I’ll have some pictures to show you once we get it a little further along, but wow – there is nothing better than going to sleep in a room that makes you happy!
We took the dogs for a walk today in a preserve right across the street from us (very convenient!). They had such a great time – they are so happy that its nice again, and that we are back to fun walks. There is a lake in the preserve and Penny ran right in up to her belly (we don’t think she realized how deep it was) – we had one dirty dog on our hands! I didn’t care though – it was so good to be out in the sun and be moving. Isn’t it amazing how good Spring feels?
I’ve been working on Coraline – I’m still working on the hem, but I should be finished with that shortly and then onto the body of the sweater. I needed some commute knitting so I started a project today with the silk/cashmere that I picked up visiting my mother. I’m having a hard time putting it away in my knitting bag and saving it for my commute – amazing yarn!
OK, I’m off – have a wonderful week and enjoy Spring!