11.4.11

Warmer Days

Dare I say we are done with snow for the season?  This weekend, the temps rose to almost 80 degrees {very unseasonably} so I put away all the hats, mittens and heavy winter coats for the year.  I'm optimistic!  

The perennials are working their way up through the warming earth.  

And I'm starting to knit some warm woolens for next fall!   Crazy, I know.  Normally, I would say starting a wool sweater in April is just asking for trouble, but Mike has been patiently waiting for this sweater for three long years.  I have to admit the task of knitting a man's size sweater is a bit daunting and it seems like every time I start, something or someone would take my attention away.  So I'm knitting quickly.  Before I get distracted with the garden, picnics at the beach, kayaking, and all that comes with warm weather.  Hopefully, he'll be able to wear it just once this year and then put it away until the earth turns cold again. {hopefully a long, long time from now}

11 comments:

  1. Love to see those signs of spring! I'm hoping spring is here to stay, too, although I heard a sad tale that we are supposed to get LOTS of snow tomorrow...hoping it can't be true!
    Everyone in my house is requesting sweaters so I think this may be my summer of the knit sweater.

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  2. We just stashed all our snow boots in the garage--I was too superstitious to put them in the basement storage yet!

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  3. I really needed to knit a sweater for my better half, but men are so big! Your sweater looks great and I love that you are knitting 'quick', maybe that's what I need to do.

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  4. Yay for spring!! I hope you do finish quickly before getting distracted, it is so hard not to!!

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  5. I'm almost done! The sleeves and body are finished, so now to just zoom through the yoke:) Just in time for snow on Friday, go figure. I've been so tempted to cast on for Luke's vest, but so far I'm holding strong!

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  6. good luck finishing the sweater. I knit for fall and winter all year long so I understand. :) The emerging plant life is gorgeous.

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  7. We tossed the winter stuff in the back of the closet last week and haven't looked back! I wish you luck on the sweater, it looks lovely!

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  8. Our yard is looking a lot like yours and I'm hopeful that we're finally done with snowpants and boots. I think I'm about to start working on mittens for next fall, so you're not alone in getting a jump start on next year's warm things.

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  9. Oh the signs of spring are so SO good, aren't they?! The cables on your sweater are perfect!

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  10. Oh I hope your winter truly is done! We have all kinds of spring life here in the last week and a half, but they've predicted snow for Friday...

    I love that you're starting next year's knitting now! :)

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  11. I've been thinking about getting some knitting done for next fall-winter too. Once canning season starts my knitting get less productive and all of a sudden fall is here again.

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