Spring is on its way

At 8:07 this evening, spring starts! Yay! And I've spotted a sure sign of it: outside the window at work there was a green thing sticking up through the remaining snow. I don't know what it was, but it was a bud and it was GREEN!

Spring is bittersweet for me as a knitter (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) since it means no more of my beloved scarves and mittens, and it also means that hot sticky summer is coming and that means no large knitting projects either. We don't have central a/c, but we do put the room a/c on in the family room when it's unbearable, but the rest of the time we just use fans, which is really fine with me. We do have ceiling fans, and I think they're the best as far as fans go.

But at least there are socks...for knitting, that is. I don't care to wear those in the summer either, but knit them? You bet! As I'm sure most knitters would agree, they're one of most the perfect warm weather knitting projects, not to mention great for summer vacation travel. We are lucky and get to go on two summer vacations each year...camping on a little island on Lake George in upstate NY with my in-laws, and then time with my family at a beach house in Delaware. Completely different types of trips...one is roughing-it and one is quite luxurious but both are equally awesome. My husband's family has been camping there since before he was born, and he grew up with it. Likewise, I grew up going to the Delaware shore with my family. I love family traditions, and I'm so happy to be a part of my husband's family traditions now too.

Knitting content? Photos? Hmm? Sorry to disappoint. The only knitting content I have is to say that I am actually trying to finish my Mimi Verylong scarf as soon as I can in the hopes of it being wearable before it gets too warm. I am almost there...just a little more to go. I keep putting a marker on the side so that I can see my progress...is it just me or is the end of a scarf like knitting into a void where you can't see any progress made? This is a quick knit, don't get me wrong, but I like it when I can see where I've been, ya know?

So, in other non-knitting news, I'm working on one of those "100 things about me" lists...I know, I know, it's old news to all you veteran bloggers. But as I am reasonably new to this blogging thing (at least new to having readers!) I thought I'd jump on that bandwagon. Plus, then any readers I do have would know more about me other than the fact that I am a knitter who has two kitties named Maddie and Moose!

1 comment:

laura said...

Hey, I swear I left a comment yesterday and now it dissappeared. Looking forward to your 100 things. I just finished mine and am posting today I think.