Friday, February 26, 2021



It looks like all that cold and ice didn't hurt the sprouting things one bit. 

There are lots of new things popping up all over the place and the things that had popped before that icy winter adventure seem none the worse for wear. The daffies are even budding. 

The trees seem to have gotten the message also. If you look closely you can see the buds on the branches. We'll be all in shade again soon. 

Everything is new outside do I started some new things inside too. The second mitten has been cast on and the thumb on the first mitten is done. 

My latest two-at-a-timer socks are Fiesta in Felici.

My latest Arne and Carlos Pairfect socks are the lightest of all of them-perfect for spring knitting. 

I had quite the adventure getting them started. I knit the cuff three times before I got it right. The first time it was too long. The second time it was too short. The third time I weighed all the cuff yarn, halved it and then started my long tail cast on from there. It worked. Right now I am hoping I wrote down exactly what I did because I know I won't remember. 


  1. Lucky you! We had 5 inches of snow this morning in 3 hours. It just dumped snow. Some melted as it warmed up to 40 but another wintry mix and round of snow tomorrow morning before warming up again. No blooms or buds here yet.
    Your new starts are such pretty yarn. Especially the Felici. You know I love Felici. The mittens are gorgeous my friend. So talented.
    Take care.

  2. I do love those mittens. So beautiful. Your new socks look mighty fine too - enjoy the signs of Spring!

  3. The mittens are just stunning-I'm glad you got right to the second one! the new socks are so delicate and beautiful--perfect for your new Spring signs!

  4. You're teasing me with all your spring - I wont see daffy buds for at least a month and a half!

  5. That color was the Arne & Carlos yarn I messed up on so badly. It ended up being mittens. YIKES!

    Our daffs are just coming up. No buds yet.

  6. We have new leaves peeking out of the trees and pollen is EVERYWHERE! Everything is covered in a thick layer of green, it is hard to enjoy spring with a layer of pollen everywhere. Stay safe.

  7. Here in Wisconsin, we have at least a foot of snow on the ground, with more coming tonight. That's not a complaint. I'll take a Wisconsin winter over a Maryland summer any day.
    Those mittens really are beautiful!

  8. you sprung! Yeah! Pretty projects too. Those mittens are beautiful!