Hello. How are you doing? It’s the end of the rough long work week, but all is good. We even had this yesterday and this morning.
What a difference a day makes. We still have snow on the ground (and on the deck and on and on and on), but the sun is out so who cares? March whimpered in this year so I’m expecting some good storms to usher it out. I’d say I’ll remember this at the end of the month, but we all know I won’t.
My Peanut spun some fiber for me (I had had the roving for a long time) as part of my Christmas present. She spins on spindles and does an exquisite job, but she didn’t have time to wash and thwack it so I did that yesterday afternoon. Here it is on the deck dripping its little fibers out.
The beautiful sunshine washes out the colors a bit. That, and the mad photography skills I possess, but it’s a very lovely combo of blues/lavenders/greens. She got over 430 yards from it, so it will become a shawlette or shawl. It’s fingering weight.
On a rather Pissyfairy note, my crocuses, croci, crocus’? aren’t out at all this year. My BSIL has already had some of her bloom, but mine aren’t even up out of the ground. I’m hoping it’s because of the snow, but I will be heartbroken if none of them return. They are such cheery little guys. I do see the parrot tulips are coming up and some of the other bulbs are greening up, but no crocus.
Killer is fairing well in the cold and snow. I have fed him a bit even though he’s what we call chunky right now. I figure he can slim down when the weather moderates a bit. Grover and I were out yesterday morning feeding the birds (I did the feeding while he hunted bunnies) and I looked into the shed and there was Killer sitting on a chair cushion out of the wind and bitter cold. I just said “hey” and went back to my chores. He is such a character. My neighbor feeds him a can of tuna every day. She even put a heater on her carport for him when it was so horribly cold in early January. I think that is so dear of her.
I’m still knitting away on my Plume shawl and on stealth knitting I can share with you later. I feel my wheel calling me, so I will probably get it out this evening. On that note, I wish you a wonderful week. I will try to stop by again soon, but for now I will leave you with my soundtrack for the day.