Friday, April 4, 2014

Off the Needles and More~~~

This week I was inspired to work on two somewhat neglected projects.  Now each one is half done.  The sock was started  for the Loopy Ewe Spring Challenge (I should know better!), using a pattern called 9 to 5.  It was supposed to be done by March 31, I think.  Oh well.  The Mitt was a January Mystery pattern and is now called Epiphany Mitts.  Now to do the other halves.  But first I am going to tackle a really long time UFO, the 2010 Advent scarf!  We'll see how that goes.


Stella  is busy "reading" and getting ready to move.


Who me?

Oh, and we found a great hangar and place for the Sunbonnet Sue quilt!



Meanwhile, outside, signs of spring appear daily.



The flowering plum and forsythia are looking  pretty good,


and this pink camellia, just outside the living room window,  is filled with buds once again. 


I'd forgotten all about this little guy.  It's a pasque flower, I think, and disappeared without a trace when summer arrived.  Don't you just love surprises like that?   Now I have to go check out what that is that's sprouting in the lower left corner, and then get back to that Advent scarf. Have a great weekend! Check out what others are knitting at Patchwork Times. You won't be sorry!

18 comments:

Ramona said...

Love all of your photos! Spring has sprung, thank goodness! Your granddaughter is precious. Your sock and mitt look great. What is an Advent Scarf? Purple? Looking forward to seeing this.

Dee said...

Sunbonnet Sue looks great in her new location. Isn't it exciting to hang something new????

I'm working on a large-ish sampler and I'm already thinking about where it should go.

Paula, the quilter said...

I have made the 9 to 5 socks a while ago. Yours will be very nice when you get the second sock done.

karen said...

You are so lucky to have spring flowers!! Nothing over here as of yet. Love your projects and it's nice to return to languishing projects--makes room for new ones!

Barbara C said...

I'm excited to see Sunbonnet Sue on display. It looks great!

kathy b said...

agree! agree! Sunbonnet Sue is in a worthy spot where she'll get attention from all. Following all your hard work on that project was fun.

I love seeing your flowers/plants spring forth from the dark Earth. ITs TIME

Nancy Kay said...

The knitting projects look great; I'm sure it feels good to be at least at the half-way mark. Ha. I like both patterns. Very nice.

Your granddaughter - adorable!!

Oh to see the spring blooms - what a treat. The flowering trees are such a beautiful sight!!

Debra Spincic said...

So proud to see Sunbonnet Sue finished and hanging in such a great location! Bravo!

Nancy said...

You know I gave up on the Advent scarf without getting too far, so I'm in your corner, cheering you on. You CAN do this!

Seeing your photos of the glorious Spring blooms gives me hope that Spring truly is on its way.

Mereknits said...

Beautiful flowers blooming, but the best is that gorgeous Stella, so cute.
Hugs,
Meredith

Dar said...

Both of your half sock and mitten are such a pretty pattern. Especially love the blue yarn.

Your granddaughter is a cutie and she looks like she would be a lot of fun to take care of.

Your Spring has sprung. Ours is a bit slower here.

Merry said...

Great work on the sock and mitt. I was at a meeting yesterday where a lady showed off some socks she had knitted…so wonderful and clever. Stella is too cute and growing up fast. What beautiful photos of spring arriving…those surprises would be so wonderful. The advent scarf sounds like an interesting project.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your granddaughter is a sweetie. Your knitting projects look fantastic. Oh, how I love your Spring blooms, glorious colors. Hugs Judy

Teresa in Music City said...

Such lovely signs of Spring! It is bursting out all over here too :) Stella is getting to a fun stage where they really begin to show their personalities :) That sock pattern looks complicated but the finished product is worth it - lovely!

Susan said...

Looks like spring allergy season is running rampant there, too! =)

Sharon Chapman said...

Your little "Max" is a real cutie. Don't you just love Spring and all the great blooms.

kathy b said...

Yes that's a manatee we saw in the Keys. Right next to us. SO slow. So magnificent. so…prehistoric

kathy b said...

Love your new header! Spring bulbs are so magnificent in bloom