Tag Archives: weather

First Day of Spring

Ah, the first day of spring. It is time for warm breezes, birds singing and rain showers that encourage flowers to bloom.

Fist day of Spring

Spring where are you?!

Umm…. well maybe not quite yet, but at least I know that warmer days will be here soon.

I ordered buttons from an Etsy shop, for the In Threes Cardigan I have been working on. The name of the shop I ordered from was Handmade Buttons By Ayarina .

I started to worry that they weren’t going to get here before my niece’s birthday when I received an email that they had shipped on the 11 and would take up to 14 business days to arrive!  I totally forgot to see where they person I bought them from was located, and it turns out they were being shipped from Romania!

However when I saw a small padded envelope in the mail my fears were eased. I couldn’t believe it, the buttons had arrived quicker than I expected!

Ooh,what can be inside?!

I love the way it is packaged 🙂

Hungry Catipillar Buttons

Look what was inside!

 

The buttons are definitely reminiscent of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle. Which is one of my niece’s favorite books. 🙂 I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

Now I just have to finish the sweater on time and everything will be perfect. 😉

In Threes

About 3 more inches to go!

 

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Wow,  it certainly got brutally cold here again in upstate New York! This morning upon leaving my house it was  -5 F. While that isn’t record-breaking temperatures here it is still cold,  even if I have lived here most of my life.

I had a startling realization as I knocked snow off my head, while climbing into the car. I am a knitter and I do not own a hat!! How is this possible?! Everyday I make sure that my kids have their hats and mittens on before leaving the house, yet I walk out without a thought to my own head. So I have decided it is time to knit myself a hat. 🙂

I checked out my queue on Ravelry (which is far longer than it should be) to find a pattern, and my queue did not fail me. Subconsciously I must have been longing for a hat, for there were several hat patterns that I had tagged for myself throughout the years. However, most of these patterns required fingering weight yarn (something that I don’t have an abundance of in my stash). I hemmed and hawed for a while on whether or not to find the perfect yarn online and order it. But a voice of reason inside my head said “Silly girl by the time the yarn gets here and you knit the hat spring will be arriving!”.

So I have decided on knitting myself Sanpo. I have a lot of worsted weight yarn on hand and I am on a stranded knitting kick. 😉

It Was a Cold Night!

I didn’t get a chance to post last night because as I sat down to blog I noticed that the house was growing colder than usual. I checked the thermostat and sure enough, it was 4 degrees cooler than it was set for. Ugh, it was time to call the landlord.  Unfortunately the furnace required parts that couldn’t be bought til morning. So I didn’t do much knitting today, because I found the best way to stay warm was to move around and generate my own heat while things were being repaired.I sure am glad things are in working order now! 😀

Tomorrow I am planning on making up for lost time. 🙂 I am planning to bring the sweater I found the other day with me to my mom’s tomorrow to see if she can help me figure out the best way to pick up the stitches along the edge . Things are just not working out right for me, I am still having problems picking up the recommended amount of stitches. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes can help see things in another way (at least that is what I am hoping).