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Friday, March 20, 2009

FO And A Touch of Spring


Finally! A finished project! And, the first Christmas gift of the year. It is the Triinu Scarf from Knitted Lace of Estonia. It is currently on the wires and pinned out. Loverly lace. And just heavy enough to make an excellent winter scarf for the recipient. Hope she like it. It was fun to knit and I thought of her the entire time it was in my hands.
Although the picture shows the back side of the scarf, the lace is still catching. The yarn, Brown Sheep's Wildfoote Sock Yarn was perfect for the project. Being machine washable makes it an easy care accessory. And, the colorway, Ragtime, is in her favorite color family. How many hints does it take to inform the giftee that it will be coming to her?

Over the past couple of weeks the snow has disappeared. Once the weather decided to turn warmer the poor snow didn't have a chance. It was gone within days. Shortly after the snow said goodbye, I began walking the yard, looking for signs of spring. First there was nothing. Then, slowly, and with steady progress, things began to come alive. Today on my morning walk about, I had my camera with. As I passed the old lilac bush in my back yard I spied a bud. Yes! A bud! A sign of life renewed. It is lovely in its promise of the new season. It tore me away from my morose in the loss of the snow. This little bud. A harbinger of things to come.

7 comments:

Brigitte said...

The giftee is very lucky! It looks cozy, and cheery too. Excellent colour choice.

Snow is all gone here too...now we need some rain to wash the crud away. No buds though...

Becca said...

I can't leave a comment....

LenaL said...

How lovely it looks, the scarf!

Isn't it wonderful to see the first sights of the spring? Here it's still some snow left and frost, so I suppose we have to wait a bit longer. But soon ...!

Take good care of yourself and enjoy the spring!

Carrie K said...

Is Triinu the one w/the nupps? Birdsong was knitting that one when I met her. Pretty! Love the colorway. Lucky giftee.

Ah, the buds of Spring! Oh heck. I just realized I missed the Ides of March.

Lorraine said...

Bev- You have a Christmas gift done?
That's amazing, and I adore the yarn.

Noogies to Jack.

Laurie said...

We still have a bit of snow here, piled from the snowblower. It's leaving rapidly. Snowdrops are in bloom, early risers are in evidence, that's IT. I agree...when there is no snow possible, it really becomes time for spring.

Otter said...

Since it didn't get cold enough down here to cause my lilacs to bloom this spring, please take a picture of yours in full bloom. I adore lilacs. Heck, I got only two blooms from my wisteria. No winter, no rain...it's pitiful down here this year.