The first days of Spring.....
Last Spring's silk-dyed eggs faded a bit but a once-over with olive oil revived them. They weren't boiled or blown, yet are still intact with no smell. (Correction: They were cooked from the dyeing process.) Some of the eggs find their own perfect resting positions, depending on the placement and weight of the yolk inside, which is sort of funny. I've read that eventually the yolk will dry out leaving each one as light as a blown egg. I'm thinking about a little sampler of some sort using the leftover silks -- just playing around with it at this point though.
A purple February lady sweater inspired by Elizabeth Zimmerman's February baby sweater is my next big (for me) knitting project. I'm swatching the Rowan linen/cotton now but there's no rush -- because along with hundreds of lady sweaters on Ravelry and the internet are dozens of tips on making and measuring the sweater and I want to read them all. I think it should be called the i-hope sweater because every time I think about it, I find myself saying I hope it fits, I hope I make the right size, I hope the yarn isn't difficult, I hope.....over and over.
The little felteds are sweet reminders of a time with friends needle-poking wool and fingers. And there's the broccoli protected with chicken wire from dog and rabbit but no chicken.
Thanks for coming by. And Happy Spring-time/Autumn-time! xx