Monday, March 31, 2008

I refuse to shovel on March 31st!!!!

Yeah. Spring is gone. It's been snowing ALL DAY LONG! You know it's bad when even the kids are sick of snow. L. looked out the window this morning and said "no, no, NO!!!" He wants to go fishing and ride his bike. Me too. I want some tulips, I want some daylilies, but most of all, I just want to see something green outside. I saw the first robin of the season on my deck yesterday, most likely scoping out the nest that is on the rafters underneath, but today the poor thing is probably hiding somewhere thinking "what's going on here?"

I'm still procrastinating on the 1st Communion Dress (I'm gonna start Wednesday when B. goes back to school and I have the house to myself), but that makes for some exciting new quick projects! Look what I did...

It's the Felted Striped Tote from One Skein by Leigh Radford. This puppy was absolutely enormous pre-felting. It could have been a just-below-the-knee length dress for me. Now it is felted to about 12" high and 14" wide. A bit smaller than I'd hoped, but still nice. The side pleats are especially cool.

Here's the finished photo of my Baby's Got a Brand New Big Bag. The colors are hard to see on the bottom (brown and purple) but the whole thing looks nice in real life. I love this one, but I do think it needs a shoulder strap to really be functional for me. I can't see myself carrying this bad boy around by the little handles. I might try to make some inside pockets for this. Or I might not. We'll see how I feel after using it.
Now this, I'm excited about! It's the Boteh Scarf (scroll down) from the Spring 2007 Interweave Crochet. I nabbed this magazine a week ago at my local yarn shop and finally gave it a try today with some Shine Sport in Hydrangea and a G hook. It's turning out really nice. Very drapey and soft.
This is my attempt at willing spring into fruition. This scarf is destined for wearing with my jean jacket should the snow ever melt and temps reach jean jacket warmth. It seems like it's never going to happen. Of course I know it will, but when you've had 5 solid months of snow cover, things start to look bleak.


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