Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Just six days ago, we had temps below freezing over night out at the farm. Today here in the city it will be in the 80's.
 
I hope Spring was not skipped entirely.
 
Especially now that I have restocked my stash shelves after discovering  The Red Thread . 
That wonderful shop is not too far out of the way on my two country-to-city drives each week.

 
The yarn in the bag is for a secret project!
 
The blanket I am working on for the new baby grandson on the way might get a bit warm in my lap if the high temps continue.
 
 
I so love the little loops along the bottom.
I can just picture his wee fingers playing with the holes.
 
And I do hope it gets cool enough at games so I have a chance to wear the Lynchburg Lacrosse Cheering Socks I am working on.
 
 
{It was so fun to find sock yarn already striped in my son's school colors: red, white, grey and black.}
 
Hot weather or not, there is one special sign of spring that I cannot miss cityside :
 
The Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
 
So this morning the question is...
Do I head into work or
hop on my bicycle, pedal a short distance to the Tidal Basin and take some pretty pictures for you?
 
I will let the boss know what you think.
 
~ Joan  
 
I think I am up to about 50 hexipuffs!
 
and
Fiber Arts Friday


22 comments:

Sue said...

Get on your bike and take pictures. Work can wait, I'm sure the boss won't mind. I need to check out the yarn shops in your area soon (-:

Buttons said...

Don't go to work hop on your bike that is what I would do:)
Love the little blanket and the socks are awesome. B

thecrazysheeplady said...

I believe that'd be pictures ;-).

Lynne said...

Get on your bike . . . now, soon . . . Great post, love seeing your knit creations, beginning and finished . . . everything here was "socking perfect!"

Loretta Thomas said...

Whatever pleases you My Dear!! Love your post... XO

Beth said...

I vote for the bike and pictures!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Cherry Blossoms! (and I am loving the blanket)

TexWisGirl said...

play hooky! :)

love the blanket pattern! so cool!

Carol said...

Nice projects! I have never seen a baby blanket like that one - looking forward to seeing your finished project. Also like the color of your son's socks; I'm a big red color fan myself.

Karen said...

I hope you went and took some photos:)
The blanket is lovely. I love the sock yarn. Those are going to be fantastic socks:)

Michelle said...

Spring is being a bit of a tease where I live. She lifted her skirt and showed a little leg last week. It was in the 70s and gorgeous. Now, we're straight back to freezing and with rain. Such a disappointment.

Pearlin J said...

Love the baby blanket and the colours of the socks

pisky cove said...

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The blanket is exquisite and the loops along the bottom really make it special.

Yarn in the right colour way is a truly great find - loving the socks!

Amy said...

I love the blanket and the socks. Hope you have a great day tomorrow either way.

Babajeza said...

If you ask me: Hop on your bike although I am the kind of girl who goes to work. ;-)

Leslie said...

Interesting blanket - love the stripy sock.

Cathy said...

Definitely get on your bike and take pictures! I love love love that blanket, and your new stash, woooo!

Kathryn Ray said...

It's probably too late to tell you to go take pictures. ;-)

A friend was posting photos on Facebook over the weekend... so pretty!

I love your sock and am intrigued by that blanket pattern.

Michelle said...

I love the texture of those cables -- it'll be worth having a warm lap! :-)

WonderWhyGal said...

Ah Spring! Knitting can wait, enjoy the weather!

Jess Schleicher said...

Spring is the time to knit at night when it's still cooler out. I really adore the baby blanket you are working on. I don't think I've ever seen a pattern like that. Can't wait to see it finished.

AllyB said...

Oh, what fun socks! I love that blanket, it looks like a great challenge.