Happy Spring, almost. Tomorrow morning Spring will arrive. This morning when I looked out the kitchen window I saw a fat robin on a patch of grass that is exposed (we still have quite a bit of snow on the ground). Also when I looked out the window first thing this morning (while still in bed), I could see some huge sheets of ice hanging off the upper roof ready to fall onto the patio roof. We've been hearing crashes all morning and stuff is dripping like crazy. The icy patch at the end of the driveway is gone. Hooray!
Can you hear the Hallelujah Chorus? The Oaklet Shawl is finished!! Woo-Hoo. I love the colors. I did not like working with the yarn (KnitPicks Chrome in the Vermont colorway). And the shawl? I like it, but am disappointed that it did not block out larger. It can hang down my back, but then it won't wrap around my shoulders comfortably. If I wrap it around, then it draws up pretty short in the back. I would call it more a shawlette than a shawl. But, the main thing is it is finis!!
So much sunlight today! This was finished yesterday just before dinner. And, on Friday night I finished the first of Colin's socks:
The yarn is Regia and the pattern is Petty Harbour (free on Ravelry). Look at the size of that foot! This had better fit him...it's big on me, so there is hope.
Also on Friday I made pizza for dinner. OMG, this was so good. Trader Joe's pizza crusts (I like their pizza dough too, but these ready-made crusts are fabulous). Toppings were: some sauce and oregano, asparagus (which I had par-boiled), black garlic (also from Trader Joe's - it is a fermented garlic and is kind of sweet and smoky), prosciutto, onion slices, marinated artichoke hearts and some mozzarella.
Last night I cooked a turkey breast and roasted some winter squash and Brussels Sprouts with a little butter, maple syrup and cinnamon. Yay for turkey sandwiches today.
I really do like to eat...more than I should.....
Last night was another one of those nights when I didn't sleep well at all. I went upstairs around 11, read for a half hour or so and turned off the light. Fletch came up at 1 and I was still awake and I doubt I fell asleep before 3 a.m. Tyg woke me at 5 to go out and then I woke up at 7. I've been in a cleaning frenzy this morning (bathrooms, kitchen floor, several loads of laundry) in the hopes that I will be exhausted tonight and sleep well. I hate going to work worn out!
See you next season!!