How was your weekend? I hope it was good. Ours was nice and thankfully did NOT include snow!! Though I know it was all around us. Definitely a weird Spring, but the weather has been weird for so long (my opinion).
Friday ended up being very busy work-wise and I never shut the computer down until some time in the evening...and then was back doing work Saturday morning. But, that's ok (happy to be employed). I (finally) took a turkey breast out of the freezer and cooked that on Saturday. The house smelled like Thanksgiving!! I ended up making a huge pot of turkey soup with the carcass and some of the meat and now we have good sized containers of home-made turkey soup in the freezer.
Yesterday, Mother's Day, was a much nicer day. It turned out to be beautiful. We met Colin & Mailing, Zhongren & Bonny (Mailing's parents) and Anna (her sister) at the trail I walk alongside the canal and river. Huge turtles were out in amazing numbers, but no sign of the heron and (thankfully) no sign of serpents!! It was just so nice to see everyone and get out in the fresh air. After our walk we all stopped at Zhongren & Bonny's house. They had made dumplings earlier in the day and had large containers for everyone. YAY!!!
When Fletch and I got home, I noticed something high in our crepe myrtle tree. It has not leafed out yet and I believe what I spotted is a hummingbird's nest!!
(Look at how blue our sky was yesterday!!). It is roughly the size of a golf ball. Not sure if this is a current nest or one from last year. Fletch did see a hummingbird one day last week and our feeders are now out, but we have not seen one since.
There was a small amount of knitting over the weekend. First, I finished the socks for my sister-in-law on Saturday morning.
I smile each time I see them - they are just happy socks!! I decided I needed to pick out yarn for socks for my brother in CO and I also wanted to wind the yarn from Vicki for a Hitchhiker. The yarn I picked out for Phil's socks I'm positive I bought at a fiber bestival (probably Allentown). It is by Cape May Fiber Co. and the colorway is Janthina. So pretty:
So pretty, but notice the way it is wound? This yarn would not behave and ended up looking like this at one point:
Yup - yarn barf! It took ALL Saturday afternoon and part of the evening to straighten out this mess. Weird how some skeins just fit on the spindle and wind up beautifully and others are a horrible mess.
The Make-Do yarn from Vicki DID wind up beautifully. While the sock yarn for Phil was put in time out for misbehaving, the Hellebore Hitchhiker was started yesterday.
This is going to be one gorgeous Hitchhiker.
I also managed to make one Granny Square over the weekend.
If you click to enlarge, you should be able to see that the yarn in the outer rows has some deep red in it. Soon I'm going to have to spread out all the squares and see what they look like together. Not enough for any one thing, but it should be fun to see them all together.
It is grey and overcast (again) outside and I think rain (again) is in our forecast. I hope to run out to the garden this a.m. and cut some rhubarb to make a strawberry rhubarb pie later today.
Here's to a great week ahead!