I loved reading about hints of Spring you have all seen. Truly I love all seasons, but I have to say that I am really, really looking forward to Spring this year. Whether it's due to the quarantine and being home all the time, or the fact that our Winter was colder and snowier than it has been in some time, I don't know. Whatever the reason, I am happy that Spring is right around the corner. Nancy in Wyoming said that she had a few patio days, but now two (!!) winter storms are forecast which is not unusual for March, but still... My little brother in Boulder, CO said that someone told him Boulder is expecting feet (that's multiple!) of snow this weekend, but this week has been nice enough that he has been riding his bike to work. Spring - any and all kind of weather can happen!
Yesterday I did manage to get out for a walk after lunch. I walked at Oaks which is a paved trail and I did use my trekking poles. While walking I was thinking "what's the big deal?" but later last night, I could feel it in my shoulders and across my upper back. Nordic Pole Walking CAN be a workout! I walked to where the Perkiomen spills into the Schuylkill and it was so nice to be back on the trail. I walked just under an hour and just under 3 miles. Enough for a start. I saw a gorgeous red tail hawk soaring above me and there were numerous clumps of snowdrops alongside the trail.
There were people out running, walking, riding bikes - some in shorts and tank tops! It wasn't mobbed though - not as crowded as last year at the beginning of the pandemic. Fortunately I saw no snakes. Unfortunately I saw no blue herons either.
With the nice weather, Fletch grilled out last night. He grilled lambchops and acorn squash. Yum! We also had sugar snap peas. Tonight we plan to have a fire in the fire pit. I can't wait.
Meanwhile, it is Unraveled Wednesday, and I am linking up with Kat to talk about making and reading. Monday's post included finished pictures of my Heart Warmer cowl. I have not knit anymore on the Guernsey Wrap, but progress is being made on the first Northern Lights sock.
Just love the way this yarn is knitting up (Stroll by KnitPicks in the Northern Lights colorway). No pooling. The pattern I'm knitting (Twinkleberry) is an easy one to memorize. I'm making these a little longer than I usually do, so my normal 15 rows of ribbing for the cuff and then the leg is up to 96 rows. I think I'll continue on with the heel flap and turn and then down the foot. I don't intend to knit the pattern on the foot, so they should fly off the needles in no time (should being the operative word here).
Here is Tyg last night keeping me
annoyed company while I knit. He wasn't fooling with my yarn, but wanted to play with a cable needle and then stuck his head in my project bag to see if there were any shiny objects he could grab in there!
Silly cat! He has been enjoying the warmer weather - rolling around on the patio, running across the yard, searching out mice and other edibles.
On the reading front, I mentioned the other day that I finished Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley. This is not a book for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it just charming. Over the weekend I read two mysteries I had gotten from the library - both in series that I am reading. One by Linda Castello (they all take place in an Ohio Amish community) and the other by Deborah Crombie. Both were easy and enjoyable reads. Now I have started The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop but am only about 35 pages into it, so no decision yet.
I'm hoping today will be another easy work day and that I can get out for another walk. I'm debating whether to head to the River Trail or the Canal Trail. But first, the morning has a few chores (in addition to work) for me. Wishing you all a wonderful day - enjoy!