Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Time?



Spring seems to be play an early April Fools trick on us. We had a beautiful first day of spring. The snow was gone. The robins were singing. Canadian geese were flying overhead. Every person I saw seemed happy and thrilled that spring finally arrived! People had a smile on their face and a bounce in their step!



Unfortunately for us we got hammered with a foot of snow the very next day! I know the winter wonderland pictures are getting old but I just want you all to share in my pain! It has been a long, cold and snowy winter here in Northern Illinois. On the positive side I can still use hand knitted items to keep warm. How about another neck warmer? Come on take a look.....


I am really enjoying knitting cables. The process is still captivating me. This pattern is called Cherry Garcia And I used Malabrigo chunky in Stonechat colorway. This is a great one skein project. I just made it with only 6" to spare. I finished it this evening. Here is a close up of the fabric:


Pretty gorgeous color right? I want to thank you all for participating on my Happy Spring contest. If you have not entered please scroll down and join in the fun!
Happy Easter to you and God Bless you on this very special day!

11 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Oh, the yarn is yummy! What weight is it? Looks like it's heavier than sock yarn.

susan said...

i hear you...this is my first winter in da UP since moving form kauai. we didnt get hit by the snow storm you guys south of us did...but we sure got plenty this year...is only 18 today, snowed last night and this a.m. and is supposed to snow more tonight. are those crocus? cherry garcia...i love it but like the ice cream better :-)

susan said...

oh! everythime i see you blog name i think of the neal young/crazy horse song...know that sort of dates me but i loved that song

Karen said...

I love the colors! And that yarn, mmmmmmmmm, looks scrumptious. Too bad about the snow, but it won't last long for you.
Happy Easter to YOU!
I ended up here through KSee Creations. :)

Wool Winder said...

The snow will melt away one day. Until then, enjoy your handknits. The neck warmer is gorgeous!

Renna said...

I'm sitting here in Texas where we have received one snow. It came at night and was gone by noon of the next day, so NO, I'm not tired of snow pictures. I can imagine you northerners are a bit tired of the snow, though. ;-Þ

The yarn and neckwarmer is simply gorgeous!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Wow that color is stunning!

Wenepoo said...

The pattern is wonderful!!! I love the snow pictures too! We didn't end up with any real snow this year in South Central VA. Thx for sharing!! WEndy

Jenny Girl said...

Hope you had a Happy Easter!
I really like that Cherry garcia. That would make a wonderful turtle neck sweater!
Spring will be here to stay soon!!!

Marsha said...

The Snow Crocus are adorable! I love purple and those little ones really had to stretch to show off above the snow. I am so needing a 75+ degree day!

Miss said...

Oh my! Anotehr color I'll have to buy!!! That's beautiful.