On all fronts. Despite nighttime temperatures in the 20’s f, Spring is definitely here. Shoots are shooting, I see the grass but the wooly bear still hasn’t moved, even though I sprinkled some sprigs of grass near him.
I have managed to layer four or five quilts and am getting ready to start quilting them; perhaps one or two by hand.
My new Icelandic sweater is finished. I had to attend a forty hour course, which provided at least thirty hours of solid knitting time. I was basically done when the course was over but ran out of yarn. Rather than go back to the Icelandic source for Lopi, via Canada, I ordered Reynolds Lite Lopi and knit the button and neck bands. They match perfectly. This wasn’t the same lot, or even the same brand! Go figure.
Four bracelets are in the works for a reunion with high school friends. So are 12 placemats.
Now the loom has a blanket on it. My widest project yet but by no means the hardest. I’m using Plymouth Encore yarn, which is very smooshy and washable.
The kitchen has a batch of sourdough starter in the works. I found a loose recipe on PBS’s site with Julia Child. I took a pound of grapes, mashed them up a bit in cheesecloth and added flour and water. The concoction has been bubbling away for about a week and will soon be ready to create a rustic loaf of bread. And I will feed it more flour and water and perhaps it will last for years. Will I want it to last for years?
We miss fresh greens in the winter and even would like more in the Spring. I found a little hydroponic grower and have sprouted arugula, mustard greens and red lettuce. We’ll see how this goes.
Now to get my butt off the couch and get outside and enjoy Spring!