Sunday, 14 April 2013

Bring me sunshine!

Oh, it has been so nice to see the sun shining today! Despite the rather strong winds (which put pay to our planned bbq), Mr JK and I sat outside, enjoying the sun. There are definite signs that spring is on its way at long last. Having spent sometime each day out in the garden for the past couple of weeks, on 'Flo-watch', it has been so good to see plants starting to sprout and shoot.

 
spring 2013 007
 
pussywillow (1)
 
spring 2013 008

spring 2013 003
 
spring 2013 004

More spring 2013 001

More spring 2013 003

1st ladybird of spring (1)
 
 
I have lots of knitting on the needles currently, but nothing is especially photo-worthy yet. I have also started spinning my next braid of fibre. This one is called 'Sliced Sunshine', and I thought it perfect for the current weather. As ever, it's from Picperfic's Fluff-n-Stuff, and it's a mix of BFL and mohair, meaning it ought to be great for socks!! Now, if only I could do something to improve my yardage! Have a good week! xxx

 

Fluff-n-stuff Fuzzy Sliced sunshine (2)

Fluff-n-stuff Fuzzy Sliced sunshine (1)

8 comments:

Sara said...

Beautiful fibre! The colours are gorgeous. I'm hoping the weather improves before too long!

Claire said...

I really love those colours, Sliced Sunshine. Can you buy it already spun? I'd love to make me some socks in that.

Your garden photos are lovely. Isn't it wonderful to finally see the sun

Kathy said...

It's so good to see the signs of growth at last isn't it. I was noticing new shoots out on my dog walk this morning. Kathy xxx

snoopydog said...

Gorgeous fibre! Look forwarded to seeing the finished yarn. Have a good first week back! Rosx

Kaiya said...

Beautiful photos, and ohhh, what a beautiful braid! I don't even spin and it looks absolutely luscious!

Northern Monkey said...

Ahh beautiful fibre and beautiful sunshine, let's hope spring truly is springing!

Lynne said...

The blue flowers are so pretty, and I love the colour of your fibre, it's so bright and cheery.

knitting sandwich said...

oh i can not tell you how much all that beautiful green has warmed my heart! especially after our snowstorm yesterday!
such a gorgeous happy post! thanks!!
-melissa