Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Think I Believe in Spring

Knitting the leaves on my pretty new socks and the lovely warm air lured me outside to survey my neglected flowerbeds. As I began clearing away leaves, Ian popped his head outside and we had a Tom Sawyer moment. Soon we were doing this:

It was wonderful to see that the bulbs were trying very hard to come up. I saw evidence of crocuses, grape hyacinth, and campanula trying to make some headway. The real winners in the garden are these pushkinia:

I had almost given up hope. It's been nasty.

Always the first up, first to bloom, and the loveliest snowdrop type flowers will be bursting out after a few more warm days.

The sun was shining brightly on them so they look like they're glowing.

I also realized yesterday that I am going to have to work much faster on this navy scarf - I need those needles for the Myrtle Leaf Shawl (ravelry link) from Victorian Lace Today. I expect it to be long and involved, and wonderful.


Linda Gilbert said...

HI --- I have for ages been knitting for charity and have been usin g a battered old copy of a pattern that was given to me. Today I decided to print out a new copy and there you were the source of my pleasure,
Si I wanted to actually "pop" in to say a big Thank You for your generosity in sharing a pattern which I am sure has given pleasure to so many little ones. Project at the moment a maternity ward in Spain
Kindest Regards Linda

Tangle said...

Thanks! I appreciate your note and glad that the booties are warming little toes everywhere!