Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring forward!

Come on Spring, we can't wait to see you!

In the absence of anything colourful outside, I'm drinking in the lushness of some indoor beauties.

Hope things are blooming in your neck of the woods.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dreaming of warmer days

I'm now starting to wonder aloud what has happened to Spring. This morning was -22 C (-6 F), the coldest St. Patty's day on record! Longtime readers of this blog will know that I love winter, mostly because I'm a cross-country ski fanatic. But I've had to hang up my poles in favour of my running shoes — I'm training for a half-marathon in May. I have to say, the cold weather is making it really hard to hit the pavement each morning!

Oh well, at least my vast collection of handknits is seeing lots of action.

In other news, I'm super busy with more sample knitting, which is good because I'm saving all my pennies for a very very special trip this summer.

I am so excited to join Gudrun and Mary Jane on this grand Shetland adventure! And on top of that, one of my very favourite bloggy friends, the sweet and talented Lori, will be there too. I can't wait!

I've already started planning my travel wardrobe. Daytime summer highs in Shetland are pretty cool, so I'll definitely be packing my woolies. I'd love to knit this dress, this shawl, these mitts, and this cardigan. Hmm... I better start swatching soon!