April has been much more busy than I would like, and busy with picky, piddly stuff that drives even saints, which I am not, crazy. But progress and lovelies have been made and acquired despite April’s cruelty.
I cast off my purple and black Frost Diamonds shawl, but I’ve not been able to block it yet. To counter the void finishing this project left, I reached for some lovely crimson Malabrigo and knit up a quick Tamarind Cowl (Rav link) by Kristen Hanley Cardozo. I knit only two of the three repeats, but it is plenty long and cozy.
While knitting it I could look at the orchids M has gotten to rebloom:
I don’t know how he is so good at getting them to rebloom, but he certainly has a green thumb. I only hope selling his soul to the devil was not involved.
I also bought a bouquet of flowers at the Farmer’s Market in Sacramento, and two of the lilies turned out to be stark white and about 8 inches across in size. Their scent filled the entire living room.
I took this Peaks Island Hood I knit in Berroco Blackstone Tweed
And turned it into this:
It was too loose in the PIH and therefore was not warm at all. I had finished it before Christmas to take to Wisconsin over the holidays, but when it didn’t keep my head warm during an evening walk here in CA at 10+ degrees above freezing, I decided it had to go. I’ve (just) started Dryad by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed, which he knit in Blackstone Tweed. I am excited by cably, tweedy goodness.
Finally, we spent part of this past Sunday (the only non-raining Sunday we’ve had in April) at Folsom Lake, where the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains were visible in the distance. Yay! for lots of snow on the mountains. That helps alleviate our drought.
I hope your April so far has been peaceful and full of beauty.