Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Coming Out of Hybernation

It has been almost a month since I last did a blog entry because for the most part it has been a dull, dreary, cold, miserable, depressing March. I could think of a few more adjectives to include, but that should give you the general idea. The temperatures are still below normal and there is more snow on the ground than I would like to see for this time of year. However, there are at least some signs that winter may be finally ready to give up. I think this has been the worst winter that I can remember. It got cold at the beginning of December. It stayed cold. It is still cold.

I hate cold.

I did get a bit of knitting off my needles.
I finished up this pair made from Opal Rodeo 1156.
And here is my first stab at Navajo plying knit up...
I am pretty pleased with how they turned out. I haven't worn them yet since I really wasn't thinking when I cast them on and used 2mm needles. As a result they are very warm. I know I said that it has been cold, but not cold enough to warrant this much warmth on my feet. For the most part the yarn turned out very even, just a little thicker than I would have liked. The BFL that I am currently spinning up I am trying to do just a touch finer. I am not sure that I can spin much thinner and not have it continually shred on me. I am just about finished spinning it so I will know soon enough.


grannynanny said...

Dear Muddy Paws,

An Environment Canada interview in our local newspaper advised that we can expect two more decades of intense winter like the one we are just coming out from under.
I am not sure I will emotionally survive -- and I am not living in Regina.
Sure nice to see your projects and fabulously colourful socks.
Please keep writing. I miss your humour!

Darcie said...

Humour is in seriously short supply lately.

Aunt Kathy said...

So nice to see you and April is going to be AWESOME, it has to be right?

Hege said...

The purple socks are beautiful!
And I am always cold on my feet ;) So I use wool socks all year round :)