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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Spring has Sprung

Wow! What a beautiful weekend! The only thing I don't like about the weather turning nice is the yard work. I grew up doing yard work almost every weekend. My parents live on this huge lot with tons of trees, so there was always something to do. I vowed I would have very little 'yard' when I finally bought a house. Jeremy wanted a large yard--so I told him the work is his.

I did help though. We put down almost 100 bags of mulch around the house. That's just around the house. We still have 4 islands and 3 trees to do. My Freelander smells like a cedar closet!

There was some knitting this weekend too:

Hourglass Body

I have to begin the sleeves and then start knitting them on to the sweater. I liked the 390 yards of yarn all in one ball--I didn't have to worry about changing yarns and having loose ends!!

Granted, I will have to put this one away as soon as it is done....I have been thinking about the next project. (Well, of course you knew that--you do it too!). After seeing Kate and Wendy making the Debbie Bliss Tennis Sweater from the new Vogue, I want to make it too. I really liked it in the magazine, but seeing the in-progress sweaters is really tempting me!! I'm not sure how much of an investment I want to make in the cotton cashmere yarn since it is pretty much a 3-4 month sweater. (meaning since it is mostly cotton, I'll only get about 3-4 months of Spring/Summer wear out of it) But if I knit it in wool like I am thinking, I won't be able to wear it until the fall. Maybe Knit Picks will come out with their summer yarns already so I can go 'cheap'!!!


Blogger Heather said...

I know what you mean...I am finishing up rogue...and I won't be able to wear her!

Blends are good. Have you thought about Cotton Fleece? Patternworks has a good selection, and I made a chickami out of it and it's very good for summer office wear. :)

plus lots of colors.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Too bad you were feeling well enough to help out with mulching!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I'll be so jealous if you get to knit it cheap. Though I had a Gift Cert so it made it worth it for me. I'm having a blast knitting this! It goes very quick! Sorry about all the yard work... I'm a freak and am happy we have a place to do yard work.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

I am wishing Knit Picks would put up their summer yarns too!! Hope they have some good cotton yarns.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Eilene said...

I really like that Tennis sweater also. I'd like to see how it looks on first!

Glad you are feeling better!

4:10 PM  

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