Monday, April 6, 2009
Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm knitting Whisper (the cardigan). I'm using some Naturally Dawn that I won in a contest last year. Lovely stuff. You're probably shaking your head - casting on yet another project!?!?!?!?! But I did finish something over the weekend. It's one of the seekrit knits. You can check out the project on Ravelry if you can't wait for the end-of-the-month reveal (Anna - do not click on the link). I also cast on the second seekrit knit but I didn't get very far because it was a little too fiddly.
It has been a glorious weekend! The sun was out and it was warm. I worked on Sat and then I taught the second half of my crochet class. What a bunch of keeners! One student had finished 2 scarves and started a third. Another student finished her scarf but frog'd it after she realized that she'd made a mistake. They had a heart attack when I handed out the Japanese Tawashi pattern. Ha ha! We talked about charts for a bit. Some of the students continued working on their scarves and the rest of the class was a Q&A. After talking to this class, I think I have an idea as to what I want to do for an intermediate/advanced class. This will involve some designing because I couldn't find anything on the internet about this technique.
I spent a lovely 2 hours this morning doing some garden clean up. Hubby cut the lawn yesterday so I needed to whip the flower beds into shape. Many plants are dead from the weird winter (very cold, very snowy). On the dead list: hebe, variegated English lavender, several rock roses, and osmanthus (I'm really sad about this one). On the "there might be hope" list: Grace Ward, miniature climbing rose, and Himalayan honeysuckle. I'll wait a few weeks to make sure everything's dead before I dig them up and replace them.
Time for a little lunch and then I have to pay some bills and do my taxes. Blech!