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!


Bea said...

There you go scaring the crocheters...

geela said...

Love the cardigan. Hope it's for you.

Cut the grass! He must have Spring Fever. You should check his brow.

Let us know how the Tawashi's go.