Spring Has Totally Sprung
May 21, 2021
These lilacs are on the table as I write this, and I occasionally lean in for a rejuvenating whiff. I also have tulips, and they are beautiful.
I abandoned the Dan Brown book. I may go back to it later, but really, I probably won’t. Instead, I started The Hobbit again, on audiobook, which is my bedtime listening. Usually it makes me go to sleep readily, but last night it didn’t. Oh well.
Yesterday I borrowed a Kindle book to actually read, The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St. Clair.
It has been on my want-to-read list for a while, and I got it for free yesterday. Out of the blue, Amazon sent me a credit for this particular book; I don’t know why, but I’ll take it! I haven’t started reading it yet, but it sounds good.
My Aran sweater is progressing. I have the back done, and the front is 85% done, so in about one or probably two days, the front will be complete.
Then there are just two sleeves and the neck and sewing it up to do, and it will be finished. I’ll try to get it done by June 1.
Spinning has been really slowwwww, but I have only a little ball of fluff left to spin, and I have found as I get to the end of something that has been fun to spin, it’s hard to finish it. So, I have spun, but only a little.
My primrose throw which I have been crocheting has also been going slow. I got the top row of half-primroses done and four whole primroses in the next row:
It’s really pretty, but I think I need to finish the Aran sweater before I crochet much on it. Also I think I need to take it out to the table so I can make myself do at least one primrose a day, in the morning. That would be good.
I found a little scrap lace weight yarn to knit on my scarf! Yay!
I knit that bit of red-pink-orange-yellow, and now it is back in hibernation.
This spring we did a major overhaul of Stuff that was cluttering our house, put things back on shelves, and in the process re-discovered items that I had thought lost. One of them was this:
Such cute little sheep! But wait, what is lurking behind them?
It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, licking his chops! Yikes!
By the way, this little sculpture is also a box:
And inside, you will find the ultimate source of why the wolf was licking his chops:
Beware of a wolf in sheep’s clothing! Keep smiling, keep knitting, crocheting, spinning or reading, and look up some good lamb chop recipes for supper.