I don't know about you, but for me the month of March just seemed to whiz right on by! I discovered that daffodils were blooming...
then noticed that they were almost done! I still have them in my yard, greeting me cherrily each morning, but on my way to my Saturday LYS shift, noticed that the ones that blanket the banks on either side of the freeway south of Nevada City (a community service project from a decade or more ago) were already withering and drying up. How is this happening so fast?!
I was preoccupied most of last week, getting a grant proposal ready. The letter of intent went in for approval, and we have three-week wait to see if we are invited to submit a full request. School is also out this coming week, for spring break, so DH and I are leaving for a short trip to find some nice places to pedal around on our bicycles.
Before that, I wanted to put a wrap on March here at the blog, and let you know that fibery things really were happening, in between those cute little critters I showed you.
yup, it's crocheted. I seem to be having renewed Crochet Mojo, and made this hat as well as a flower scarf (photo below), both before March went out like a lamb... and then, I signed on to the Potholder Swap and plan to crochet five to send off. Here's a look at the vintage potholder I found at The Tin Thimble last weekend... I may well devise a pattern from this example, but want to make it in worsted cotton. Let me know if you already have it!
Small crocheted items weren't the only things to get finished up in March... I had made a pair of pink Chevron Mitts as a gift in February from Socks That Rock fingering weight yarn, an liked them so much that I made myself a pair from Wooly Wonka Blue Faced Leicester sock yarn, finishing last week.
First.. the gift mitts (I did weave in the ends before gifting them, I promise!)
Then... my personal pair. These are the most comfortable-fitting mitts I have made myself to date! I love making them. I love wearing them. I am sure I will have to whip up another pair or two for gifts later in the year.
Work continued throughout the month on my Mendocino vest, but got disrupted by all of these small projects... she is still getting periodic attention, though. I also started a sock, using some sportweight Grace's Plain and Fancy yarn that I have had almost three years, since attending the Estes Park Wool Mart. I am using the garter rib stitch and Sensational Socks as my guide, and only have a few inches but promise to snap a photo later in the week, so you can see the lovely, sunset-colored yarn I am working with.
The other change for spring is a new 'do, with a bit of cherry cola semi-permanent color jazzing up my grey/brown hair... here's me, modeling my Colinette mohair flower scarf and holding some cute little toys... Happy Spring to all.