1. Obviously, two weeks off for Spring Break has to be #1!
2. As a run up to Spring Break, our weather has been
3. If you live around here, in the spring you will immediately identify the aroma of these white flowers. They are orange blossoms; these are specifically mandarin oranges. Can you spot the itty bitty tiny oranges growing on the left and the right? Come December, they will be ripe and I will relish eating them.
4. These guys have been keeping me company while I putter in the garden. This year there are several of these lizards in all different sizes. They skitter around and pop out from under stones and leaves and surprise me.
Mr. Body Builder doing his push ups
5. The past few weeks I have had the tendency to almost finish a knitting project and then drop it to begin something new. There were
five six (I recounted) UFOs languishing on horizontal surfaces. (This does not count the high stack of hats which are finished but need the ends woven in.) Hence, no knitting posts lately. So this week I declared a 'finish my projects' moratorium on casting on for new projects. I finished these two almost identical cowls and have a third still on the needles. These cowls are part of the Use Up My Stash Program.
Particulars for the cowls
Yarn: Red Heart's Micro Spun 100% acrylic, Lily White, 1 skein (168 yds)
Needles: size 10 circular
Pattern: k1, p1 seed stitch.
Gauge: 7 stitches = 2 inches
Cast on an uneven number of stitches to make the cowl the length you want. Follow pattern of k1, p1 around and around until you reach the desired width, then cast off loosely. My cowls are about 4.5 inches by 60 inches so they can be worn doubled or tripled around the neck. As you can tell, the measurements do not need to be exact.
So that was Willow's Week of Thankfulness. Do leave a comment and let me know what blessings you have noticed in your days this week.