Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. ~Peter De Vries
I took my daughter to the Dr yesterday and afterwards I dropped her off at her school. After signing her in I walked out to go home and I heard a noise. At first I thought it was sleet hitting the cars and pavement but soon realized it was the rustling of leaves. There were several oak tree's with their leaves still on and a nice long slow wind was making music with them; or at least it was music to my ears. I became nostalgic for leaves! Now I don't suffer from SAD (sesonal affective disorder) and I don't think that we have had much to complain about so far as temps and snowfall and I haven't been home enough to get cabin fever so this really surprised me.

So I started looking for signs of Spring, groundhog be damned, and I found them.

This plant (I have no clue what it is) is usually the first thing I see slowly have it's vines turn green and it has already started!

Then when walking up from my mother's I swore I heard different bird songs. Is my mind playing tricks on me? I did a detour to search for the snowdrops and daffodils but they were still buried under the ice from the last storm. The whole field is clear but the flower beds still have ice...go figure.

In order to get leaves I need Spring...but I don't want Spring yet! I have more knitting I want to get done and I am just not ready to start working in the garden now. I have decided to not look any further for Spring. There are 44 more days until it officially begins. My seed orders should start arriving any day now so when it comes I will be prepared but for now I am going to knit and should this feeling of leaf nostalgia still linger I will find a pattern with leaves in it and knit that.

OTN (Sis, on the needles) or off right now...The pi afghan went into the garbage as #2 son dumped a cup of tea on it. Oliver is still being sewn together. I did get the stuffing and eyes but they didn't have black embroidery for the nose. I will have to use black yarn, drive further abroad or go into storage and find the embroidery thread. The sweater still needs more yarn which I still need to spin. I started the peek-a-boo mittens but got seduced by beads. It started with making stitch markers because mine are disappearing and then it morphed into wanting to learn to knit with beads after seeing Cyndy's Ice Queen and it ended up with me looking for simple pattern with beads. Afraid to start the Ice Queen I started Odessa instead. Odessa is a beaded hat found here...http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm. It is easy, you do 3 plain and then a beaded row...I am on the 5th row of beads now. Cyndy explained an easier way to do beads as needed vs. stringing them all on and having them weigh you down. I will have to try that next time.

1 comment:

cyndy said...

Your Odessa is so pretty! I love the colors you are using--the choice of yarn and beads is perfect!

Ice Queen will be a snap for you!