When I got back from dog walking this weekend
( just in time as you can see from the colour of the sky ! )
it suddenly hit me how beautifully green everything has got.
I think that having had so much time under big sploshy puddles of water and with this then being followed by even larger amounts of squelchy mud it struck me that maybe,
just maybe we have turned a corner.
And I think all this time I must have been subconsciously longing for this moment because look at the colour of the wool that jumped out and made me buy it last week...
So, to make sure my colour levels were topped up to the full I decided a quick dip
into Pinterest was needed.
And wow ... I am definitely now full to the brim of glorious green.
From cosy spring cowls, to all the ribbons and trimmings you could dream of.....
...to the sweetest little Easter egg cosies.
And who can resist natures ultimate colour combination of spring green and white ?
These two pictures actually make my heart beat a little faster ..
Maybe a couple of months yet before we reach this stage but doesn't it make
your spirit lift that this is around the corner ?
And whilst everything is shooting up outside there's just something about it that makes you
want to sweep out the cobwebs from inside and breathe a breath of fresh air into everything.
..... gorgeous ....
And what of the green wool...
... that will be for Prairie Shawl number 2 which is currently on the needles.
I cannot say enough how much easier this pattern has been second time round
- quite unbelievably so -
and mostly because,
being the complete numpty that I am,
I didn't read the pattern properly first time round and completely overlooked
the fact that I should have been using stitch markers ... doh !
There is no more endless counting of stitches needed,
and the row of 246 stitches is now broken down into much more manageable bunches of 16.
Yay to stitch markers .... and they're such cute ones as well being tiny little balls of yarn.
Last picture .. and I'm not sure if this is a tad too far....
.... scrummy !