Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

We are back to our typical west coast weather (buckets of rain) after an rather unusual couple of months. Snow and prolonged below-freezing weather made for some nice sunny days. When it rains it warms up again so we're seeing some growth in the garden and lots of birds at the feeders. Snowdrops are the first to appear so I had to bring some inside.

On the knitting front, I finished these long woollies for Johnny

and a pair of socks from my Rockin' Sock Club. The pattern is Queen of Beads by Sivia Harding.

I have a few projects on the needles - felted clogs for hubby, a hemp capelet from Lanaknits. I am stalled on the Eastlake pullover as I keep screwing up the pattern. It may wait until next fall as I want to do some spring projects and more socks, of course. Leyburn socks are next on my radar. I seem to be stuck on the red, blue, purple side of the colour spectrum right now so I want to venture into the yellow side.

I had a wonderful Valentine's Day visiting with my daughter and her family. The grandsons are so cute. We stayed at a nearby hotel and Braedy joined us for a sleepover one night. He was so happy all snuggled up with us in bed watching TV and eating chocolates.

Little granddaughter, Ryleigh, is upstairs having a nap and I can hear her little squeaks and movements over the monitor. So sweet! I love being a gramma!