Today was a perfect temperature with very little wind, but it has started to cloud over and we are expecting a good soak tonight.
Happy to report we have grass and just a little bit of snow left.
Many things on tap this weekend, lets start from the beginning.
My Paradise Fibres Yarn order arrived yesterday!
80% cotton and 20% merino. Not super soft but I can tell by the swatch that the lace pattern will hold it's shape very well.
Last night, with a cup of tea and very clean hands (the new yarn is white), I started the swatch and am I ever happy I did. WAY OFF! 20 stitches.
So, I have started swatch #2 on 5.5mm needles. I really hope I don't need to go down to the 5mm needles because my Huggable Hoodie is on that needle size from my Addi Turbo Circular needle set. I'll do the switch if need be to the 5mm, but changing they needles on that sweater takes me that much farther to ever getting around to finishing it.
Today was the day to take down all the Christmas lights, un-ziptie the arts and crafts decorations from Christmas 2013 and burn the Christmas Tree.
The remains of the tree
Ryan also got a chance to dig our stump #2. Loving the new back hoe. Can't wait to see how many holes we end up with at the end of this summer :)
I also found a couple little Chinese lanterns while I was cleaning out my flower gardens today.
Now it's time for Hockey Knit in Canada (Happy Brithday Ron McLean) and to finish swatch #2. Here's hoping this swatch gets me 16 stitches per 4 inches and I can get this t-shirt started.