Is Spring here yet?

Yet another dreary winter day here in NYC. It was sunnier than it’s been, that’s true, but no less cold. As a matter of fact, the cold was pretty dreadful and we spent all day holed up inside. It really could be the holed up all weekend, or perhaps the fact that I’ve been writing up my research thesis proposal all weekend non-stop, or even the fact that I’ve had a bad cold and headache all day… whatever it is, all I know is that I’ve been feeling yucky all day and just want winter to be over already. And it’s only January! That means I still have to make it all the way through February, which we all know is basically the worst month ever weather-wise.

In fact, the only one in this apartment who truly enjoyed their day was Kubrick, who laid in bed for most of it. I wish I could have joined him but I had to write! Do you see how cozy he looks?

Lazy Sunday

In order to stave off my winter day blues (or would that be grays?) I decided to peruse through my stash and find me some beautiful Spring color. You know, the kind that pops out at you? My stash is pretty big – it’s pretty much too too big, taking up four very large bins/baskets. DH has made me promise no more yarn shopping for a while, so I am on probation here until I can knit my stash down a bit… Anyway, since I can never remember everything that is in my stash, digging through it is sort of like going on a treasure hunt where you love every single piece of treasure you “find” because, well, you bought every single piece of it! So I’m looking for that popping color, and there it was! I bought it LAST April and never got around to it, but I’m going to make it my first Spring project of this year for sure. I mean, just look at this yarn:

A touch of Spring?

Doesn’t it just SCREAM Spring?

A touch of Spring?

What about this picture? Do you remember color? I feel like I’ve forgotten it in all this dreary winter… but here it is again!

A touch of Spring?

The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the color Lilly Pad and it is so very soft to the touch too. And I’m sure you’re wondering what this wonderful bit of color will become. When I get around to knitting it, which I will do as soon as all the winter knitting is done, it’s going to be a gorgeous colorful springtime wrap:

A touch of Spring?

I know it’s hard to see in the picture, but that’s the Lake of the Woods wrap/shawl. I think it will be lovely, don’t you? 🙂

I hope these colorful pictures will be able to stave off winter a tiny bit for you too! What are you looking forward to knitting in the Spring?


11 responses to “Is Spring here yet?

  1. babblingbrook 01.26.2009 at 6:31 am

    Had a very similar weekend up here – working and basically just sitting around the house. Kubrick is so freaking cute! 🙂

    That yarn does scream spring, I need to find some fun springtime yarn in my stash!

  2. junepot 01.26.2009 at 7:38 am

    Beautiful doggie you have there!! I like the color you’ve chosen for the wrap – yum!

  3. sheepishlittleblog 01.26.2009 at 7:59 am

    Wow! Now that’s some color! Gorgeous!

    I agree about this weekend. It was cold here too (it always is, at least until June) and I was right with you there with a headache. I think we should declare a do-over. At least until the headaches go away.

  4. Carrie 01.26.2009 at 10:11 am

    Your yarn is very pretty. I also love your dogs!!! That is the breed of dog I want. I don’t see them around here very often. I hope it warms up soon.

  5. apocaknits 01.26.2009 at 12:18 pm

    thanks for sharing such beautiful color on this lame winter day.

  6. cerochellet 01.26.2009 at 8:00 pm

    It’s so pretty! I just want to pet it… And the super soft doggy. Sigh…

  7. silencepainter 01.26.2009 at 11:39 pm

    You know there are days in which I wish I could be a well-cared for pet. Kubrick is one lucky pup.

    That yarn is going to make a great spring wrap!

  8. yarndancer 01.27.2009 at 12:38 pm

    Oh, that’s a lovely spring-y colour of yarn! Perfect for chasing away winter!

    Kubrick looks very cosy and cute!

  9. Dawna 01.27.2009 at 10:38 pm

    Lina, your blog is so much fun!

  10. that chick 01.27.2009 at 11:47 pm

    that yarn screams ‘spring’, you’re right. i wish i could feel it. when will computers have peripherals that let you feel and smell things as well as see and hear them?

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