Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spring is Summer

blossoms1, originally uploaded by d.knit.

blossoms2, originally uploaded by d.knit.

sun through blossoms, originally uploaded by d.knit.

Near my therapist's place, there are those beautiful (cherry?) trees lining the street. Every spring, they are like an explosion of fluffy powdery pink. Unfortunately, this beauty doesn't last too long, and then the petals cover the ground like a pink carpet.
Spring is strange this year, it feels like summer actually. It's pretty warm these days, t-shirt weather during the day and warm enough to sit outside in the evenings. For me, that an early hay fever season...

The other day I started my first toe-up socks! I'm excited; the pattern is's Baudelaire by Cookie A. The yarn was in my stash for quite a while; I think it's just been waiting for this pattern. It's called "Chinese New Year", and just like the yarn for K's socks it's from ewas sockenwolle. It was the last skein of this colorway, Ewa told me that it sold like hotcakes. It's a wool/polyamide/cashmere/strass mix. The cashmere part can't be too large as I can't really feel it, but I like it anyway. Can you see the dark red running in the basic red? It reminds me of the plushy, velvety red of an old (aka vintage) couch or chair.

baudelaire, originally uploaded by d.knit.


Mia said...

I love the blossom photos. And I like the red sock too. Spring is strange all over the world this year.

Caroline said...

Your socks look great! I haven't had the nerve to try ny "toe up" socks yet.

I appreciate what you said in your previous post about Blacksburg. I even half-joked to my husband that the gun lobby would use this terrible incident to say we need more guns. It's reaaly too much for me to even think about. I understand why gun manufacturers push that kind of thinking but how can ordinary people buy it? Anyway, it's nice to know that there are people like you everywhere you see that guns aren't sacred objects that we can't even restrict!

Glad I found your blog.

carola said...

Thanks for the blossom pictures - I do miss the cherry (? I'm also not sure ;-)) blossoms in spring over here. Even if it only last for a handful of days it is such a delightful excess of colour.
I love the sock yarn as well. Reminds me of vintage furnitures, crimson velvet and leaf gold decorations - or the lamps in chinese restaurants ;-)