Cabin Fever

The forcast was for clear skies and 38 today.

It’s snowing.

Soft gentle flakes that won’t add up to much.  But…. it’s snowing.  Seriously people, Easter is 5 days away, we’re in the midst of SPRING Break and it’s snowing.  I now understand why people went a little snow crazy back in the day when their nearest neighbor was a half day away by wagon.

The interesting thing for me is that I’m not the only one who’s feeling this way.  The Yarn Harlot talked about how she’s not feeling the fall and winter colors anymore and how she wants some spring colors.  My good friend Dana talked about it in her blog.  I was in Stillwater over the weekend and stopped in to Darn.Knit.Anyway to check things out fall down the rabbit hole.  As I brought my skeins of purples, pale greens and pink to the counter, the salesperson commented on how everyone is buying springy colors right now.  Even more so than usual this time of year.

I’m ready for a little of this.


Don’t get me wrong, I love where I live. The first few lakers have gone out already. It’s always a positive sign that spring is coming when the ice gets broken up by the Coast Guard and the ships start moving again.

Although I’m not feeling the usual startitis that comes with spring (maybe I shouldn’t say that since I have 2 sweaters, 2 blankets and multiple other UFOs on the needles), I did buy enough yarn for 2 baby blankets.

I’ve come to the realization that the Beekeepers Quilt is not going to be finished anytime soon.  And I’m ok with that.  I’m rather attached to the little puffs and I like the idea of continuing the add to the blanket as I go.  This has absolutely nothing (cough cough) to do with the fact that the idea of tying all these little hexipuffs together terrifies me.

Since the blanket won’t be done soon, and I have to come up with a gift for a newish baby and a 1 year old, I decided to crochet a couple of blankets.  I know I said swore that I would never learn to crochet, but a very kind woman that volunteers at my office taught me.  To be fair, I sort of watched her teach a child, grabbed a crochet hook (of which I owned exactly 1) and copied her motions.  Then I stopped her in mid-hook (is that the right adjective?!) and asked her to repeat it.  Easy peasy.  Now I’m looking up other stitch patterns to try new things.

The blanket is just a combination of yarns with some stash yarn thrown in for texture and fun contrast.  I’m doing a combination of single crochet and double crochet rows just to keep it interesting.  It’s nothing fancy, but I love how fast it’s going.  I think the different textures will make it a fun blanket for a baby.


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