It is grey, raining, the temperature is few digits over zero - all in all this is very, very good. Last night I listened to the rain: it was steady, the thrumming on the roof was very persistent and I was extremely happy. I almost could not sleep, the sound was so welcome. It is rain - not SNOW, finally. Every single drop is taking us little closer to the summer - I am already dreaming of the sounds of the waves and the soft whisper of the forest when the summer wind passes through every little leaf.
I had to draw a new blog header and I on purpose made it pale because that is very much how the world is right now, it is lacking colors: early spring and no sun. Actually, there is plenty of grey and brownish grey (old snow blanket) and this icky yellowish grey (ice cover on the lake). Even thought the dog is raking, we are not quite there yet.
I don't have new news on the baby cardigan, I have had many road blocks and I still need to figure out the collar, I don't have a clue what to do with it. If you look closely at my swatch pile, it is growing, and there at the bottom, lies almost completed little cardigan. I am keeping it as it is, because it will give me good reference points when needed and then I believe that if I stare at it long and hard, I will see the collar. It has not yet happened, even though I have been diligent in staring.
Lately I have been knitting with Kollage Yarns square needles and I really like them. I don't have any pain in my hands while knitting, but at times I will switch hands, I will go from continental to picking and then back. I have been doing this a lot more lately, before I would pick when knitting cottons or heavy yarns but these days, I pick even with my default setting (wool, small needles). I am not sure why I enjoy the square needles so much, whether it is just the change or if it really relieves the stress. Anyway so far I have only square dpn's but I have already taken action, and hopefully while I write this my order is being processed.
I hope you all have a good weekend. And wool with you,