For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a big batch of scarves, and they are finally ready! I’m planning to list them in my shop today at 11 a.m. ET. My shop will be closed Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, so be sure and get your orders in this week! Just for fun, I also dyed up a few shawl kits for Gudrun Johnston’s Hansel shawl pattern. When I first came across it last year, I knew I wanted to dye yarn in colors similar to the ones in the shawl on the pattern page. I created the kits using single-ply fingering weight yarn that I think is perfect for this pattern. I’ll also be listing a fresh batch of lavender patchouli soap. That soap seems to be a favorite, so I am making it a little more frequently than others.
Spring is firmly here in our area, and I am trying to take walks every day to keep an eye on everything that is happening. Some years, I miss the liverleaf’s tiny pale lavender blooms, but this year I didn’t! Tiarella that I planted our first year here between the roots of a beech tree sent out runners last year just as I hoped and will be blooming soon as well. Over the weekend, as I searched the bank of the creek for little Virginia bluebell leaves, I heard approaching footsteps. Then I watched as a red fox crossed the creek less than 20 yards away. That was really neat to see, though given that it was headed towards our backyard and our chickens, I wrapped up my nature walk and hurried home myself. I’ve been hearing male turkeys gobbling in the woods, and hope that I’ll see baby turkeys later this spring. Of course, my biggest hope is always to see a little spotted fawn. Last year I didn’t see one on our property, but Seth had one cross the path right in front of him.
I pulled weeds for an hour yesterday after arriving home from our homeschool co op, and we watched as a swarm of bees moved into one of our empty hives! Spring is so exciting! Of course, with spring comes a million things to do, many of them tasks that I wasn’t planning on. I was possessed by the urge to clean the tops of our kitchen cabinets yesterday, so I dropped everything and did it. I guess it’s time for spring cleaning. The important thing for me is to enjoy each task as I am doing it, and not allow myself to look at the big picture and get overwhelmed by the neverending nature of all the work to be done.
Is it spring at your house yet?