Finally, spring emerges, and I feel more alive. We're spending the Father's Day weekend getting the yard ready - backwashing the pool filter, thoroughly cleaning the pool itself, pressure-spraying the buildup of dirt from winter from the pool surrounds, getting the cobwebs and spiders out from under the outdoor furniture (hello redback!), locating and dusting off the market umbrella, making sure there's gas in the barbie.
All this freshness and sunshine is influencing me in other ways too. I'm planning, planning, planning - my knitting projects, the direction of the yarn business, my social calendar, even my clothes are getting a bit of a mental overhaul.
But there's three things on the agenda right now that are vying for attention in one way or another:
1. I'm going to have a knitting pool party. You/re all invited.
2. I'm going to release a shawl pattern for sale on ravelry.
3. I'm going to knit a firm-fabric jacket for the Easter Show next year.
It'll definitely be summer by the time I knock all that off.
Oh, and I totally copied Cindy and made Curtis Stone's sticky drumsticks for dinner the other night. They were good too, especially the ridiculously calorific coconut rice.
And while we're on the subject of Spring Things, let's change the subject. Eveyone who reads here probably reads there too, but I have to make a plug for RoseRed's ambitious Seven Wollmeise in Seven Days cast-on experience. The first three have been fun, I can't wait to see the next four. Get on over there and have a voyeuristic perv at (some of) her wollmeise stash being cast-on one by one.