Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Cleaning

We kept flirting with cooler weather here for awhile, but the plants don't lie. It's definitely spring time. Check out my red bud tree:

With this, my thoughts turn to spring cleaning of my WIP basket. For most of last year, I was pretty monogamous with my projects. But over the last few months, I've had a bit of startitis. Now it's time to finish up some things to make room for new knits.

I've been carrying this scarf around for months and got very close to finishing it while at Madrona. All it lacked was an extra inch, plus the fringe. So I decided to delay no longer and got it done just in time to fling it around my neck for the mid 40's-low 50's temperatures last week (I prefer to wear a scarf and forgo any sort of jacket). We're in the 80's now, so I'm glad I got a chance to wear it a bit.

It is, of course, the popular Shifting Sands scarf. More details on Ravelry and in the gallery.


  1. Wait, don't you live in Texas?

  2. Oooh, I'm jealous of your flowering tree! Everything is still gray in the northeast.

    Beautiful scarf!

  3. Love the redbuds this time of year.

    What a beautiful scarf -- Malabrigo? Going to check the gallery now.

  4. Beautiful stitch definition, and I love the vanilla color! Mmmmm!

  5. what a stunning scarf! I never wanted to knit that shifting sands pattern before - but yours is beautiful.