I did something bold this week – I put away our winter coats and snow boots. I hope I didn’t jinx us because this is not the year for a May snowstorm! I sincerely apologize if snow crops up in your neck of the woods – please, absolutely blame me.
Tuesday and Wednesday were warm and sunny days. We all quickly took off our coats and enjoyed the sunshine. Our gardens and plants are loving the weather – alternating between rain and sunshine. This is an amazing time of year — watching all of the baby buds make their way out. I did a bit of weeding and fertilized all of my rosebushes. I’m anxiously awaiting a bloom on our lilac. Lilac is my favorite, hands down. Being able to go outside has been our saving grace throughout this stay at home life. What would we do without our yard?
There are some sprouts in our victory garden, which is exciting. We’ll be planting potatoes on our next sunny day, but we’re holding off on everything else until mid-May to avoid frost. I just want to say that I’m desperately looking forward to tomatoes even though I know those will be very far off! And I can’t wait to visit my local farm stand for sweet corn – ohmygoodness, sweet corn – Bear eats it raw, straight off the cob. He’s such a rabbit.
We’re now in a rainy phase – all day yesterday and the forecast says all day today and most of the day tomorrow. I used to love rainy days, but they’re a bit harder now. That’s okay – we’ll find a way to get through them, peek our heads out after it stops, and then spill out of our front door to explore the changes in our yard.
Thank you for everyone’s votes on my next knitting project. I’m going with Mariechen. My next mission is to pick the yarn because I have no DK weight in my stash. I think I’m going to purchase from On The Round – she’s semi-local (in Maine) and I really want to support local artists right now. I’m eyeing her Barred Owl colorway. I love that subtle woodsy green speckled throughout – it feels right for a summer project.
I was very taken with Veera Välimäki’s recently released pattern, Vintage Berry. Perhaps that will be the next project on my needles after Mariechen. I love the lace pattern in the body and how the sleeves are knitted in a different direction – super cool. And it’s slouchy without being too slouchy, which is important for my bodacious bod.
This was a different sort of Friday cozies post, but I took a lot of pictures this week and wanted to share them. It feels like an old school blog post, how we used to do it in the early 2000s – remember? Blogs were so different then and I kind of miss it. Maybe Fridays will be old school days for me.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Oh! And Happy May! I hope everyone has a fresh start for this new month – we need it!