It was really a great weekend with some must do things and some fun things – good balance is the key in all things, right?
A big high point for the weekend was the first trip of the year to Janoski’s and the local asparagus was in so of course we loaded up! They also loaded us up with some “free for the taking” hyacinths which were still blooming beautifully! I cut the top-heavy ones off to sweeten my office. They will be planted in the garden along with the paperwhites from January. But, that fragrance! It is so heady. I really love it!
The lilac bush has burst into a tiny bit of color, but the most amazing thing is all the new shoots that came up this year! Great job to Steve from snatching it from the trash pile – it took three years of nurturing, but I think it is going to make it!
I started the MDK KAL on Friday and sadly, by Saturday I knew these colors had issues. They aren’t playing well together at all. To my eye, it looks muddy and even though I love both yarns individually, together…. not so much. So, by Sunday Plan B was hatched and wound and cast on. I will be joining Mary on the One-Color Yarn Bus. This is not necessarily a bad thing. This is some of my oldest stash that was procured eons ago at the Michigan Fiber Festival (I think it was the first one I ever attended!) Anyway, the colorway is Basil and I think it will work.
We even got a tiny bit of work done in the garden as well and that feels so good! There is plenty more to do, but the work has begun.
How was your weekend?
Our weekend was good, though there is never enough time! I had really hoped to finish my book, but my husband and I ended up staying up late on Saturday to watch a movie, so I didn’t get any reading time in tonight. But our landscapers did come to rip out a couple of plants I’ve never liked and put in cobblestones for our raised bed, so I’m all ready to plant some veggies and herbs once the weather stops being so crazy! So far all we’ve got is a broccoli plant that my daughter got at Phipps, but it’s been growing quite well sitting in the window. I just hope we can keep the critters out this year and get an actual crop!
Plan B Basil is absolutely beautiful, as are your hyacinths and lilacs! I planted more in the garden this weekend – turnips, spinach, lettuce, and some lovely pink poppy seeds that a friend saved for me. I have high hopes for them!
I think you’ll be happier with that single color, too. My weekend was great! It’s good to be home.
1) Lilacs….swoon! I can’t wait till my bushes start blooming. I have an assortment from early to late so I try to cover the season.I am a super careless gardenr though so, I never know how lush or not things will be.
2) yes to the single color, by far. That pattern needs two colors when you have one such a lovely one to work with.Perfect spring knit!
YES to Plan B(asil)! I think this design can really handle a wild color . . . but I have my doubts about TWO wild colors, y’know? I love that soft green. It will be lovely! XO
Smith picked fresh asparagus from our garden for dinner last night! It was a delightful treat. I think you made the right decision on you Plan B!
The Basil is a lovely color. Spring-y!
The weather over the weekend was lovely – cool enough for jeans and a short sleeved tee. We have started on the gardening. I am sewing binding on a quilt and knitting on a shawl. The lilacs are just about at the end of their blooming but the iris have buds. I am enjoying your photos. Beautiful!
Lilacs are lovely this time of year, we have a couple neighbours with them and they smell and look gorgeous this time of year. basil definitely suits the pattern better and you can see all the detail well.
I am definitely jealous of the lilac. It doesn’t grow as well in TN as when I lived “up north”. One of my favorite colors, lavender.
And the basil color is just right. Another favorite of mine, the color and the herb. I would like to do that KAL but . . . . .
My weekend was too rushed or overwhelmed — by Monday I was feeling oddly fatigued — guess I did too much. Lesson learned.
I should have sit-and-knit more!
My weekend as you know was great…and yours indeed reads like it was “smelling sweet.” Sorry your original yarn choice didn’t work out for the KAL but I like your new star. Knit on!
The one-color bus has plenty of room and I think we’re still going to have a great time! that green is going to be lovely on you (assuming it’s for you 🙂 I love the hyacinths and can’t wait to see lilacs, too! Mondays aren’t all bad at all!