Thursday, May 08, 2014

A Fresh Start

Lately, some of my friends have been reviving their blogs, and I think I'm going to try to do the same.  I miss having a place to write about my crafty projects, and participating in social media is great for keeping me connected to my amazing friends, but lacks the journal-like quality of blogging.

So, without further ado....

It's finally spring in NYC!  It's creeping in very slowly, though, so last month, a bunch of knitterly friends and I met up in Asheville, NC for a weekend of eating, shopping, cowl-swapping, knitting, and IRL companionship.  It was relaxing and perfect and so great to see all of these ladies who came from near and far.

Some of us in a fabulous yarn shop in Black Mountain, NC. Photo credit: Melissa McKelvey

Leo's doing great.  He's going to be four this summer, I can't believe it.  He's such a big boy now and still my sweet sunshine.

And I'm doing some knitting.  I've been working on Purl Bee's Hudson's Bay Inspired Crib Blanket (which I just need to weave in ends on, photos to come) and I just started Shibui's Multigrain Scarf by Antonia Shankland--which got to take a little trip outside to the park last weekend.

This is just the first part of the scarf, which comes as a gorgeous Shibui kit mixing 3 different, luxurious yarns: Pebble (above), Cima, and Silk Cloud.  LOVING knitting this.  I recently finished Antonia Shankland's Honey Cowl, and I really love the simple beauty of her patterns.

I'm hoping for a sunshiny summer with a lot of time spent outside.  Leo and I are 100% tired of being trapped in our freezing apartment all winter--we are ready for summer!