Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Ok, I'm having some trouble with my pictures.  I have no idea where they're going to show up in the actual post.... or how big they will be.  But I'm hoping for the best.

So since my last post, it looks as if Spring has sprung! I've been taking some fun Instagram photos on my trusty iPhone and I've finished my orange sweater.  Very exciting!  And I'm so glad I decided to make tiny sleeves instead of long or 3/4 length sleeves because the day after I finished it the weather warmed up and I've gotten to wear it many times in the past few days!

Yeah, the weather.  Um, magnificent!  Our local weatherman has a blog and he really likes history and weather history and he posted something interesting awhile back about the 1820's having about a decade of extremely early and warm springs, (so early that the daffodils in Kentucky bloomed in January!) and long planting seasons.  So they built a cotton gin down in southern Indiana, but after about ten years of long growing seasons the weather snapped back to "normal" and the industry down there failed.  Isn't that sad?  But so interesting.

This Spring seems to be coming about a week early.  Usually the daffodils bloom right at Greta's birthday, which is next week, but I saw many blooming today on our long walk up to my parents' house!  Of course, MY daffodils are still just buds.  Maybe they are holding out for Greta's birthday.

And speaking of walking up to my parents' house today... from where we live the first step to walk anywhere other than right downtown is to come out of the river valley, which includes a really big hill, no matter what route you take.  The hill today about killed me, pushing my two much-larger-than-last-year kids in their stroller and hauling my baby belly behind, as well as being so out of shape it's embarassing.  I kept stopping along the way to "look at the daffodils!"  At every yard I would come to a stop to pant and point out all the different crocus colors (they're all the same.)  I think it's time for me to step up the activity level.

My sister and I went to the bi-annual kids consignment sale last weekend and we each got some real steals.  My kids should be outfitted for the summer, except for if Greta decides she wants a pair of shorts. That thing is the best deal of the year.  I got some cloth diapering supplies, lots of summer shirts and I might've, maybe, possibly gotten just a FEEEEW things for the new baby.  Those tiny little clothes are so irresistable!!

So, the orange sweater.  I'm really, really happy with how it turned out. It's a teenie-weenie bit big.... but I don't think it's so big that it looks horrible.  The buttons were made by my brother-in-law, and I really think they are perfect for this sweater. It's kind of a mix between the Feburary Lady Sweater and the Shalom Cardigan.... kinda, sorta, in a twisted way. It's not as fancy as either of those patterns, but it's what I looked at to get ideas. 

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually really enjoying the Time Change this year. Maybe it's because Martin's schedule has him working a little bit later in the evenings, but I'm really enjoying the lasting daylight.  It still confuses my internal clock, but I like the idea of being able to do things in the evening other than eat dinner and go straight to bed. So anyway. I'm glad Spring is here.  I hope it sticks around! It makes me look forward to summer and everything that goes with it.

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Anonymous said...

So fun to sit on the back porch and watch the girls playing in the sun! I love Spring!
In my opinion, though, it is time to STEP DOWN the activity level and just relax. You will have plenty of activity (both day and night) soon enough.

Anne said...

Ooooo - I LOVE your sweater!!! Great work!!

Clare said...

I love the sweater! It looks great! :) it would be cute if you do make a pebble vest from the same yarn.... you nad the baby would be all matchy matchy!

Also, Nick read your blog while I was reading it, about "great deals at the bi-annual consignment sale" and he shook his head because last weekend, I found great deals at our bi-annual consignment sale!! He had to hear about them all... and he really couldn't care less ;)