Monday, April 06, 2009

Spring Has Sprung!


Spring doesn't last too long in Central California. The wildflowers last a couple of weeks, and then the hills turn brown. In the meantime, the flowers start to bloom in our yards, and then "Pow!" it's hot, and we have to water all of the time to keep anything alive. I can feel the days getting warmer every day, but it's still very mild, and I'm enjoying working in the garden, pretending that I'll be able to keep my flowers beautiful for more than a few more weeks.I love ladybugs. I'm sure a lot of people do. My family used to be so tickled by my niece when she could barely talk because she'd look for ladybugs in our yard and exclaim, "lay lay bug" whenever she'd find one. When I was out looking at my garden this morning, there were tons of them.I'm not very conservative, but, especially having a job surrounded by teenagers, who turn everything into a sexual reference, I think sexual jokes are sophomoric; HOWEVER, I did laugh when I discovered these two busy ladybugs....Hey, I thought the spotted ones were the ladies and the plain ones were the guys...not that I'm judging.

.I have been busy, and busy knitting. I knit my new nephew a little
feather and fan blanket. I used some pale yellow Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I bought on sale last fall. I have special feelings for Brown Sheep yarn. It was some of the first wool yarn I ever used when I was learning to knit. I'm just not crazy about the cotton though. I like this blanket though, and I'm satisfied with the finished result. I also started a little bunny to put in the baby basket along with some Mrs. Meyer's Baby Products.I haven't decided what color to make his outfit. I ordered this Rowan 4-ply cotton yarn from Webster's, but I think I'll probably end up using yellow.

9 comments:

Julie said...

Your blog should be rated R for those ladybugs. I can't believe you were able to get that close to take their picture. And truly that bunny head is the cutest thing, sitting on the big purple ball of yarn.

Wool Winder said...

Pretty blanket!

Mari said...

It was so nice and green when I was there in March. :)
Those brown hills...it is inevitable. Love the ladybugs. :)

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- a risque blog LOL! Maybe you have gay ladybugs on your hands??? Looks like you're having fun with the bunnies -- I love the pretty yarn colors you're using. I'm working on a few too and have found limited colors. Thanks for the Webs link.

Willow said...

I think a yellow outfit is perfect, to match the blanket!

ajdury said...

Even being just a discombobulated head for now, that bunny is CUTE!

Did you make the felted basket too? What a great gift package.

TheBlackSheep said...

Bug porno in your blog, who would have thunk it? :P

Very, very pretty blanket and gift basket. I nearly drooled over them (but am in the office and thought it would be wiser not to). Well done!

Rani said...

oh it's so fun to knit stuff for little guys!

JayJay said...

What a lovely blanket! I'm sure your nephew will get lots of use out of it. Love the cute bunny head as well.

How funny about the ladybugs. It is spring afterall. ;)