Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cherry Blossoms and Dishcloths

Yesterday, I took "C" and a couple of his friends downtown to see the cherry blossoms. They were pretty much gone, but I thought I got some pretty good pictures. The wind was blowing the blossoms from the trees pretty fast. In some areas it looked as if there was pink snow. There were definitely less people there this time around. I took time to look around the tulip garden before meeting up with the kids by the tidal basin. This red tulip was really pretty blowing in the wind. There were so many tulips around DC yesterday.

My amaryllis is getting ready to bloom. I may have blooms for Easter. This picture was taken yesterday. Today the blooms are separating out and more pronounced. I love to watch it bloom.

Last night after knitting group, I remembered that I needed to take a wedding gift to work with me today. I have Sugar and Cream cotton in the stash, good thing, so I made both of these simple dish cloths. The creamy colored one, on the bottom, I made last night before bed and the blue one I knit up this morning while reading the blogs. Katie's last day of work will be tomorrow, but I won't be working there tomorrow, so she got this today. I hope she will remember all of us when she uses these dishcloths.

I have been busy knitting lots of different things. They are getting close to being finished! Maybe some finished shots soon.

My spinning is coming along nicely also. I am using the Lendrum this week and the Spring Fling is spinning up quickly. I will have to do some plying soon, as I am almost out of bobbins. I need to get pictures of the fiber I just finished spinning on the Traditional. It turned out pretty good and will make a pretty something. I should have pictures soon, when I can get some time to take some good ones.

Well, off to do some binding off before bed. Happy knitting and spinning.


LDSVenus said...

I love the cherry blossoms, and yes they certainly do look like pink snow in the spring, it's an awesome sight!! :P I look forward to your pictures. :) Sounds like you are as busy as I am, I need to be working on my grand daughter's afghan, soon, soon, at least that is what I keep telling myself. Unpacking and job hunting seem to be taking most of my time lately. Always seems to be something doesn't it. sigh

Catherine said...

Yikes! I think that I knit pretty quickly, but would not manage a dishcloth before bed and one again while reading blogs. Of course I got to bed at 8:30 or 9:00 lately, but still!

Looking forward to photos of your latest spinning!

Cloudy, rainy, 50's this week in Pocatello, but Sunday through Tuesday was heavenly. Lots of church these next few days leading up to Easter. Got info in the mail on the Notlwonk Wool Trek and the IF Fiber Fair!

Anita said...

That picture of the cherry blossoms is awesome! I love the blossoms but the background is great, too.

LDSVenus said...

Hey if you're interested in making one of those frames, msg me and I'll tell you how. :)