Friday, April 23, 2010


This morning, I caught the early light coming into my back yard

and I remembered how yesterday was a day of light and color.

First thing, I uploaded these to my etsy shop.

edited to add that these two colorways, above and below, are SOLD.

Then, it was a day of Running Errands, one of which was most pleasant: I needed to go to the Spinning Room, where my new drivebands (I ordered an extra one, just in case) for my spinning wheel had come in.
While there, I visited with Periwinkle Sheep yarn. It's always nice to see it 'in the wild'. :)
I wanted to tell you about the turquoise scarf that Liz had made, but I am drawing a complete blank right now and I am hoping she will leave a comment telling me about the pattern! Janna the shop helper and I looked it up and everything...maybe one of you will recognize the pattern. All I know it's on knitty.

Here's a display of the Spinning Room's custom color.

On the way home, I have to drive by Indian Ladder Farm, one of our most favorite places for apple picking. I sort of brought the car to a screeching halt and pulled into a field path - the apple trees are in bloom!

The surroundings there are a bit magical....I can only imagine what tremendous hard work it is to run a huge farm like this, and I am glad we have such a place so close to the city.

rows of blooming apple trees with the Helderbergs in the background

I am imagining colorways for yarn here...

Alas I did not have time to hang out there more.

When I got home, I paid tribute to the dandelions in my front yard. I know I have to dig them up lest they take over...but I love the purple grape hyacinths and the dandelions together. They only last a few days anyway, then the spectacle is over. Besides, it was Earth Day.

Last but not least -

the Japanese cherry tree is about to explode again with a million flowers. I hope there'll be some left for you to see when you come to the yarn yard sale next Saturday!


  1. Oh the flowers look so pretty! And the apple blossoms! It makes me want to drive right out there and see for myself! I could always have lunch at the Yellow Rock Cafe too. Hmmmm....I wonder if I have time today. And I think the scarf pattern is the "Lace Ribbon Scarf" on Your yarn colors are luscious!

  2. Thank you for the lovely photos! We're having such a beautiful spring this year. I think that scarf is Veronik Avery's Lace Ribbon Scarf, from the spring 2008 Knitty.

  3. Yes Bonnie and Jody, you are right!! It's the lace ribbon scarf.

    Jody, the farm and cafe don't officially open until May 5th.

  4. Well, Bonnie and Jody beat me to it! Your pictures are gorgeous Karin. I LOVE this time of year!!!


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