I'm trying to recover from what has been possibly my worst knitting drought ever (a bit dramatic this morning?). It started with--of course--a ton of Christmas/Solstice presents that eventually weren't so "fun" to knit night after night; and then there was the damned legwarmer saga ; and then the two (yes, two) hats I need to knit for a Craftster swap due in a few weeks (have I started? No! I'm a work under pressure-right at the deadline kinda gal); and lastly in my knitting stump has been a linen lace washcloth on size 1 needles (!) that just ain't happenin' so fast (even though it needs to happen because it's part of a collaborative wedding gift for a knitting group member due basically, um, now!).
So, anyway, I've found this wonderful cropped cardigan (aka, a bolero!) in issue 28 of Rebecca that will get me over this knitting stump. I love it! And think it will be so much fun to wear with a pregnant belly this spring and summer. I wanted to use a yarn quite different from the one used in the pattern (GGH Amelie), and found this Classic Elite Beatrice merino wool that I really like at my favorite LYS (Stitching Mantis in Cape Elizabeth). Sometimes I kinda suck at colors (I particularly suck at picking out colors with a 2 year old on my hip, and a 4 year old running through the yarn store loading up with random balls of "yellow" yarn), but I think this tweedy effect might work. We'll see. I gauged and then started last night while watching Charlotte Gray (which I LOVED....Cate Blanchett is so hot).
In other exciting news....it's been raining here for two days and melting lots of snow. Yahoo!!! And today, the sun is shining, and I hear it might reach the high 50's. Spring really is coming, isn't it??!