April Showers…

As the saying goes, April showers brings May flowers!

But in this case, the month is indeed April, but the showers are ice pellets and freezing rain and I suspect it is going to bring flooding and a very soggy May!

I have hope that things will dry out before then, but until that happens, we have been hunkered down in the house with warm tea, delicious foods and lots of Netflix. This Mama is not complaining because it has given me lots of time to knit…right?

Nope!!! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to do a whole ton of knitting with the weather the way it is, and we late minute decided we needed to paint the main floor of our house so we’ve been hopping from one project to the next for the last couple of weeks!

Although the ice storm was a welcomed break from painting, unpacking the last few boxes and organizing, it bought a whole bunch of other things to the forefront that we’ve not had to deal with a lot in the past.

Much to my husbands whining, I decided I wasn’t going to take the chance in not being prepared for this wild weather, it ended up being much more tame than in other areas around us, but I will count our blessings I guess.

So after all of the laundry and dishes were done, water was bough, food was prepared and kiddo was entertained I sat down and made a list of projects I can work on if our power indeed goes out. It didn’t, by the way, I just like to be prepared!

 

 

 

A fellow knitter on Instagram shared this pattern and I fell in love.

Of course I am blind to my already building project bins of things I need to finish. So I added this to the list of things I want t make and to buy yarn for.

This of course is going to be in the Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed because it is affordable, soft AND looks pretty. I just have to choose a color.

The Marine Heather is winning my vote so far. But I haven’t quite given up on my favorite Indigo Heather. So we’ll see!

 

 

I saw this in my random searches on Ravelry and if you know me well, you’ll know what a sucker I am for a beautiful lace.

And…well…Look at that!! Isn’t that just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever saw?

I don’t even care if its not a functional sweater that you could wear in sub-zero temperatures, my heart just needs this sweater in my life. SO, on to the list it goes, I might even go with that shade of pink…but I am not entirely sure if it will go with my complexion.

* This was scheduled to post and it did not so I am going to update things below!

I hope you all got through the ice storm safely! I saw quite a few communities lost power and some lake shore towns had some issues with ice coming off the lakes. But all in all it didn’t seem quite as bad as they had made it sound like it was going to be.

By a stark contrast it was 28 here today so summer is well under way to being a warm one!

Until next time!

 

Keep Stitching!

 

Rachel

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