Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's March -- and it's snowing. What else is new?

Yup.  It's Sunday and it's snowing.  How unusual.  Sigh.

Anyway, I've been knitting.  The rams have appeared on Rams & Yowes.


Boxy worsted is getting longer.  Much faster than the Boxy in fingering weight.  Much more satisfying.


And I started another new project.  Mostly because I've wanted a cowl like this one and need it to keep warm.  It's the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl using Miss Babs Sojourn yarn (cashmere and silk).  Yum!


I'm not used to slippery yarns anymore after all the Shetland color work.  But it's coming along.  So soft!

The poor EPP quilt is going slowly.  My shoulder just does not appreciate English paper piecing.  Oh well.


Mia has been hibernating so much recently that I haven't gotten many pics of her.  But here she is a week or so ago -- getting into my clothes.  Sigh.



Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!

30 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your sheep and yews are just wonderful! I love that pattern! The cowl is looking good...the colors are yummy! Hope you will soon get some relief from the cold weather. Eventually, it has to get warmer!!!
Have a great week,
Robyn

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Ugh--snow. We still have frozen ice from the ice storm two weeks ago. I am ready for spring. Your quilt is beautiful

Miss Mia--silly girl--wonderful girl!

Karen said...

Your knitting is like your cross stitch...absolutely lovely!

The English paper piecing sounds like it would be a royal pain; my hat's off to you for tackling it.

If I run across a darning mushroom in any of the local antique emporiums, I'll grab it for you!

krayolakris said...

Knitting...the perfect hobby for your weather! Poor Mia! Hibernating...awwwww. Stay warm! Love the sheep!

samplerlover said...

I love your sheep scarf. You knowi love sheep :). All 3 will be perfect for the terrible weather you have been having. Your quilt is really looking lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Rugs and Pugs said...

It snowed almost all day in Ohio, too . . . sigh. Will it ever end? Than when it hits the 70's people will be complaining again. NOT ME!
Your knitting is so lovely. I passed a yarn/knitting shop yesterday and was tempted to go in, but I don't have time for a new project.
Stay warm,
Lauren

Jackie said...

When Sammy was living with us there were two places I didn't want him to have anything to do with - our closet and my sewing room. Of course, those were the two places that fascinated him the most!

LOVE the sheep and ram hat! it's coming out beautifully too. The EPP project looks wonderful - so sad your shoulder doesn't like it. I hope it gets better quickly.

Linda said...

Gorgeous knitting Margaret. Love them all. Cute pics of Mia.

Linda

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous knitting projects!! And the EPP quilt may be coming along slowly, but it sure is beautiful!

I hope you and Mia get some relief from the cold and snow very soon!!

Mrs Xstitch said...

Love those rams, popping out the knitting. Great Hexagons.

Brigitte said...

To have so much snow and even getting more at the beginning of March isn't funny, is it? I do not like snow and I'm feeling with all you people in the East. During the last two weeks all the snow that we were havin has melted and there are only a few remainders along the street. And I hope that there will be no new snow coming our way.

Your kn itting is gorgeous and your can even see the softness of the wool and silk mix on your third project picture.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful knitting, love the sheep and oh my your cashmere yarn is going to keep you very warm. And the colours are so pretty. Great choice!
Even Mia has had enough of the snow & cold weather! Hope you get some sunshine soon. love Annette

cucki said...

Beautiful knitting my dear..
Hello to Mia xx

Vickie said...

Oh the silk and cashmere will be fantastic.
Maybe you should knit a sweater for Mia? ;)

Annie said...

Gorgeous knitting. Fun to have 3 projects going at once so you can rotate. Glad your shoulder lets you knit at least.

Ice storm here yesterday. Schools closed for yet another day. Would someone please tell Mother Nature that it's March.. average temps here for this time of year is 50 deg F. Next week we change to DST. My body and mind are confused!

Carol said...

Yep, snow here, too, Margaret--we got another six inches yesterday and I had the honor of shoveling since DH is in CO skiing :) Blech!! We had the second coldest February ever here in the Pittsburgh region...

At least you have your nice knitting to keep you warm and cozy--everything looks beautiful. Mia definitely has the right idea--crawl into a dark soft "cave" and hibernate!

Think spring!!!

Susan said...

Your post title offers some hope--it is March after all and warmer weather is not too far away! Love the sheep hat.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lots of lovely knitting, it's the time of year to enjoy it - there's something very comforting about knitting in the winter months. I do love that little cute face peeking out.

Melissa said...

That's so funny about Mia hiding, well trying to get warm I guess. Daisy likes to squirrel away too!

Gorgeous knitting. I think the cold weather is making you want to keep knitting to keep warm!

Take care!

woolwoman said...

sorry you've had more snow to deal with. We're in a warm trend - 70's for 3 days then cooler again. You are a lucky gal getting the Miss Babs to play with. I have never gotten any but I hear it's awesome! Love the progress on Boxy and your Rams and Ewes - so awesome ! take care, have a good week and stay warm - Mel

Linda said...

Oh, I love your new scarf! You are so multi-talented!
Poor Mia - she doesn't like the cold at all!! Whereas, my fat boy Buddy loves it!

Linda in VA

Melody said...

I'm sure Mia was looking for a warm hideaway. I had to laugh, I'm always covered in cat hair... LOL. Hope Winter will soon be gone for you.

Cari said...

Love your knitting….your work is amazing !! Sweet Mia is one smart kitty !! Stay warm, I'm sure Spring is just around the corner !! Warmest Hugs

Shirley Hill said...

I don't blame Mia. My Mia (also a cat) feels the same way!

Melanie said...

It's snowed twice this week! Maybe more! Who can keep track anymore? It's just an endless loop of snow, snow, and more snow.

That cowl must be deliciously soft.Mmmmm.

Maggie loves digging into our closet that has clothing on shelves. It's a little cat cave. Cute - until you pull something out covered in fur. :(

Beth said...

Your quilt looks like jewels set in fabris. So very pretty.

Joy said...

Your knitting is amazing...I so need you to come and guide me; Sweet, sweet Mia!

Sally said...

Love, love, love your knitting! Those rams looks brilliant!

Gorgeous quilt.

Hope you get some relief from the snow soon. I know I still long for some but I think if we had what you've had I'd be getting pretty fed up too!

Hello Miss Mia :)

Anna van Schurman said...

The blue and brown matches our bedroom--lovely! Those sheep are great.

Kim said...

Such great projects! You always get so much done!! Miss Mia is so cute!