And then it was spring…

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It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about snow and cold and winter dreariness.  No more! It is officially spring here in Toronto, and the park pictured above is where I spent the afternoon today. I can’t tell you how great it felt to be outside today. The window in my living room, next to my work space, looks out onto a chain link fence, so being able to sit in the grass in my bare feet felt indescribably lovely. From now on, I’m just going to pretend that this park is my back yard. What? A girl can dream, can’t she?

Much of the afternoon was spent just staring at the perfectly cloudless sky and the trees beginning to grow their leaves again, but, of course, I made room for some knitting.

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You guys, knitting outside is the best. thing. ever. Everything manages to look and feel better in the sun, don’t you agree? What I’m working on, by the way, is this sweater for my wonderful sister.  Maybe it’s the sunlight, maybe it’s the fresh air, but I am in love with this sweater. The pattern is both easy and interesting and I’m learning new techniques, too. This is my first bottom-up sweater and, for whatever reason, I’m finding the process far more enjoyable and rewarding than I’ve been finding top-down sweater construction. The body of the sweater is now finished and what you see here is the beginning of the first sleeve. I’m going to try to knit both at the same time on the same circular needle once I finish the cuffs. Intrigued? Me too. Stay tuned for the big reveal in the coming weeks!

And, with that, I’ll leave you for now. I hope your Saturday has been as beautiful and sun drenched as mine has been, and I’ll be back later in the week with another recipe. Image

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