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This Is Spring....

Good Morning Everyone!

I need more coffee, I'm having trouble putting my thoughts together for some reason. In a feeble attempt to get the juices flowing, I'll share a funny story with you. It's actually more of a confession, but I find it continues to amuse me when I think about it. So, Andra and I communicate on a regular basis and it's not always about everything Berroco, shocking I know. We were blabbing about something and I said, "It's in my newsletter. Didn't you read it?" She then admitted to me that she does read them religiously, but will sometimes save it for later if she scans quickly and doesn't see her name mentioned. Adding she's more interested when she sees her name, to which I replied, "Well, it is all about you." I decided at that point it would be hilarious to dedicate an entire paragraph to her, and all it would say is ANDRA, ANDRA, ANDRA, ANDRA, ANDRA. You've been warned...

The signs of Spring are surrounding me, including my most recent sweater, the Sorbet. Last week I told you I wasn't thrilled with how "pastely" it was looking. I decided to let the yarn speak for itself and not be too judgemental until it was finished. It's super cute! Sometimes it's difficult to determine how the yarn is going to knit up. I was disappointed last week, but now that I can see the entire color sequence, it's going to look amazing with my mango colored Dansko sandals!!! I've already divided the front and back and am cruising along. My only concern at this point is being able to match the striping on the front, guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there, stay tuned.

My Drawing sweater has been on vacation while I knit my Sorbet. I haven't felt all too pressed to work on it as I seem to be ahead of most of you. Not that it's a contest, but I wanted to make sure that I understood what was going on, just in case anyone needed my expertise. Robin was the furthest along last we met, I think hers is a gift though. I am anxious to finish the colorwork because once that's accomplished, I'll be ready to cast on my Manarola by Caitlin Hunter. I haven't wound the yarn yet, I'm still staring at it on my counter in the shop. I was pretty convinced I would be casting on the Oska with my La Bien Aimee Confetti, but I think I'll wait until the end of summer. All these sweaters, I get so excited just thinking about it!!!

I'm getting another box from Berroco today! I'm thrilled that so many of you are loving the new Spring and Summer yarns. Gaia has been super popular along with Spree. The new colors of Summer Sesame are gorgeous, there's a purple and green combination I'm in love with. I have garments knit up in everything so you can see how beautiful the yarn looks off the skein. I should have the Sorbet in Lang's Paradise finished this week, hopefully it won't be too long before I can wear it. Springtime in Vermont doesn't necessarily translate to "warm" mud is more accurate, but I will be ready whenever Mother Nature decides to flip that switch.

We will be meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday, from 6-7:30 for Stitch and Bitch, I hope you can join in the fun. Make it a great day and I'll see you soon!


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