It is almost the end of February, and these weeks transitioning into March are the heralds of spring. The fruit trees cover themselves in snowy white, and the daffodils pop up out of the ground everywhere (wild irises soon). In the valley, fields explode in yellow mustard flowers ~~ the signature of Napa Valley Spring. But for me , what is the mark of the season is on my knitting needles . . .
my nieces’ Spring Sweater Tees !
I am well on my way through thirteen-year-old nieces’ smokey grey & purple sweater tee, made from the left over yarn of two sock projects of last year, and the light blue & green yarn at the top of the post will be for my ten-year-old niece. This year I’m going to be trying a lacy kind of edging ! I hope that it all works out, as I have never done any kind of lace, what-so-ever. I’ve even done a provisional cast-on for this project so that I could think about it while I knit. By the way, this project so far has been a knit-walking only project, but I am going to have to do some serious hunkering under my bright lamp while reading lace patterning instructions. I’m figuring, again, raglan decreases like last year’s Spring Sweater Tees 2012
Well, anyway, my nieces were just visiting last weekend and we went for a hike on my trail in the woods. I just love, love, love them. They are My Nieces I Love To Pieces !
(The three of us together in the woods. )