Springing into Spring Sweaters !

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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 !

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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. )

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11 thoughts on “Springing into Spring Sweaters !

  1. They are so lucky to have you in their lives…that’s for sure. And oh…I really *love* the smokey grey and purple together. Also…the spring likeness of that blue and green…AHHHHH. They look great together. Can’t wait to see the finished projects. I am currently finishing up a lace blanket for my sick friend…if you can design sweaters (and fantastic mitts)…you can do lace. No worries. 🙂

  2. You’ll have no trouble with lace. If I can do lace, you certainly can do lace! 🙂 Lace is the second thing I learned in knitting. Haven’t learned to knit with two colors simultaneously, but I’m getting there! My mitts are in the early stages, yarn and needles. I can’t wait to get started. I also love that smokey grey and purple together, looks like a heather. And I love the balls of yarn colors too! Your nieces are lucky girls, and the three of you look really happy! So is a pattern in the making for the sweaters? Ooooooooh. That would be nice……

    • Martha, thank you for the vote of confidence about the lace. You’ve convinced me then. Hey, the Spring Sweater Tees are pin-striped too, I guess you noticed ! I’m so happy you are going to knit the mitts with us !

    • Thank you Lizzi. I think sock yarn knit up on oversized needles makes a lovely Springtime fabric. I used #6 needles with fingering weight yarn, but I sort of with I had used bigger! Doing the pin-stripe thing with these too . 🙂

  3. The colours and all three girls are simply GORGEOUS!
    It’ll be some time yet before we have daffodils or irises ’round these here parts…spring is still weeks away here in Ontario, though I’ve noticed more birdsong each morning upon awakening!

    • Thank you Tamara ! Hey, hang on , it will be spring very soon. In the mean time… keep painting everything in sight and baking that delicious bread ! Birdsong? You’re there !!!

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