- In the Spring, a fuller crimson comes upon the robin's breast;
- In the Spring, the wanton lapwing gets himself another crest;
- In the Spring, a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove;
- In the Spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
- from Locksley Hall by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Well, I don't know about the young men, but MY fancy turns to sea silk.
Crocus Pocus is with the test knitters. Thank you to all who volunteered to help. Will be contacting knitters about Sherwood later this week.
I have "rendered unto Caesar" and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I think designing is harder than taxes (at least with Turbo Tax helping out.)
I have also been working away on Drizzle, my next commission for Michelle at the Sweet Sheep, but she's not quite rady for her closeup - soon - patience, my sweets...
And in between times, I have made a small start on the next addition to the Garden Variety Collection.
This is Mermaid seasilk with (what else?) blue iris beads...
Had a minor setback when I realized I didn't have enough of the iridescent petal shaped beads on the end, but, with a little surf-time, was able to locate some on line. I figure that will come in handy when it's released in May and y'all are writing me for my bead source.
I decided to go with the mermaid instead of the amethyst, because iris can be bronze as well as blue or purple and I really like the way this color blends and shimmers.
I also have an olive green linen jacket that this is going to look fabulous with...
(Assuming I ever get ahead enough to finish the second half of some of these babies, rather than moving on to the next design in the pipeline. I think I am going to have a 2nd half holiday come vacation time...)
Where Crocus Pocus was all about the small "cupping" or triangular shapes, Iris is all about the long and lean. She is also taking on a decidedly arts nouveau feel.
Evelyn at Knitty Noddy will be offering kits for Garden Variety scarves on her website. She has ordered extra skeins from Handmaiden in anticipation of your orders.
Off to the