An Unwelcome Sign of Spring

As I take sesame on walks in the neighborhood I notice all the pretty things blooming in people’s yards. The tiny crocuses and cheerful daffodils make me happy. I am ready for Spring! In my yard, however, this is what I have.dandelion

Stupid, icky dandelions. Oh I know, it looks like a pretty little ray of sunshine but in another month or so when my entire yard is covered with them, it won’t be so cute and happy. I spent an hour yesterday pulling those dark green leaves and long, long taproots out of my lawn to try and get a head start on the removal process. What makes my neighborhood so dandelion-happy? I really want to know! I do feel a good deal of satisfaction when I see the pile of dandelion corpses wilting on the sidewalk so this officially marks the beginning of yet another season of my love-hate relationship with this pastime.
baby socks
To cheer up the ominous dandelion picture, I added something that truly is a ray of sunshiney cuteness. Socks for sesame. The yarn is Knitpicks Sock Garden in the colorway Daffodil. How perfect is that for spring? The colors are brighter but they got a little washed out in the sun(yes, sun!). I used up nearly every last inch of the yarn left over from these socks. So mom, if you still have those, you and your granddaughter can have matching tootsies!

scooter fabricIn other crafty news, I’ve been working on a sewing project with this fabulous fabric. I’ve been holding onto it for a while and have finally found the perfect project. Stay tuned for more updates.

Oh, and have you seen this?! I love, love, love olives. When I first met Mike he claimed he didn’t like olives but he now loves them almost as much as I do. I love them so much that I converted a so-called olive hater. I don’t think I could have married someone who hated olives, that’s how much I love them. I so need to knit me some of these giants! (Clicking the photo will take you to the free pattern. )

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  1. Marie
    Marie says:

    Since I live in an apartment with no outside space at all I’d kill for a weedy backyard! I love that fabric – can’t wait to see what you make with it. BTW your felted hats are just the cutest thing!

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