Monday, April 13, 2009

Welcome Spring

Note: This post includes a spoiler of the latest Mythos Club sock yarn.

Spring in southern California is pretty darn tasty.

The foothills where we live are verdant, the air is redolent with citrus and jasmine, and the bees are working overtime on the sage and thyme blossoms.

Even my physical therapist has gotten into the spirit and given me a hot pink splint.

Spring has also brought my 45th birthday and some requisite knitting loot...

Clockwise from top: Sock Innovation, Luxury One-Skein Wonders,
Koigu KPM (thanks, Ellen!), Sundara Silk Lace (thanks, Annette!), and Simply Needlefelt

...and the latest installment of the Mythos Yarn Club, Persephone, in Chakra, a scrumptious new merino/cashmere/nylon base from Melanie's Lotus Yarns.

Enough time has passed for a noticeable improvement finger-wise; though it's gonna take a long time for it to heal completely, I'm once again knitting. My tension is wonky, so I've mostly been knitting on some holiday felting projects. Spring fever must be going around, though, because I cannot wait to get going on Ishbel - using last month's Mythos yarn, Astarte - and Miriam Felton's Cleopatra Wrap - using the luscious Sundara Silk Lace in Ruby Port shown above. And yes, with the damage I did to the digit, it truly feels like a blessing from the goddesses that I'm once again knittin' and purlin'.

Hope you have something heavenly on your needles, too. Happy spring!

On the turntable: Indie pop freakout! The Veils ~ Sun Gangs / Imperial Teen ~ The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band / Eugenius ~ Oomalama


woolanthropy said...

Happy Birthday!

It is so good to hear you are knitting again. Nice loot too!

kgirl said...

hey, Happy Birthday!!

nice gifts, people know you well ;)

and glad to hear the injury is on the mend - having to wait on Ishbel must be nearly killing you!

Nellie said...

Happy, happy birthday Madge! It sure looks like you've scored there with that lovely yarn and that hot pink splint. Glad everything is redolent and verdant!

Jodi said...

Happy birthday, happy spring, and what a lovely haul of birthday loot! Congrats on being back on the knitting. I think you'll love knitting up Ishbel. And the Cleopatra wrap is a beautiful pattern.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY B-DAY, nice knitting score on your part!!

That splint looks a little more mobile than the first one. Glad to hear your finger is getting better and your knitting again. Also soooo glad your doing PT. You will get better so much faster. Too many people skip that step and wonder why they have permanent deficit.

Enjoy Spring!!

mary said...

I love that hot pink splint! Your PT knows you so well. And you got Cookie's new sock book. Must take a peek. Happy happy!

Ellen Bloom said...

Will you be allowed to keep the pink splint after you heal? I think you should make it into some sort of talisman. The color is faboo. Glad you like all of your yarny goodness!

p.s. the word verification on blogger for this comment is "partini." Is that a martini party?

Annette said...

Oooooh, I'm lovin' that Persephone yarn. I just kicked myself for not joining the Mythos club. That's some good birthday loot too. I'm glad you're able to knit again!

ladylinoleum said...

Happy Birthday dear girl!

Lovin' your hot pink splint and I think the Cleopatra Wrap is a wonderful idea.

RoxyKnits said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Love that pink splint :)

Your new stash haul looks very lush.

I had a birthday last week too. Unfortunately lol!

Jenn said...

Happy Belated Birthday!