May Day - May Day
Socks That Walk on Rocks

Beauty Abounds


Pinkblossomsupclose_1May is so beautiful.  Most of the trees have leafed and many are in the process of blooming. MountolywithlilacsonrainydaySpring flowers are still showing off and the lawns are as green as they will be for the rest of the year. This pink tree is on the grounds of our condo and it takes my breath away every time I walk or drive by it.  The blossoms are huge and very pink but, sadly lack any fragrance.  The lilacs are blossoming beautifully and their scent fills the air near my back door.

Redbirdcherrytreehillfoxylady The best surprise was on the doorstep when I arrived home...three packages! One was very small and contained the beautiful Suri Alpaca (Indian Summer) lace weight, by Cherry Tree Hill that I purchased from Red Bird Knits.  While Dave's lovely yarn didn't show (it should arrive today), the second package was two pair of white jeans!  White jeans are the first sign of summer! Time to paint the toe nails.

Prettyyellowboxfrommypal_2 Insdietheprettyyellowbox_2 The last package was the best of all!!  My SockapalOOOza socks arrived!!  Tawana Carmelle of Rooted in Knit-reality was my pal and the socks were wrapped up in lavender paper inside a pretty yellow box. Also, enclosed were postcards from NYC, a nice smelling sachet for the sock drawer and a little bow with my favorite style of stitch markers attached.  The socks must have their day in the sun so, a photo shoot has been planned this weekend in the canyon (where else?).  All you get today is a little peak.  I adore the socks, the color, yarn and the perfect fit.  Thank you Tawana!


Mimssockandsusanslace Because a little self control was impossed, a little more knitting happened last night (and the night before).  MS has grown by a few rows and Eleanora is nearing the toe!  This sock fits so well and it's very interesting to knit.  A very nice job of designing on this one, Mim! (Please say a prayer to the yarn goddess that I won't run out of yarn.) Plus, the warshrag is on the needles and has been a hoot to knit. You can predict there will be knitting going on this weekend.

Post 600...have I really blogged 600 times!?


How glad I am that you've blogged 600 times. Wishing for 600 more. :-) Always enjoyable to come here for some enthusiasm, beautiful pictures, inspiration, and a drop of joy.

That first photo is just BREATHTAKING! I literally gasped when the page loaded.

(Your new adoptee is on the way, stay tuned.)

What a gorgeous tree. Spring has really sprung hasn't it?

Congrats on your 600th post.

Can't wait to see the socks, Margene. And 600 posts! Congrats on your milestone. May is indeed beautiful!

The office park where I work is awash in pink and purple, white and yellow. Ah, the lusty month of May.

You're such a tease. We want socks!

I love May. We have those pink-flowering trees (no idea what they are) all over and it just changes the entire city. Congrats on #600.

That tree is gorgeous, Margene. The limb looks like it's adorned with pompoms!

GORGEOUS TREE! Can't wait to see your socks! Oh and anything I can get for you this weekend?

All the buds on the flowering trees and lilacs in my neck of the woods are this >< close to bursting! It's so exciting. There is nothing like catching the scent of lilacs wafting on the air...

Oh, I'm going to have to add Eleanora to my to-do list, aren't I?

LOL! I stumbled upon Tawana's site a week or so ago in a non-sockapaloooza persuit, and saw her socks and fell instantly in lust. Glad to know they have found a good home.

Thanks Margene! I'm so glad you like knitting it! Honestly, the toe is my very favorite part of the whole sock. The shaping is tapered so it fits AMAZINGLY well. and I just finished the toe on my next sock design, I think you'll like it :)

Congrats on 600 posts too! YAY!

isn't spring wonderful? every year i forget just how glorious it is, and every year i'm surprised again. here's to 600 more - congratulations.

Congratulations on post 600. This is one of the aspects of blogging that I most enjoy - how it is a very zen, in the moment thing, but how, over time, that creates a history, a thread stretching back that narrates a piece of our lives and thinking.

And the Eleanora sock is beautiful, just beautiful.

Woo-hoo on 600! I just hit 200 the other day. :)

isn't spring wonderful? every year i forget just how glorious it is, and every year i'm surprised again. here's to 600 more - congratulations.

Your sockapaloooza socks are lovely (I went over to Tawana's site for a sneak peak). And congrats on your 600th post!

Wow, 600 blog postings! You are pretty reliable, on a daily basis, so that has to add up.
Those sockapalooza socks are sure pretty!

Love the picture of the pink flowered tree! Thank goodness winter is over...........

What a beautiful tree! No lilacs here yet but they're coming. I love them so long as they're outside. Inside they give me a wicked headache. Have a fabulous weekend!

Nice pics. Only two days ago I hauled the very same colourway of CTH suri alpaca out of the stash, purchased from the same source. What are our plans for this yarn?

*gasp!* That tree is amazing! Don't you just LOVE Spring?? Eleanora is looking gorgeous!

Happy Spring! Happy 600th Post! Happy SockapalOOOza!! See, it wasn't me. :)

Now that my sockpal's socks are finished I'm getting back to MS myself! Your alpaca MS looks a lot better than mine.

Oooh, I love that Suri Alpaca. Have you decided what to do with it yet?

Beautiful tree! And that Suri Alpaca! (Cherry Tree Hill's booth will be one of my first stops at the MD S&W; I hope they have some of that gorgeous stuff there!)

That tree is gorgeous. It's no wonder that you find it irresistable. Congrats on your 600th post too. Even 100 seems very far away right now.

Happy 600th, Margene! The blooms are simply marvelous. My lilacs are going crazy right now as well and they smell so heady and wonderamous. :) Have a good weekend and Happy Knitting!

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