Waiting on Sun Time
April 11, 2011
The jonquils never had a chance as daily, for over a week, they've been drowned by rain, pounded by sleet, battered by hail, and covered with snow. Usually, spring consists of a day or two of cold, followed by a day or to of sun and warmth, however, this year Mother Nature has been miserly with her sun. I hear the sun may show up by Wednesday. In any case, life in this drear place goes on. And, yes, I am complaining.
There has been knitting, which has been difficult to photograph (so I haven't!), but I'm very excited about what's happening (and you will be, too!). Just as spring is taking her time in gracing us with her presence, I have been taking my time (the whole winter!) in knitting one sweater. This poor thing has been knit, and half reknit again. (The yarn is holding up beautifully, by the way.)
The process has been slow, slower than it should be (or not), but the result has been worth the wait. Count me thrilled. Other knitting has also been in progress and, with any luck, photos, blog posts, and a possible photo shoot, will be coming if (or when) the sun shows its face.
The blue Henley is stunning. I cannot wait to see you smiling in the sun and modeling that sweater. Even if it takes another 2 weeks;-P Here's hoping the sun finds you, and soon!!!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | April 11, 2011 at 05:43 AM
I think I know exactly how those poor jonquils feel! Can't wait to see you sporting Henley!
Posted by: Suzy | April 11, 2011 at 05:54 AM
Awesome! I can't wait to see the modeled shots!
Doing a sun dance for you. It's going to be dreary here too today, though tropically warm. It's heart breaking when dafs get smashed to the ground by rain, hail or snow. I usually pick the casualties and bring them inside.
Posted by: Manise | April 11, 2011 at 05:55 AM
That Henley looks great!
Posted by: Sarah H | April 11, 2011 at 06:37 AM
I love this sweater pattern, and as always, you paired it with the perfect yarn. The photo looks lush! We're going one day mixed sun/clouds, one day rain/snow spits. But the red winged black birds are coming back, so hope is there.
Posted by: jill | April 11, 2011 at 06:50 AM
Ooh, those buttons are perfect!
Posted by: Yarndude | April 11, 2011 at 07:12 AM
Beautiful blue yarn, and perfect little buttons. Can't wait to see it finished!
We've had a lousy spring here in Ohio, too. Yesterday was the first real "spring" day - sunny, temps in low 80s. We slept with open window for the first time this year. Today...rain...ugh...
Posted by: Laurie | April 11, 2011 at 07:19 AM
'Henleylovelyhenley' indeed! what gorgeous blues! Wishing you some Sunny Spring Days Soon!
Posted by: marianne | April 11, 2011 at 07:46 AM
I clicked on the picture so I could see that lovely blue fabric CLOSER! It'll be finished whenever it's finished. I wish you SUN, my friend.
Posted by: DebbieB | April 11, 2011 at 08:15 AM
God, that is BEAUTIFUL fabric. I can tell it's going to be another stunner. Yeah, Mother Nature.... she's really going through The Change, and she's not happy about it. Sigh.
Posted by: Norma | April 11, 2011 at 08:35 AM
All my daffs look like that, too. Poor things.
Your new sweater is FANTASTIC! Perfect fit, perfect yarn.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | April 11, 2011 at 08:44 AM
I hear you on the sun and photography difficulties. I do have daffodils finally, though!
Posted by: Carole | April 11, 2011 at 08:54 AM
Well, those pretty little flowers sure do look like they've been TRYING!! Sweater is intriguing!
Posted by: Vicki | April 11, 2011 at 09:43 AM
I can't wait to see you in your sweater!!
This has been trying Spring for sure this year!
Posted by: Kim | April 11, 2011 at 10:03 AM
I'm so proud of you for finishing that sweater! I'm sure you'll love wearing it during our weirdo semi-spring and long after that.
Btw, it looks like this will be a dry week. Hopefully, for y'all, too.
Posted by: Cookie | April 11, 2011 at 02:01 PM
Oh my, those daffs are so evocative. Exactly what you said: not a chance. Can't wait to see your photo shoot...it will also mean you had some sun to warm your soul.
Posted by: Laurie | April 11, 2011 at 02:29 PM
Oh, those poor flowers... Still no green here, although it's been wandering around from the low 50s to the low 70s for highs... and now I see snowflakes in the forecast, with a high of 41 for Friday.
Posted by: Chris | April 11, 2011 at 04:24 PM
It's really beautiful - worth the wait. I love the buttons too. Some things just want to be slow.
Posted by: Amy | April 11, 2011 at 04:51 PM
Love the Henley, and what a wonderful color :o)
Posted by: Joy | April 11, 2011 at 06:09 PM
What a beautiful blue! And such a fabulous job on the buttons! I hope you've had a chance to wear this lovely sweater.
Posted by: Lori on Little Traverse Bay | April 12, 2011 at 09:06 AM
Your sweater looks beautiful!
Our weather has just been odd this spring, and my only comlaint is that it's become the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of allergens...
Posted by: Kristin | April 15, 2011 at 07:02 PM