Everything is sprouting and budding and reaching and blooming around here. We've had a stretch of some nice weather and I've been stalking the yard, poking around and seeing what new beauties have popped their heads up.
I love this time of year, the bugs aren't bad and the humidity is low. We brought the outdoor furniture up this past weekend and I've been enjoying my quiet time outside all week long.
I enjoy having my morning time on the deck for as many months as I can...it just feels like a sanctuary when I'm outside in the early morning hours. The birds are singing, the trees are slowly swaying and for just a while, it's a piece of heaven.
I've also been enjoying my pleated ballet flats. They are so comfy and perfect for skitting about the house. I've been toying with adding suede soles or puffy paint on the bottom for traction, but so far it's not been a problem to just wear them the way they are with nothing on the soles. I run around all winter in my socks and this feels just the same to me. Thanks to everyone with their help on my 'hole' issues.
It was the wraps that were tripping me up and this time when I came around to them on the heels, I hid them and all is good! I knit this pair in Ella Rae classic wool and that was a great choice as they were experimental and I didn't want to screw up an expensive yarn. So, far they have held their shape and aren't stretching out at all. It may have been a good choice for durability too! I barely used one skein and so I'm thinking that I could double the yarn on the soles for a bit of cushion and still get two pairs out of one skein. I'll keep you posted...I've got another set on the needles now.
Oh, and they fit perfectly in my crocs, which is what I keep by the door for slipping out into the yard when I feel the need to poke about! I couldn't resist taking a garden shot while I was out traipsing the flower beds. I checked to make sure my neighbors weren't around...that's all they'd need to see - me taking a picture of my slippered feet in the garden. Well, I was so busy checking for my neighbors that I totally didn't notice the garter snake who slithered right by me in his hasty escape. You should have seen me! Now, that would have really given my neighbors something to talk about! oh. my. Have a great week friends and don't forget to check all your surroundings before attempting any photo shoots!