First, let me wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. (And a happy birthday to my SIL, Jenn!).
We normally don’t do anything for St. Pat’s around here. But the other day, I took down the snowflake decoration I had hanging from my Welcome sign. It’s too early to put up the hanging basket that lives there in the warm weather, and it needed something. I thought a shamrock would be just the thing and hit the Dollar store. I left it a bit too late though, and there wasn’t much left. All I managed to find was a foil shamrock garland. I cut a few of the shamrocks off, and tied them to the hook on the sign
It’s not quite what I had in mind, but it did the trick! Of course, there was still almost the whole garland left so I hung it between our living room and dining room.
It’s such a silly little thing, but seeing it hanging there has been so cheering this last week! I think I need garlands for all the holidays!
In other green news, one of potted shamrocks is going gangbusters too.
As you may recall, I keep these guys outside in the summer (I have burgundy ones too), but they do fantastic as houseplants as long as they get enough light.
Now… to the fluffy bits…
No Burton… not your fluffy bits! (as cute as you are). Right now I mean the knitting.
Does it look much longer than the last time I showed you? It is. But not as much as it should be. At first I was really good, putting the requisite four rows on it every night before working on everything else. Then things got hectic and I was barely knitting at all. Then when I did have time to knit, I just wanted to work on happy striped socks.
But I need to get back to those four rows each night. It’s the only way Im ever going to get through this one. And I’m determined to do it. Then I promise never, ever, ever to buy mohair again. I love the fabric, but it’s certainly not a thrill to knit with!