Spring has sprong

’twas a beautiful day today, mild, sth like +5C with sun and clouds. Big patches of grass are appearing between the snow banks. Unfortunately I had to go to the dentist, but nothing too bad.

Took the opportunity to hop over to the Lee Valley to pick up some replacement trays we’d ordered for our mini greenhouses, the Ikea to get some shelf brackets (these are for the bedroom, to install a window sill) and candles, and to the Michael’s to get some felt for the tiger’s dead fish hat (the felt’s for the eyes) and some pins for blocking. I also found a tie dye kit I couldn’t pass up. I want to try that for yarn painting, esp. the cotton that my acid dyes won’t work on. Mhmmm, now I can’t wait to get back to yarn dyeing. But first, more shelf staining.

At least I kicked the monkey off my chest and finished the frelling newsletter, and if my betas don’t find anything fantastically wrong with it, it goes public tomorrow. Someone remind me again why I volunteer for these things?

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Road trip

Went to Perth today with friends (one of whom brought her adorable 2 year old going on eight). Had lunch at the Fiddlehead in Code’s Mill, bought fresh coffee from the local roastery; and then us four girls hit Janie H Knits, the little one racing around the isles and aquiring her first piece of stash by way of a pair of dark manga eyes, the adults swooning over the selection and spending way too much money. But I came home with treasures. And I found the yarn for the dead fish hat the tiger requested (yes, there are weird patterns out there). All around a beautiful day in the face of some really grey weather with a mix of wet snow and rain.

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