And the daffodils are bravely pushing out in Calderstones Park.
And Sponge is back, prowling the neighbourhood looking for the perfect sunshine soaked spot to have an afternoon nap.
I'm delighting in blue skies and the colour green right now, so when I saw this new shawl pattern by Karie Westermann, I immediately purchased it and dug out my skein of Rowan Fine Art 4ply. It's full of peacock colours and will go really nicely with a skein of deep teal Titus in the colourway Eccup. And the pattern? It's called Byatt and is absolutely gorgeous, inspired not only by the author but this particular novel, which is quite simply my favourite novel of the 21st century so far. How could I not immediately cast on?
I'm digging out some copper beads to maybe add to the lace section at the end. In the meantime, the first part - which is all garter stitch - is nearly done!