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An Observation (And Winners)

March 13, 2012

Many things have been said about Knitters and Crocheters, but what seems to be our true nature, what is said time and time again (sometimes kindly and sometimes indicating that we may indeed be crazy) is that we are a sensory bunch.

We love the sound of needles clicking.

We think a new color is the bee’s knees.

The smell of wool delights.

The feel of cotton makes us stash away yet more yarn.

It’s our senses that play a large part of our being Knitters and Crocheters. And it’s the same things we all love about spring.

We love the sound of birds singing.

We think tulips, daffodils and pretty much any flower or color after the long winter is a little slice of perfection; they’re simply to make us smile.

The smell of fresh sheets, the spring breeze, and thunderstorms are perfect perfumes.

And we adore the feel of dirt in our hands as we plan this year’s garden.

It’s great to be a crafter; the question is do other people appreciate all those little sensory details? Or are we just more in tune?

And now for our winners!

Jessica: “My favourite thing about spring is lilacs blooming! I never pass up an opportunity to bury my face in them!”

Christine (farmgroupie on ravelry): “Cherry blossoms in DC. There’s absolutely no contest in this part of the world!” and

Shannon: “My favorite part of spring is when the weather is warm enough so my girls and I can go outside and play! They love the outdoors and can’t get enough of it!”

Congratulations all! And thank you to all the Spud & Chloë Pals for participating.

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To end this post I just wanted to mention Alison Stewart-Guinee’s latest pattern, the Three Kittens Mittens.

These adorable mittens are part of a collection of animal mittens including: Rascal Raccoon Mitts and The Fantastic Mittster Fox knit in Spud & Chloë Fine.

All three patterns are also inspired by classic children’s literary works. Reading and knitting, a winning combo.

Take care Spud & Chloë Pals!


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