I thought that this Lavender plant was dead! But this year it has come back to life.

Saturday evening our computer was hit by some nasty Mal-ware.  It put an abrupt halt to a knitting pattern I was working on and it seemed to put a real hitch into my life.

Sophie

Suddenly I was disconnected from the world.

I had just started the new KAL – Edging the Pink and there were a couple of problems that I couldn’t answer or fix immediately…..  My husband and I would be talking and then want go to the computer to check on a fact or confirm an article and we couldn’t!…..  I couldn’t work on any patterns or edit any pictures or even blog and share my frustration with what was happening.  It was a very weird three days.  How much of our lives now centers around this machine and the activities it holds!

On the bright side – I did get a lot of knitting done.  I will hopefully be painting the shell for the summer workshop this weekend.  I only have a sleeve left!

I also cleaned and dusted my dresser.  No biggie right….. but this dresser was piled with four months (since Sophie arrived) of junk.  Everything that I could not figure where to put to keep out of Sophie’s reach was on that dresser!

When I opened up my E-mail after the three days there was an E-mail from Rowan.  I had won a Highly Commended Award for my submission to their Olympic Design Competition.  Would I like a years Subscription to the magazine?!  Yes please!  Good things do come to those who wait!

We did not go for any long walks this last weekend.  Sophie had been spayed the Monday before and was not allowed to do any major walking yet.

Sophie is pretty much full-grown now though she might put on a little muscle as she matures.

This weekend we hope to get some good walking in.  Sophie really needs it – she has so much energy – and so do we, it helps to keep us sane and connected.  We did go on two walks the Sunday before.  One to Hemer Park and one to Woodstream Park.

This tree that was growing from this trunk at Woodstream was cut down many years ago. It must have been a very old tree as this trunk is at least 6 feet in diameter, The center is hollow and is only an outline of the tree that once was. It is slowing being absorbed back into the Earth and is home to many plants.

Woodstream is just down the hill from us and we walk there quite often.  We do not need to drive to it and the hill on the way home is a great workout!  It is a pretty little park and is home to on of my favorite Spring sights.  There is a gorgeous grove of Japanese Cherry trees that bloom profusely every Spring.  The Grove is absolutely gorgeous!

At various times I have seen Deer in Woodstream, once, after a snowfall, a Grey Heron perched up in a tree, and over the years, many flowers, berries and greenery!  There always seems to be something different to see each time I walk through the park!

The painting project in the wings, I am not quite halfway through the edging. I hope to have this one finished in the next month. It will be a large triangular shawl.

Happy Knitting

Lynette