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A Spring Linkity

Filed under: Linkity — Kristi at 8:28 am on Monday, April 11, 2011

Very First Plum Blossoms

While the temps around here have been pretty good at saying “spring” for a while, it hasn’t felt it. But, the plum tree which usually blooms about mid-March, a good two months ahead of our average last frost date has finally started to bloom. Just a teeny bit. I’m guessing it is the lack of moisture that has slowed its flowering. But a later bloom means a much better chance that we’ll have a good crop of plums come late August. Given it’s usually early bloom I just never feel like spring has arrived until that tree flowers. Isn’t it pretty with the morning light on it?

Did you do something to keep your feather in the air and feed your creative spirit this weekend? Our weekend involved two outings with friends (one expected and one a happy accident), knitting lace, baking and taking photographs - pretty much everything a weekend should involve! Well, it maybe could have included a bit more sleep or a soak in a hot tub. But not too shabby!


  • I had an aunt who overdid the bunny thing for me so crafty linkity are a bit rough right now as most are focusing on Easter crafts, but this bunny I still like. Plus, it is a great excuse to show off your vintage hankies for a bit.
  • Despite my bunny aversion, I can’t help but find thess needle felted peeps too adorable for words. Frankly, they are much better than real peeps, IMHO.
  • And, a DK Pattern spotting - Robin knit in record time the small fingering weight version of my Kate shawl in a gorgeous color of Pagewood Farm yarn (see project page on Ravelry).



Okay, I must crack the whip! More baking to do and photos to process and yet more lace knitting to do and perhaps even some additional lace charting. It is a busy day ahead!

I hope you have a great start of your week!


Comment by Amanda

April 11, 2011 @ 9:29 am

I love this photo. It’s another candidate for my dining room. At this point…it’s possible that you have four (one for each season) that I could have framed and hung side by side. Then the room wouldn’t be too seasonal right? I mean, I’d be covering all my bases;-)

Comment by mrspao

April 11, 2011 @ 9:34 am

I think I really ought to make some strawberry almond granola!

Comment by CindyCindy

April 11, 2011 @ 10:14 am

Another fun and informative linkety post!!!

Comment by Jeanne

April 11, 2011 @ 11:08 am

We took our new pup for a walk at the Loveland Sculpture Park. What a wonderful setting. The daffodils, hyacinth and trees were all in bloom. That certainly fed the creative side. Of course there was knitting but there is always knitting. Love the link to the bunnies made from vintage hankerchiefs. I have lots. May need to make some for the Easter dinner table.

Comment by cyndy

April 14, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

LOVE those little hankie bunnies!! Thanks for the linkety! Off to make one now!

Comment by Neuroknitter

April 15, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

Lovely image!! The rich, warm tones in the background are wonderful! I’m glad the tree is finally blooming!

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