Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring Festivities

It's spring! Hooray! We went to the Mall on Saturday, which was swarming with people wanting to see the cherry blossoms. Not that that was the only game in town though, cuz the Smithsonian also had their kite festival:There was a nice breeze going (though not strong enough to blow the blossoms away), and the kite flyers were out in force. There was even a turtle kite:
The Tidal Basin was packed with people as always (人山人海!) , though they had replaced parking spaces with shuttle service to cut down on the number of cars. Even with the congestion, it's always worth the trip, especially when the weather is fine.
I took the opportunity to have a little yarn photo shoot. That's right, people from other places, Washingtonians pose yarn on trees. Here's some merino for my ISE6 pal's scarf.

And the Pomatomus sock wanted a close up too.

I got tired of the lace pattern after the leg (knitting through the back loop all the time was annoying) and I decided on simple stocking stitch for the foot. The sock may only be half Pomatomus, but it's all tweed, all the time :D


Jinann said...

Love how your knitting and yarn enjoys the cherry blossoms just as much as we all do! The sock looks great!

Jill L said...

Love the spring pics and your many socks you have knit recently!