weeping cherry 1It happened so suddenly! First there were the forsythias and the daffodils, but then I noticed that the privets along Ferry Road in Sag Harbor were greening, and the willow tree at Long Beach was bright yellow-green. And then, here in my yard, the little weeping cherry tree popped open overnight.

Spring, finally. Any mood I had has lifted.

I haven’t been in a bad mood; rather, I’ve been in a pondering mood. It’s helped to be able to go outside into this blue and pink and yellow and green riot of color. The Sundara Aran Silky Merino yarn I’m knitting with, which is an intense green yellow color called Viridescence, is also bringing light and life to my world. I have a long, long way to go on this shawl. It will be on the needles when the wisteria blooms, I’m sure.

hawthorne 2

In the rest of my world, the first skeins of yarn from The Great White Bale are beginning to make landfall. I can’t wait to hear what the Explorers are going to knit with their first yarn (I might have a little something to toss into the boat, too)! I love this project of Clara’s, and I love being on this side of it – helping her, and getting to know all the adventurous Armchair Travelers and Explorers along the way.