Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

This isn't what it usually looks like around here on March 17 but this is what greeted me this morning as Iwalked out my front door.  What you can't see is the snow continuing to fall at a good clip as I made my way to the car.

And then down Locust Street.  Look how much lighter it was once I got into Philadelphia.  You're supposed to plant your peas today but I don't think we're going to get there.

And in the Here We Go Again category, clothing division, I went wedding dress fabric shopping with Kate yesterday. 

This is the colors and fabric she chose.  The green will be the underdress and the lace (which has sequins all over it) will be on top.  We've made this dress before.  When Kate went to the ROTC ball in high school she chose this dress pattern and we made it in an ice blue color with a sparkly overdress.  It is a perfect style for her and this color will look lovely.  There's plenty of time until the wedding in October but I think I'd like to get it done before the heat of the summer sets in (if it ever stops snowing!).
I made 6 loaves of soda bread Saturday.  We ate one right away after it came out of the oven.  I only make this once a year and it is so delicious. I used dried cranberries in place of raisins because we like them better.  
And it may be all white and grey and brown outside but look at the lovely bright spring-like colors in this yarn.  It's one of Zen Yarn Garden's artwalk yarns.  It's Monet's Roses and the colors are just so pleasing to the eye and it's so soft and squishy (merino/cashmere/nylon blend) that it's such a pleasure just to touch.

It may be St Patrick's Day but that doesn't make it a holiday here.  I have a busy Monday ahead of me as long as my clients can make it in for their appointments.  It's 8:15 and no one has called to cancel so I guess we're on for the morning.  Happy Monday everyone!


amy said…
Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's not a thing I celebrate, but I hope you enjoyed yours, after the snowy day. No snow here, but cold. Nothing is sprouting. I can't imagine planting anything right now.
DrK said…
so many memories on your blog today, i was in transit i think, on the train from charlottesville to philadelphia this time last year. not long and i will be there again and i cant wait. that dress is going to be gorgeous.
Galad said…
Love the fabrics for the dress. It should be lovely.

We were at 90 degrees yesterday for St. Patrick's Day! Had me thinking I should drag my shorts out. Fortunately, today we dropped down about 10 degrees.
Saren Johnson said…
Flowers will come. It takes time.
Roxie said…
You have had much more than your fair share of winter! I agree that it's a bit too chilly to be planting peas.

The wedding dress will be lovely, and having made it once before, you know what to expect. I've been watching that wedding dress show and saying, "What is wrong with these people that they will spend thirty five thousand dollars on a dress they will wear only once?" And some of those dresses look so slutty that I can't imagine a father being willing to walk down the aisle with the bride.

Your knitting is so bright and cheering. Good for you! And wish I could have been there to help with the soda bread. Hope your Easter will be more pleasant than St. Paddy's Day.
Rose Red said…
Another wedding dress! I love the fabrics, that green is fabulous.

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