I adore this time of year. I love to garden nearly as much as I love yarn. I feel so peaceful and cheerful with my hands in good, rich earth and a soft breeze in my hair. Here in Iowa, the world is just beginning to wake up from the long, frigid sleep of winter. Our trees have the lightest of green halos, and only the hardiest of flowers have poked their faces above the ground. The crocus has come and gone, and the daffodils are just beginning.
The first daffodil to bloom in the Yarn Love woods.
I’m very blessed to have nearly 3/4 of an acre to work with. We purchased a lovely lot on a hilly and quiet cul-de-sac a little more than a year ago. In a few months, we’ll start building our new home and the Yarn Love Studio here. Until construction begins, we’re having lots of fun clearing brush and thorny bushes from our little woods and incorporating flowering trees, bushes, and wildflowers where ever possible.
It’s such a lovely thing to take a bag of 60 crocus bulbs and a hand trowel and plant them wherever the mood strikes. I went a bit crazy with the crocus, daffodil, and tulip bulbs last fall; now my flowers are just beginning to bloom. Today I planted 15 oriental lily bulbs – which should start flowering late this summer. These lilies grow wild in the ditches here, prompting many farmers to refer to them as “ditch lilies”.
Mixed in with the sweet scents of flower and warm breezes are showers – lots and lots of gray skies and rain. That’s a good thing for all the growing plants. Since flowers and rainy days are on my mind, this month’s limited-edition colorways embrace the juxtaposition of bright colors and dreary weather. Here’s a sneak peek at the pretties:
Coming later this week!
The Yarn Love Club members as always get first dibs on my limited-edition colors. As a member, they get a discount on their first skein every month, along with special members only sales & bonuses each quarter. Find out more right here.
I’ll catch up with you next week! Until then, I’m wishing a very happy, yarn & flower filled week!