Spring is finally here! Although it’s been feeling like spring since February? But that’s Texas weather for you. Today I was
planting flowers I’d purchased three weeks ago tending to my garden and noticed a lovely Texas bluebonnet blooming.
I have a brown thumb, so I wanted to capture this moment before it dies next week. ::insert inspirational thoughts about flowers and spring here::
This weekend was pretty great. My friends and I decided to check out SXSW on Saturday. I don’t go to SXSW every year, but when I do, it’s always fantastic. I think my fondest SXSW was in 2011, when Brother and I attended the Foo Fighters documentary premiere Back and Forth, and Dave Grohl was RIGHT ACROSS THE THEATER eating POPCORN and it was CRAZINESS. That was also the year we waited in line for five hours to get into the MTV Woodie Awards just so we could watch the Foo Fighters perform one song.*
This year my friends and I took a more chill approach to SXSW, but we still had a blast. They are all artistic people and I feel more inspired to create just being around them. We also caught some really good shows. I’d been feeling burned out on shows lately but Saturday refreshed my palate, I think. My friend and I caught this one band called Happy Meals, and it was such a fun set. But I’m hesitant to look them up now because I’m afraid they won’t sound as amazing when I’m sober.
Now that it’s spring and I’m wrapping up my pincushion project (the review will be ready this week!), I’m already eyeing more projects to add to my queue. After my test is done, of course.**
Wool and the Gang has all these awesome free patterns, and I’m eyeing this one for spring. REAL TALK – I would nix the fringe though.
I love this cardi by Two of Wands. It would be a perfect transitional piece for the approximately two cooler days I can expect this spring.
Ditto on this shawl. It’s so cute! I can wear it to work so I won’t freeze to death in my cube.
Finally, I want to make this:
I wish I had known about Fancy Tiger Crafts when I visited Denver two years ago, because I would have been ALL UP IN THAT. I really have been wanting to go back to Denver because Rocky Mountains, the crepes place, Garden of the Gods, it’s amazing, etc etc etc, so this is just another reason to visit, right? Anyway, I got a little sidetracked…this top is really cute and versatile, and it’s supposed to be beginner friendly. I really want to make it.
And also move to Denver.
I need to be responsible so I should probably sleep. Good night!
*I’m very done with waiting in line for hours and hating my life, but I’m really glad I did it then and have those memories.
** I splurged on a review course so my attitude has gone from “I’m going to fail” to “I might pass, maybe!”