It's starting to feel like maybe, just maybe, spring is here to stay on the west coast. The situation is getting rather dire for local farmers, many of whom have rain-flooded fields still unplanted. Hopefully the weather will dry up and they'll be able to get crops into the ground soon.
I haven't had a lot of time to knit this past week. Here is a close-up view of the red sock I'm working on, with the bit of progress I've managed to make since the last photo.
You can see the Channel Islands cast-on and garter stitch cuff in this picture. The cuff looks a bit funny unstretched, but I really like it once it's on a leg. The ribbing on the rest of the leg will hold the sock up, and the cuff can just look pretty!
Here is a picture of a cute project bag I picked up at The Websters in Ashland, Oregon at spring break.
I'm planning to make some more like this one out of some of the fabrics I bought in Ashland. Like this one, they are quite thick, kind of like canvas, and should work really nicely, without needing to be lined.
And finally, there is a very sweet knitting story that's worth reading - Kate, one of my favourite knit bloggers, linked to it from her site, and the full story is here. If you don't follow Kate's blog, I strongly recommend it. I find her to be a very inspiring knitter, designer, blogger, and person. This story is about one of her patterns and the power of ravelry and I think it's very cool.