They worked up so quickly and easily that I am thrilled with that sock yarn. It was nice because I made a pair of socks with some cotton/wool blend yarn that I received in a yarn swap some years ago and they are a bit harsh. Maybe they'll be nicer after washing them a few times.
The prognosticating rodents (groundhogs) in the area all predicted an early spring, but this has been a bit ridiculous and unexpected. The weather has been so unseasonably warm the past week. Some people have even started their syrup/ sap collecting. We discussed it, but decided to wait. The last time we put our spiles in early, we had a great start, but once the daytime temperatures drop to below freezing the tree starts to heal. So instead of having to re-drill holes, we're waiting and hoping that we get some colder weather to stop the sap running for now. Then we can tap our trees later in the season.
It was warm enough to hand out a laundry, albeit a small load. That blanket is beloved by Dion kitty. He wasn't impressed that it was shiny clean and smelled all fresh and outdoorsy. He gave it a long stare and then had to be enticed on to it before he settled down for his nap.