There are signs:
**most of the snow has finally gone; what is left is the stuff that is insulated by all the dirt that covers it.
**The robins no longer look confused and lost.
**Our cats that do not step foot outside the door once cold weather hits have ventured out once or twice.
**Our little Westie has decided she does not need to come back in after only two minutes outside.
I found a pattern for a colourful gecko, and thought how nice it would be if I could make up a couple and attach them to the front of my porch's railing. Of course, after suggesting this to my daughter, the idea was quickly and vehemently shot down. I may still do it, right after I make up some budgies that I purchased the pattern for and wanted to make to put in our little tree. A few years ago...
So, what am I working on? A friend in one online group I belong to suggested a crochet along, and thought this time I might just try it. So, each week, we are crocheting 4 squares from this tunisian throw pattern at Lionbrand. Not only will I have a new throw for my living room (if I do stick with it and actually finish it!) but I am learning new stitches. And getting ideas, some of these would make nice dishcloths and potholders!
We start the next square pattern on Monday, I have one square finished for this week, three to go. Something tells me I may not finish all 4 by tomorrow. :)