I’m not sure if I’m dreaming or if I’m having a nightmare. This morning the thermometer read 9 degrees. Those are Farenheit degrees, just to be clear. Wind chill tonight is predicted to be double digits below zero.
And yet this little guy insists that spring is virtually here, proclaiming he is too sexy for his winter feathers, and it is time to show off his bright yellow dating wardrobe.
I am not too sexy for my new cowl, Massive, pattern for which is Decibella by Gale Zucker and yarn for which is by Classic Elite and me (Waterlily, cable plyed 4 strands of this Aran weight yarn into one super-bulky yarn). In this weather, it is good to look
Someone else may feel sexy in another recent FO, Impossible Dreams. Stats: pattern - Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mays, yarns are Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (gray, 100% wool) and Frog Tree Merino Melange (pink, 100% merino wool). I knit the medium, and while it fits, it just barely does. I don’t do much pink, either, so I’m thinking this is likely to be a charity hat.
And I have yet one more FO to share. This is my Fiber Fusion class project, knit out of various handspun yarns and one skein of fat and funky art yarn. Mostly knit on size 13’s, but I accidentally picked up an 11 and did most of one sleeve so I just repeated that on the other. The yarns include my handspun Nora (a TargheeX sheep whose fleece I bought at the 2011 Shepherd’s Harvest), samples of handspun Shetland, Black Welsh Mountain and Wensleydale, and a Steven Be Exclusive Handspun, created by Ruby Slippers Studio out of wool, alpaca, fabric, metallic thread, polyester, acrylic, nylon, sequins, mohair, silver, glitz, angeline, and rubber butterflies. Because glitz AND sequins weren’t quite enough.
The process was and the result is exhilarating. I explained the process in a prior blog post. The result is going to be in a showing of Steven’s work at Third Place Gallery in Minneapolis which opens this weekend. (Yes, I do work well to a deadline.)
I could use the sweater at home to wrap up in and keep warm this weekend - we won’t see anything like real spring temperatures for quite sometime.
I won’t be the only one happy for their arrival.