Tuesday February 19th 2013, 12:31 am
Filed under: Knit,Life

Our beautiful spring weather–it was 72F on Saturday–is gone. Alaska who pushed it away and it’ll get back to us later.

I woke up this morning and refused to believe it and put on two layers of 3/4 sleeves, the second a fairly warm sweater and only because I had to.

That should do it.

But no.  I got out the wool knee-highs.  It’s not winter! Stop it! Do you see the green on that plum tree? (Embiggen photo. Squint hard.) Does that not insist spring? I did not pull my get-well afghans over me, although I should have.

A few hours later, still unwilling to concede but being just too chilled to knit and finding that motivation to get up and do something about it, I went and got a handknit hat and that helped too for awhile. But.

And then at last I put on my fingerless gloves, but it was a little hard to maneuver silk around wood in them–ergo, I took my thumb out and pushed them back onto my wrists. Full length sleeves now! There you go!

This particular pair of the several I’ve been gifted with has thumb gussets and they did look odd dangling off my wrists like the back of a raptor’s claw, but hey–not only was I visually reminded with every stitch of my own of all the people who have knitted to make me happy, by golly I was finally warm at last.

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I hope the sudden cold doesn’t damage your fruit trees!

Comment by Jody 02.19.13 @ 6:06 am

I went to the hand therapist and was explaining that I can get around work with this thumb joint but I really missed knitting.

“Oh, is that important to you?”

I sat there in my lopi sweater, my wool rose covered scarf, my cashmere hat and just stared at her. (I was really cold that day, so I had the other pieces of clothing one would normally have on also. 🙂 )


Comment by Afton 02.19.13 @ 6:11 am

I so hate to hear this. We will get the same weather tomorrow–starting off cloudy today, with the wind ahead of the cold front and rain expected. I am just getting a good start on my Arizona tan.

Comment by sherry in idaho 02.19.13 @ 8:04 am

yup, that Alaska storm is headed our way too — we’re supposed to get up to 6 inches of snow — I’d complain, but we desperately need the moisture, so I’ll just hole up with my projects!

glad you had enough knitwear on hand to warm up in (grin!)

Comment by bev 02.19.13 @ 8:43 am

Turn up your thermostat

Comment by Dad 02.19.13 @ 9:47 am

It has been wacky weather here also,yesterday in the 40’s and today snow and wind chill in the belows. Wind howling like a banshi.Hand knits and blankets for sure , tea and soup too.

Comment by kris 02.19.13 @ 9:58 am

Hey, I hate to tell you this, but this is the month of FEBRUARY! It is still winter. The first day of spring this year is March 20 — a day early by my reckoning. Amalie and I were married the first day of spring, 3/21/70.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.19.13 @ 10:13 am

I don’t need the green on the tree – the grass tells a good story all by itself!

Stay warm. It was a minus teens and twenties wind chill day here, but sunny as all get out and so I felt warm (mostly).

Comment by twinsetellen 02.19.13 @ 10:15 pm

Oh yes! Rainy, windy, and cold up here, too. I never took my rain jacket off all day. Sat in my car at lunch and pondered my list for Stitches. See you soon!

Comment by DebbieR 02.19.13 @ 10:59 pm

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