15 Mar Weird Weather
I’m trying really hard to not be freaked out by this nagging feeling that winter didn’t actually happen this year – I’m grieving the loss of wearing-time for all the warm and wooly winter garments that I didn’t even have time to make! This is, of course, somewhat soothed by the fact that the weather has been gorgeous here in Peterburg as of late. Case in point: last Sunday afternoon, after work, I joined my friends for a pint of beer on a patio. A patio! And this Sunday’s forecast, according to Environment Canada, is calling for a high of 21C. Holy cats!
This means that, for once, the summer yarns are arriving when people are actually motivated to start thinking about summer, and a short-sleeved summer top started now could actually be finished with plenty of time for wear *this* year.
I’ve had my eye on this little number from Berroco’s new book #319 Linsey Geometry:
I love the U-shape, and the fact that you could either knit it in one of the self-striping Linsey colourways, or use multiple solids to make your own “U” stripes…
Though, we also just received a whole bunch Berroco’s Pure Pima, a DK-weight 100% cotton in plenty of bright summery colours:
This pattern caught my attention recently, “Corsica” by Norah Gaughan, knit in Pure Pima, though I think I might make it with short-sleeves…
(The pattern is from Berroco’s e-book of 8 patterns knit in Pure Pima cotton which you can download FOR FREE from their website here!)
But that research is going to be put temporarily on hold because we just got a shipment in this morning of Malabrigo’s new sport/DK-weight Aroyo yarn, 100% superwash merino in a generous 300 metre skein of handdyed deliciousness…
So, I’m pretty much going to spend the rest of my afternoon cruising Ravelry for patterns to use for this… I’ll let you know what I find!