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:

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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:

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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!)

Still pondering potential projects for Sirdar’s Baby Bamboo…
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And Debbie Bliss’s Eco-Baby Organic Fair-Trade cotton…
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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…
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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!

  • Erin-Kate
    Posted at 17:41h, 15 March Reply

    Ooh I love pure pima. I always struggle with making cotton garments though, they can end up being too heavy. I love the second sweater though!

    • needlesinthehay
      Posted at 18:09h, 20 March Reply

      I know what you mean about the heaviness of cotton. I’m keen to try knitting a full garment in the Baby Bamboo just to see how it compares… I’ll be sure to report back. 🙂

  • LoriAngela
    Posted at 11:47h, 17 March Reply

    We have had quite a bit of snow this year on the West Coast, and daily hail in the past week. Weird and freaky.

    • needlesinthehay
      Posted at 18:10h, 20 March Reply

      yikes! We’re looking at humidex temperatures for the next couple days here – I don’t know what to WEAR, let alone what to KNIT!

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