Monday, April 16, 2012


Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in Cherry.    

I'm off for a few days, spending time with my family over Spring Break.  This sweater will be coming with me, as will its tweed cousin below.  All I have left are the sleeves and the bottom hem.

The Tweed cousin is also an amazing reddish-orange.  It's  A Rowan Yorkshire color that I couldn't leave in the shop.

Together, the two of these yarns will become a Planters Punch pattern.  Which may seem a little weird, having very different yarns in one design.  But one version is for summer, and the other will be for fall.  Really, if you think about it -- I'm just taking the pressure off of you guys.  Knit it whenever you want, right?  No rush.  Now, later, whenever.  DK is easy to find.  Both yarns needed to be involved in the name - because they are just so perfect for the drink - and I do think this pattern will lend itself to a little variation.  We'll see how it goes...
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In the background, the knitting calendar has me on Fall.   Rhinebeck begins next week.  It's actually already begun and is pretty far underway, but the knitting will start.  Which is crazy, since I went to the beach today.  In APRIL.  And it was hot enough to get sunburned.  The water however, was cold enough to hurt like a motherfucker (sorry).  But I know that for a fact because the bathrooms aren't open yet and the only way to pee at this particular beach was to actually venture IN the waves.  You have to go far out to get that deep in Massachusetts.  It took about a half hour before I felt my shins again.  No car coffee for me next time.

But do you know how weird it is to be on the beach when the leaves aren't even on the trees yet??  Crazypants.  So it's Summer in Spring, and Fall is already underway even though we're just hitting April Break.   Which makes me need a drink.

Tonight was a gin and tonic.  Leaving tomorrow, so no fancy ingredients are getting opened.

6 comments:

Seanna Lea said...

I grew up in southern Maine and I remember swimming in the ocean in the out season times. Nipple achingly cold!

janna said...

We had 'summer' a couple weeks ago, and for the last few days, it's actually felt more like fall -- chilly and damp. And today was incredibly windy -- 30 mph sustained winds for the whole 200+ miles from my mom's to Iowa City! Crazy, crazy weather....

Evelyn said...

With the 85 degree weather we had in NY yesterday, the beach sounds like a dream! Rhinebeck? You are good! Happy travels.

Kristen said...

You sure are a sassypants today! Ha!

Have a great vacation!

Hilary said...

It's going to be really neat seeing the design unfold in two different yarns at the same time. Very cool!

Hope you're having a fun vaca!

Patty said...

Can't wait to see this!