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...
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.