i am a fan of winter. i love the cold, i love the atmosphere, i love rugging up in woollens, i love the fashions, i love the knitting. i love that its not hot. but today, im sick of it. its been surprisingly cold here by the coast this year, lots of wind whipping up from the southern snow fields, and its like razor blades against my face. my skin is all red and itchy and flakey and dried out, my hair is frizzy, my lips are chapped, my joints creak, and i feel cold all the way inside my bones. and it doesnt even get that cold here, relatively speaking. and it does get hot. horrible scorching fire-inducing hot, where you cant move for fear of expiring. and thats even when you live here:
but today, i would give anything for it to be hot like that. if i dont get warm on the inside soon i am going to crack and fall apart. lucky for me, i have something new to wear to get me through whatever this last bit of winter throws at us. i cast off the sleeves of (the aply named) ‘summer solstice’ last night and sewed in all the ends:
then it had a bath
and is now stretched across the dining table. i think im pretty happy with it. i will be really happy if it blocks nice and loose and drapey like the swatch did, and if the reverse stocking stich rows prevent curled up edges.
i will have proper photos on the weekend, when i wear it to Stitch and Bitch. Pretty good timing all around, really!