So yesterday I went running in the park near my house. I don’t even know how to describe how beautiful it was but suffice it to say it was sunny and warm. People were walking dogs and playing catch with their kids. Picnics were being eaten and ice cream trucks were welcomed. It was divine. This morning I wake up to this:
I am so confused. How am I supposed to keep the seasons straight when they mess with my head? Yesterday I was wearing short sleeves and open toed shoes. Open toed shoes!
I have always had a problem with adjusting to the seasons and mostly when it concerns fashion. Blame it on my Hawaiian upbringing. I didn’t own a coat until college. I wore the same clothes all year round without thought to color or fabric. I almost never wore socks (except for that time in the late 80’s when it was really popular to wear gap t-shirts and matching socks–I was all over that trend.) Now, I have been living with the seasons for a good time now, you would think I have gotten the hang of it. But how do you get the hang of something that is so fickle and inconstant?
As for knitting, I also haven’t quite gotten the hang of seasonally appropriate projects. My newest project, the Justina dress, has fall written all over it. Alpaca wool, olive green color, did i mention knitted dress…and here I sit, knitting away at a project that by the time it is done, will look a tad silly to wear outside.
I am almost done with the first half of the skirt. I am loving the pattern so far and the yarn…
I am in love with Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The color I am working with is really hard to get an accurate photo of but hopefully this picture gives you an idea of what it looks like. In person the color is a bit deeper, there are hints of rust and yellow that make the olive green base richer. The yarn is soft and produces a great warm fabric. Like I said, this whole project is the very definition of a fall knit.
I am tempted to keep it on the needles but slow down the progress a bit. I am really enjoying knitting it but I also want new stuff to wear for spring. I long for short sleeved tops made with skinny needles. I even have an idea for an original design rolling around in my head that I am itching to try. But what if ignoring Justina leads to its demise? Argh. So what do I do folks, press on?