Yesterday it was windy and cold - but it didn't snow. Glory and I went for a mile walk at the nearby fish hatchery. On the shaded left side of the road not showing in the picture, there is still some snow. Little by little spring is winning the battle.
We're overdue for some spring weather, but the snowflakes are whirling around in the air today. Even though it's a little above freezing, there is a cold wind and there isn't much thawing going on.
It's perfect knitting weather, but I haven't felt like knitting much this week.
Before I started Stitches of Violet, a break in knitting hardly rated a second thought. Last night I sat down and read a paperback mystery cover to cover and had to assure myself it was an OK thing to do even if I wasn't going to have any knitting content for today's blog. I need to continuously remind myself that there is no reason this blog should be altering the way I choose to spend my days.
Do other knitting bloggers struggle with this?
Knitting on the Lavold Silky Tweed sweater is feeling like an endurance contest instead of a pleasure. I do not like knitting with cotton yarn, especially lumpy cotton yarn that splits. It's getting so I can't pick it up without thinking dire thoughts about my yarn buying decision.
I am determined to finish the sweater. I will finish the sweater. I hope it's nicer to wear than it is to knit.
On a brighter side, I've started knitting the Backyard Leaves scarf from Scarf Style using Knitpick's Andean Silk. Andean Silk is the complete opposite of Lavold Silky Tweed. It's soft, smooth, fun to feel, easy to knit, and I'm loving it.