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Delusions of Springtime (and a winner!)

Retail therapy

I should have known this would happen.  It’s practically a given.  If I’m going to spend a week being under the weather and stuck in the house, then as soon as I feel well, I am going to take myself to the nearest shopping center and do a little damage to my wallet.  The more colorfully the better.

Something about being ill on the cusp of spring… By March I have already had more brown and gray than I can stand, but fever and congestion bring a whole new dimension to the colorlessness I already feel.  It’s inevitable that I will bounce in the other direction as soon as humanly possible.  Last year, I emerged on the other side of the early April stomach bug with a loud pair of pajama pants.  Today I postponed my morning routine and dropped $30 at Old Navy, where I bought two t-shirts and 3 pairs of shoes in bright Spring colors.

Retail therapy

Matchy-matchy colors, I might add. Two new pairs of shoes to match the two new shirts.

Retail therapy

And one new pair to match the shirt I had on.  Are you feeling that Spring feeling yet?  I totally am.  Still, it’s really not spring here in New Jersey, technically-speaking.  There are no flowers in sight, no buds on the trees, and no real greenery anywhere.  The average temperature during a Jersey March is 39 degrees.  Which brings me to this…

Stripey Tubular Scarf

It’s still scarf weather, folks.  And you know, I am just desperate enough to see the end of winter that I can’t bring myself to wear the heavy gear I’ve been sporting for the last few months, even if it is still technically required.  I want to believe warmer days are imminent.  You can’t wear a heavy Winter coat and a wool neckwarmer when spring is right around the corner.  You just can’t.

Stripey Tubular Scarf

Call it denial, if you want.  I call it optimism 😉  And I think it requires a festive Spring scarf to go with my green vest.

For the curious, I made this tubular scarf on the 24-peg blue Knifty Knitter.  Each end involves 8 rows in a K2 P2 rib, and the rest of it is done in stockinette, 4 rows of each color.  I used Patons Classic Wool and Lion Brand Lion Wool from my stash.  A good project to keep me busy while I was nursing my flu.

Stripey Tubular Scarf

For everyone else – all of you who have been reading along so patiently, waiting for me to stop yapping about the weather and just divulge the winner already – the time has come.   I visited to help me choose a comment on my last post, and the winner of Christi Freisen’s fun new book Polymer Clay and Mixed Media – Together at Last is commenter #11Iris Mishly!  Congratulations, Iris.  I’ll drop you a line shortly so I can get your shipping information and get the book in the mail to you this week!

For those of you who didn’t win but would still like a copy of the book, I’ve got more in stock here.  Until Midnight on Friday, mention the blog in the comments section of the shopping cart, and if your order includes a copy of Christi’s book, I’ll give you 10% off that order.  Just my little way of thanking you for hanging around here and reading my ramblings.  Enjoy!

And Happy Spring!  It’s almost here.  I am sure of it.


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8 thoughts on “Delusions of Springtime (and a winner!)

  1. yay! so happy!

    See what iris mishly has been blogging about: Polymeri Online 5.3.09

  2. aaahhh shucks. happy spring—coming.

  3. you and i do the same thing after a few days of sickliness and being cooped up! nothing like a few bright purchases to make everything better!


    See what Amy has been blogging about: Spring…are you there?

    1. Absolutely. And the more bang for the buck, the better 🙂 I can’t believe how much I got for $30.

  4. I loooooove all the spring colors. The purple shirt and sandals are my fav. I just picked up a new pair of black flip flops even thought there not bright I never can find a black pair so I picked them up and put them away for warmer weather. I think a bright skirt will off set them perfectly. I also picked up a new bathing suit in a blue/brown print which reminded me of amy butler fabric for some “Inspiration” to get rid of some of that winter flab. Looks like we’re all starting to get the fever “spring fever”.

    See what Janey has been blogging about: It’s Monday

    1. Definitely Spring Fever. It’s an annual event for me 🙂

      I live in my black flip-flops as many months of the year that I can possibly get away with! And the brown ones. Those two see a lot of action. Although last year I also wore a sea-foam-green pair a lot. For $2.50 each, you can practically match everything in your wardrobe. At least, I can. I have a relatively limited color palette in my closet 😉

  5. I am laughing now. You and I could dress up like twins after our shopping trips to Old Navy! I bought the exact same things in Fort Smith, Arkansas!

    1. Oh, how funny! You have lovely taste, LOL!

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