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.
Matchy-matchy colors, I might add. Two new pairs of shoes to match the two new shirts.
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…
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.
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.
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 random.org 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 #11 – Iris 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.