as the weather begins
transitioning from cold winter to warm spring,
daily temps become an unpredictable roller coaster ride.
where are those balmy breezes?
i’m layered up in wool for the bus stop in the morning,
then must begin peeling those layers off
only to reapply them
at dusk as the air cools once again.
and every year, it makes me think about new hats.
this year, i actually managed to think two new ones up
that fit the bill
(or my big noggin as the case my be).
this yarn has so much character
and depth of color.
it’s also one of those yarns that feels more rustic in the skein
that the softness that pops up once it’s soaked and blocked.
to get me through until the warm of spring
actually gets here, is the above
it’s got a sheen
that made me skip over metal needles and head
straight toward my handcrafted wooden ones from indian lake artisans.
but, it was dreamy to work with on the wooden needles
(and they’re my favorites anyway).
‘sinew’ really is a basic beanie, except that i doctored up
the decreases at the crown a bit
to keep things interesting.
it’s not hard, mind you, but it’s not boring either.
so, now winter can keep
which is what it looks like it’s going to do anyway,
and i’ll still be contentedly warm in my new hats.
what are you doing to pass the time
until the weather makes
a real change?