1. So, Saturday afternoon, I was driving to work, the weather was beautiful, good tunes were blasting out the speakers, I was a happy little camper as I gawked off to my left at the hundreds of baby goats running around the goat farm field and suddenly.... BAM! A snake falls out of the sky and lands on my windshield. A snake! On my windshield! I had a not-so-brief moment of panic and eventually managed to fling it off the car with the windshield wipers.
So, besides a crazy story that isn't so crazy if you know me and know how things like snakes falling from the sky just seem to happen to me, I also have a nice hairline crack in my windshield. The kind of crack that you don't really notice until you turn on your defroster... and then you hear that weird crackling noise and a giant gaping hole spreads across your windshield. Ahhh.... Something to look forward to.
2. I started the second color on my So Faded sweater.
|So Faded sweater knit with Dark Mood from Knit Picks|
I'm using Knit Pick's Hawthorne Dark Mood set of yarns to knit the sweater and I'm using them in order of light to dark. The speckled yarn is Berry Smoothie and the second color is Kerns.
I am beyond fascinated with Kerns. In the house at night under lamplight, Kerns is a mixture of grays. In the house in daylight, it's a mixture of taupe-y browns. But take the skein outdoors in the sunlight and it becomes a mix of purples. I almost didn't use the Kerns skein because I thought it was kind of bla but... Wow! Now, after seeing it knit up in different lights, I'm thinking I need a whole sweater knit in Kerns. A sweater, a hat, some socks and definitely some arm warmers. Kerns just may be my new favorite neutral colored yarn!
|Weather cowl knit with Knit Picks Palette yarn.|
3. I added the first orange stripe to my weather cowl yesterday. And if you are curious, orange represents 89 - 99 degrees. Yes, Virginia. We had exactly two days of spring. Two! We have now jumped directly to scorching summer heat.
The one benefit I can think of to jumping directly to the seventh level of summer heat Hell is that I shouldn't have to worry about the defroster and my windshield for a while. But on the off chance the temperatures drop back down and we revert back to winter, let me go ahead and say - This post contains affiliate links. Go buy some yarn! Help me buy a new windshield! If you'd like to make your own weather cowl or scarf, I'm using Palette which comes in practically every color known to man. And then there's Hawthorne. You can't go wrong with Hawthorne. It comes in THE loveliest colorways and it's a joy to knit with.
After you finish yarn shopping, join me over at Carole's for today's Three on Thursday link up.