Winter is FINALLY Here!
After some kind of crazy not-very-wintery weather, winter finally arrived in a big way here in the Pacific Northwest. We had a late start and three snow days last week – highly unusual for our area (we only had two days set aside in our district calendar, so we are hoping the state forgives one of the days!). Unfortunately, the unexpected days off brought with them an unexpected cold that has knocked me flat. I’m just starting to feel my usual self again.
The cold weather and our upcoming mid-winter break trip to Alaska have reminded me of the knitter’s curse – the lack of coordinating/matching head-and-handwear. A few years ago I traded with a friend – I knit her a pair of socks, and she knit me a hat/scarf/mittens.
The socks were knit out of Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in the lovely Elsbeth colorway – which has sadly since been discontinued – and I am reminded of how much I enjoyed knitting with yarn that reminded me of strawberry ice cream with hot fudge sauce.
(pattern: Carinish Socks)
I still have the hat/mittens/scarf set, knit in Three Irish Girls Carys BFL in Pewter Amethyst and Smoky Quartz, and I’ve knit fingerless mitts to go with out of Three Irish Girls Finley Fingering in Pewter Amethyst, but none of my other cold-weather gear matches in any way. I think I’d better get working on that!!
What does YOUR cold-weather gear look like? Do you coordinate? Match? Clash terribly?