I’m sitting at my desk, it’s Saturday 23rd March and it is SNOWING!
My two youngest sons are in turmoil. No.3 son has his birthday in the middle of December. On his birthday the sun was shining and it was a lovely day. His younger brother had his birthday on 20th March… and it was SNOWING! What is going on up there? The weather fairies have gotten their knickers in a proper knot I think.
I’m planning a book.
Not a novel or anything so bold, but a book of knitting patterns. So what? I hear you mutter. Well the current weather gives rise to another predicament you see. By now, I would ordinarily be thinking about knitting summer tops in cotton yarns and open, lacy patterns, but no, I’m knitting warm cuddly jackets because it’s too darned cold to even sit in the house without one. So what patterns do I put in the afore-mentioned book? I’m planning on a publication date in June. It makes sense to knitters – usually. It makes sense to have a good stack of stash-busting patterns to use in making lovely winter woollies for our nearest and dearest with plenty of planning and knitting time ahead of the festive season in December. Now though, do I include a few patterns for summer knits too – a cotton bikini top or beach wrap perhaps? The mind truly does boggle. It’s a good job that knitters are flexible folk who are able to adapt to the passing seasons with relative ease, or we would be totally flummoxed by the confusion which presently reigns over Mother Nature’s weather plans.