|The view from the sitting room window - 5pm today|
It makes me a little sad, because I love winter very much. I feel more alive and energised in winter, and I drive G mad by flinging open windows, wittering on about how wonderful it is to feel the bracing wind on your cheeks, and enthusing about knitting and woollen garments.
|Spring leaf cowl|
I have added another winter woollen to my collection today. This green leaf cowl is the perfect end-of-winter-start-of-spring item. The glorious acid green reminds me of new spring shoots, and it has an abstract pattern of leaves winding up it. It was a very quick knit - and should you wish, you can see the full geeky details on Ravelry here.
But my goodness, it's cold enough here in London to need to add woollen things to your neck both indoors and outdoors.
This is me at about 10 o'clock this morning, burrowing into my new cowl to try and stay warm. By lunchtime I'd added a shawl, a hat, some armwarmers and two pairs of socks to my outfit. I looked like Mrs Tiggywinkle, so I gave in, turned the central heating on and removed a couple of layers.
The days are getting a little longer, but the temperatures are still thoroughly wintry. This makes me very happy - winter still has a while to go after all. Now that the cowl is finished I'm turning my knitting attentions back to the sock yarn shawl, which is now so big that it takes me over twenty minutes to knit a row. I am wondering if it will be ready for its first wear in winter or spring?