Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Swinging wildly in either direction

I wish the weather in Texas would make up its F@#$ING MIND! On Friday, we had lovely, chilly weather. Really felt like we were on the verge of settling in to frosty, wintery goodness. I love winter because it gives me a reason to wear handknit accessories. You know, you can pull out the wool socks, the hats, the scarves and the fingerless mitts without looking like a total tool. You're trying to keep warm, right? Last week we had 32-degree mornings and by midday it would warm up to maybe 60, but by the time I was off work it was back down to the 40s. For me, it was bliss.

Except, when you least expect it, the weather in Texas will change on a dime. Like on Sunday. Seventy-six degrees. It's winter here, folks, and it was Seventy-friggin'-six degrees outside.

On that lovely summer -- I mean winter day, I finished this basic earflap hat for a dear family memeber that doesn't read this blog:


The main color portion of the hat is Patons Rumor, an acrylic/alpaca blend in the colorway Duberry Heather and the crochet trim is Darice Dessert in Vanilla.

But yesterday today, my dear readers, we got the ultimate in weird weather. Last nignt it iced over and this morning... well, see for yourself:


I know! It friggin' snowed? WTF? It's 27 degrees in Dallas right now. Man, this place is weird!

So, I'm also almost done with a gauntlet lenght pair of the Maine Morning Mitts in Moda Dea Tweedley Dee, colorway Surf and Turf (can't show a picture because this person may read the blog!).

I've also cast on a feather-and-fan scarf for another family member. All in all, I've got to complete the following in a near-impossible deadline:

1 earflap hat
1 1/4 pairs of socks (I'm 3/4 of the way finished on one pair, meaning I have 1 1/2 socks
1 cabled hat
1 basic ribbed watchcap
2 pairs of fingerless mitts
1 scarf

I am so screwed.


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

keep those needles to the grind stone! Great looking hat too.

goooooood girl said...

i like your blog......

Olivia said...

NY couldn't make up its mind either. Monday it was 65, and now it's snowing too! Chucking it down like cottonballs from heaven.

Kyla Bea said...

Amazing hat! You make me want to learn how to knit more elaborate things, if I could make an earflap hat I would wear them all the time! Great work!

junius worth said...

i love my wife. i wish i could give her everything.