Playing catch-up.

Finally, finally, spring has arrived. Sort of. The temperatures have been averaging in the upper 40s / lower 50s, which I can stand much much more than the below freezing temperatures we endured all winter. I'm so glad winter's mostly behind us. Until today, when I woke up to SNOW FALLING. Come on, weather, give me a break! I'm so done with freezing temperatures and white stuff falling from the sky. Sad.

Blue yarn.
It's blue, and soft, and very, very awesome.

Anyway. A few weeks ago I traveled to nearby Goshen to visit Ewe-nique Knits, a yarn shop Madalyn's raved about since I've known her. So, I hopped in my car, drove out to Goshen, and spent some time petting skeins of yarn. Yes, I love yarn. I ended up buying four skeins of Cascade Pima Tencel in a deep teal color; I'll probably use it for baby sweaters of some sort, eventually. I fell in love with it, and it's so silky and shiny too!

And, of course, I stopped by Dunkin Donuts for a coolata on my drive back; Goshen is one of the few places with a Dunkin Donuts in northern Indiana! So I was reminded of driving to Cape Cod on my half hour trip back to South Bend.

The beginnings of the Aeolian shawl.
This shawl's going to turn out to be the love of my life.

The new Knitty came out a few weeks ago; I sorted through the new patterns while on my lunch break at work. And then, I came across the Aeolian Shawl. Now, I'm normally not the kind of person to impulsively cast on a project immediately after seeing it. I've always been more conservative when it comes to starting projects. Oh, not this time. I immediately queued it on Ravelry, and when I got home that evening, cast on for the swatch. I decided on using the Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Midnight that I bought for a shawl last year, with the same green beads I used for it.

I have not been posting here very much this spring; I've been so busy! I cannot believe it's already April. I cannot believe that next month it will be May. I don't know where the last year has gone, seriously. I am hoping to write more this spring and summer, and I hope I actually stick to it this time.