Well, no sooner did I decide to love winter that it warmed up to the 50’s. I’m not entirely sure that this trend will continue but in any event I am purposely deciding to love the weather no matter. This morning as the snow on the ground all started to melt and we were able to go out in long sleeves and sweater without a coat, the kids and I all had similar sentiments. “it wasn’t so bad” and “I loved winter” and even “I hope we get more snow soon”. It seems that we do indeed like having this season which is so new to us.
It also feels good to have had the indoor time to work on lots of knits and project which I know I won’t have time for once spring arrives. In addition, my reading pile seems to be actually getting some attention this week. I love to read but there are so many other things that I love to do that I don’t ever get the time to lay down and read though this week I have finished two books and am starting this one. Servant’s Hall, a real upstairs downstairs romance. It seems that it is a sequel to, Below Stairs being the first. I felt that I should wait and the library ordered a copy for me but it is hard to put down the real life story that actually inspired Downton Abbey which will probably be over soon for the season and leave me in the lurches.
On the knitting front, Matthews longies (remember these?) are pretty much done, except for that little hole in the crotch that needs to be sewn up and the ends that need to be sewn in. I love these longies. They are so simple to make and no dreaded kitchener stitch since the crotch is open and then just sewn closed once the longies are finished. I did not even think of writing down the pattern as I made them thinking I would remember every step (it is very simple you see) but I will need to make another pair and write it down before I can share it with you. This is a great pattern for anyone of you who wanted to try some longies but thought it might be too hard. I promise you, it’s not difficult. If you can knit, purl and put some stitches onto waste yarn, then you are on your way! I will try to have it done by next week.
I’m off to visit Ginny and the Yarnalong today and pick up some inspiration from all the other bloggers over there.