It's still February? Sigh.
I think I officially have the winter blues. I actually found myself searching online for local suppliers of those special full spectrum lights. (You know, for S.A.D. )
Don't worry. I'm not about to run out for a Prozac prescription or anything. It's just all so... grey. Which brings us to my knitting:
Fascinating isn't it? I can see why the Yarn Harlot avoids knitting "unhappy" colours in winter. February is rough in the northern hemisphere, and this winter is shaping up to be the roughest in years. If this winter was a knitting pattern, it would read thusly:
Row 1: Big snowstorm, slight thaw, severe cold snap* repeat from *
For some sadistic reason I have restricted myself to knitting this grey cardigan and only this grey cardigan until it is absolutely, positively complete. Cruel, yet really, it's the best plan of action. I desperately want to start something new, and the only way that's going to happen is when this sweater is on my back. The only way this sweater will get on my back is if I refrain from casting on anything new. By knitdom come, thy will be done.
Luckily, Mr.Mailman is keeping my spirits up with his continual flow of delayed packages:
I finally got a yarn swift! Woo-hoo! No more yarn-wrangling with my knees! No more reluctant boyfriend assistance! I bought it with birthday moolah on e-Bay from this seller. I got a great deal, especially now that the US dollar is so crappy - tee-hee! I find it frustrating when packages get delayed at the border though. This one was actually opened:
I suppose I should feel comforted that Canadian customs agents open boxes that are approximately the same size and shape of firearms. I'd just like to hear the conversation that followed:
"Hmmm, yesiree Bob, that is certainly not a shotgun"
"Sure Hank, but what the hell is it?"