Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Unsuitable Weather for Woolies


We've been enjoying gorgeous spring-like weather here in Detroit. It was 60 degrees and sunny here today. We've been so far down in the deep freeze, that I don't recall the last time we had a day this balmy. Maybe once all of those ice crystals attached to my neurons melt a bit, I'll be able to remember. All kinds of creatures are starting to stir. The squirrels have lost their minds and have entertained the neighborhood with their daring high wire, reproductive dances.

So far, I've killed one fly, one spider and think I hear something crawling around under the family room. I see a little tunnel adjacent to the house. I have no idea what's living down there with the hornet's nest, but it may want to move out before they wake up. Dumb landlords. If they'd allowed us to have a dog, they wouldn't be coming home to find anything living under their family room. Serves them right.

In the meantime, the bank told us they'll be ready to close in 10 days.

Can't. Wait.

Even though it's a little too warm to think about wearing my bulky Icelandic sweater, I'm persevering on the knitting front. In the photo above, there are only about 6, maybe seven rows until the body of the sweater is complete. The ridge line down the middle of the sweater is the steek line. The sweater gets side lined after tonight because once the body is done, I set it aside to work on the sleeves, but I'm not supposed start those until Saturday. When those are done, and they're knit in the round, too, they'll be joined to the body and I'll knit the yoke.

So what do you think? Too spotty, or spot on?

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13 comments:

Ruth said...

I bet its very nice to have some warmer weather after the COLD the seems to have been going on for ages. Just like our dry we have had the longeset dry spell and the hottest summer. Not like those in the East who are all very wet now - we are just hoping for some steady gentle rain.
Enjoy knitting the Inceladn jumper it will be perfect for next winter.

Miss 376 said...

Definitely spot on. We've had a lovely couple of weeks with sun and blue sky. Makes a big difference

Lisa L said...

10 days! awesome...

SkippyMom said...

I opened the door to our back porch today [couldn't wheel the chair out there] BUT the sun was so HOT on my face. I swear Rudee I had tears in my eyes at the warmth and not because winter has been mean to us - the snow was great, but to , for once, be able to smell and feel fresh air?

Priceless. And I hope that you will happily wear that sweater in 60 degree weather - it will look appropriate and keep pyou comfortable.

Rose said...

I think it looks great! I love the spots, sort of like heathered yarn, don't you think? Let me know what you think of The Hurt Locker; I don't usually see war movies (violent) but I'm thinking I want to see this one.

word verification: redcur (dog!)

Miss T said...

Spot on. It's going to be beautiful. And I'm envious of your 60. We're still at 40.

Middle Aged Woman said...

Not too spotty at all, and I had every window in the house open yesterday!

Brenda said...

Lovely. I had all the windows open yesterday. It was wonderful! Closing in 10 days...exciting!

Stephanie V said...

A perfect sweater for balmy spring weather.
It's going to be very nice on you. Spot on.

NCmountainwoman said...

Not too spotty at all! I'm knitting a heavy shawl and it lies very hot in my lap. At least I'll have it for next winter.

sapphireblue said...

Very lovely!

laurie said...

not spotty. beautiful!!!!!

and good luck at closing.

laurie said...

not spotty. beautiful!!!!!

and good luck at closing.