Spring Thaw


ThisThorpe Hat won’t be worn for much longer.  The days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer eah day.  I’ve been wearing my sunglasses almost permanently for the last few weeks.  If they’re not over my eyes, they’re resting on top of my head.  In this neck of the woods, that’s a sure sign that spring is on it’s way.  Now, I know that this spring thaw probably won’t last.  It’s a teaser before the real spring starts.  We always have a monster snow storm in March or a big ice storm in April.  So it won’t last, but boy does it feel good while it’s here!  Sam Cook, one of my favorite writers from the News Tribune, wrote an article about it here.  He wrote exactly what I’ve been feeling lately.  Check out the link today, as it’s only good for 5 more days. 

As for the hat, it’s one I made for my husband after he saw the baby version I did.  It’s made out of Cascade Superwash in a chocolatey brown.  My husband thinks it would be even cooler with a nose piece – it would look like a battle helmet.  I guess this is what I get for marrying a history geek.  🙂 

I am off to pack for my short trip to Florida!  I have some sock yarn in a yummy multi-colored brown to make Millicent from Cookie A.  I’ve got a thing for knee high socks, I must have a pair!  I also took some Handmaiden Seasilk for a scarf – seems like perfect beach knitting to me.  I’ll be posting photos on Facebook while I’m gone and will be sure to write a full report when I get back.  Don’t tell my husband, but I’ve heard that Sanibel Island has 2 knitting stores!! 


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