30 degrees outside. watching my breath float out of my mouth, away on the wind. heavy clouds hang overhead, pregnant with snowflakes. now they spill down, down, down, onto my head, onto my (bare) arms, onto my tongue.
in my fantasy world, that's how i'm modeling this cowl i just made for myself. i'm in an anthro ad (of COURSE!), wearing all vintage clothes, snow sprinkling down all around, maybe a barn off to the side.
the real world: hurricane ida approaches, so the air is pregnant here, but with humidity. high today of 82. about the only thing matching what i wrote at the outset is the breeze, which is always lovely when a storm heads nearby.
however, in about a week i will be giving this baby a test run in NYC. yes, that's right! rick has a work meeting there next thursday, and then i will be joining him that evening and we get the WHOLE weekend to play and have fun (sans bebes) in the big city!
we have always dreamed of living there, so i am beside myself with just going to visit. my mom and dad are gracious enough to be willing to keep the kiddos (plus the dog) so we can have a few days away to ourselves.
i even bought a new coat for the occasion. isn't it great?
and i can't believe the prices. plus, i get overwhelmed in the store, so shopping online for this was way easier.
if we are facebook friends or for the (very) few of you who follow me on twitter, you may know that this cowl originally started as a beautiful rust color with (very expensive--at least to me) soo soo soft yarn. however, after working furiously for 3 days, i realized i would need at least 2 more skeins of it, and i had already spent $33 (for 3 at $11 each). and you know where i live, so it seems just ridiculously indulgent to spend $50 or $60 (or more) on a scarf i might get to wear twice, besides our impending trip north.
so i scratched that project for now and went with lion's brand chunky yarn. i don't feel like usually it's soft enough for me, but this thing is SUPER soft.
i should note (to encourage you to leave me some praise, you know) that this is the first project i've ever done that wasn't the straight knit stitch. for those of you just starting out in knitting, it's called the moss stitch. and i think i found my new obsession. because it's super easy, and i LOVE how it turns out, with those little knots. i love the alternative name for it, too: the seed stitch.
i hope your november morning is lovely, wherever you are!