|are you sitting, Dee?|
The last several days of very mild spring weather left me perplexed yesterday about what to wear to work. With temperatures in the mid-teens Celsius it's still not really short-sleeves weather, but long-sleeved sweaters are too warm and wintery. What I really need, I decided, was a vest. (And apparently, if you read Dee's blog, she came to the same conclusion yesterday). So I cast on this one that's been in my queue for ages with some Briggs & Little aran weight yarn from my stash. I have plenty of yarn so my plan is to make it about hip length.
There's a second reason for this vest; after weeks and months of sock knitting I have an urge to knit something with bulkier yarn on bigger needles. When you're trying to knit through your stash, progress can seem very slow on size 0 needles with fingering weight yarn. After binding off a pair of socks yesterday, the inclination to start another pair was entirely missing. Aran weight instead then.
Now as the Yarn Harlot has often observed it would have been better if the urge to knit this vest had arrived several weeks before vest-wearing weather. As a knitter I run the risk of finishing an aran weight wool garment at the most inappropriate time if the weather continues to get warmer. But spring is early this year, and if I knit monogamously on this project hopefully I can finish it with weeks of spring remaining.
So that's what I'm up to these days. Happy pi day! And Happy Birthday to my brother Mark! Be sure to check the links at Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is up to.