Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wash Your Wool Day

Today is Easter. That's important.

Today is the first day of the year when you can wear white shoes and get away with it, at least here below the Mason-Dixon line.

Today is also the day to wash your wools. Austin enjoyed a brief cold snap yesterday (yes, I know, everyone in above the 48th Parallel just died of laughter) and something in the air today says, "Okay, we're done now. See you in November. Maybe." From here on, it's going to get so hot that we in Texas are going to forget that seventy degrees even exists somewhere without central A/C.

So while we still have the energy to do something other than drink lemonade and fan ourselves while watching Pride and Prejudice during the daytime, it's time to wash our winter woolen garments and tuck them into storage for the long, hard summer ahead.

I motivated myself to get a move on in that department with a little wash-and-block of a new project, the Counterpane Clutch, from Carrie Brenner's Handknit Holidays.

It's tucked into this embarrassingly cluttered corner of my apartment, which is full of scarves and hats and everything else. All that's left on the clutch is to seam it, sew on the zipper, and put together the lining. I hope that will happen next weekend. Details and mods to come when it's a true FO.

1 comment:

Octopus Knits said...

Ooo, pretty! Get to it :)