It doesn't seem to be happening though. In fact, it's keeping unseasonably chilly, which is a worry, because here in the good old Blighty, our summers are a hit and miss thing at the best of times and quite frankly, it's been known for May to be the best month of the year. So, if May is a wash out... I dread to think what the 'summer' will be like.
The reason I mention it you see, is that I think it must account for my recent urge to make socks. Hand knitted socks are a lovely, cozy thing for little toes and feet to be encased in and these chilly evenings have got my toes thinking of ways to stay warm.
Were you here with me in January? If you were, you might just remember this doomed hat project.
As it looked daft on me and was really too big for Little Miss, I decided to go frogging. I'd brought this yarn with socks in mind originally, so a salvage operation was called for.
Armed with my newly wound balls of crinkly yarn and my trusty 'Socks from the Toe-up' by Wendy Johnson, I set off knitting up Tic Tac Toe Up Socks.
It probably wasn't the very best choice for this yarn because you can't really see the clever little X's and O's of the pattern with all the colourfulness going on.
But despite that, I'm very happy with them and I'm glad that this yarn did turn into socks in the end. Sometimes you just can't fight destiny.
Pattern: Tic Tac Toe Up Socks by Wendy Johnson
Yarn: Balance (fingering/4ply weight) by Alina Shea (Purchased from here)