It's supposed to reach over 100 degrees today. Naturally, because I cleaned out and replanted my flower beds yesterday. For most of you, that's probably not unusual for summer. But this is San Diego, and we're kind of weather wimps. (You should hear me when the temperature drops below 60 in the winter. It's not pretty.) We've had a really mild summer. It was a perfect 75 for about six weeks straight, but the last two weeks have been hot and humid--also not normal for San Diego, which is technically a desert.
So, like any good knitter, I'm doing my part to bring about a change in the weather by knitting for fall. The Malabrigo "Vino" sweater coat is zipping right along. The body is done. It needs sleeves and a collar.
[One of the many things I love about knit bloggers is that I know you'll never ask me why I'm taking pictures of half-finished knitting projects on my front porch.]
But--and I can't believe I'm saying this--I'm going to run out of yarn.
I haven't run out of yarn on a project since the 1980s (and you've seen the results of that). I always, always buy way too much yarn. I have so many single balls of yarn in the stash that I could easily make a king-sized afghan from my leftovers. But any way I look at it, I'm going to run out this time. This is what I get for knitting from stash. Now I have two options. I can either close my eyes, cover my ears, sing "La la la la" and pretend that I have plenty of yarn, and then act surprised when my yarn runs out half a sleeve from the end, or I can suck it up and order another skein. WEBS has four skeins of it in stock. It would be easy to click over and place the order. Guess which option I'm going to choose? La la la la...