There ain’t no Sunday Stitch post this Sunday. I suppose I should apologize for that but it would be a fake apology. I try not to make fake apologies to people I like. (If I don’t like you I can fake-apologize all day and feel no shame!) I don’t really feel very sorry about blowing off a stitch tutorial because I’m thrilled, almost stupidly so, that the sun is out.
If you don’t live in Texas then it probably hasn’t bothered you that Texas has been hit with flooding rains over and over again. I can understand that. The heavy and non-stop rains have been hard to cope with for us Texans though. The property damage, the lost homes, even lost lives are a regular part of the news these days. We are coping. The government authority types aren’t declaring any official “federal-disaster-send-tax-payer-money” (yet) but all the rain is having an impact on businesses and families. And me.
So when the sky looked like this:
and the forecast looked like this:
I blew off making a stitch tutorial. Instead I went to a local Starbucks to sit outside and knit.
Yeah. I figured ya’ll would understand. I couldn’t pass up the chance to sit outside blinking under the bright sunlight and soak up some Vitamin D. Everyone else seems to have the same idea. I swear half of Austin has walked pass me to go in a get their Venti Mocha Cookie Frappuccino with a triple shot of espresso. Me? I just get a boring house grande with room for cream.
Honest, that is an actual Starbucks coffee under that coffee-cup sweater.
The cookies I snuck in from a nearby HEB grocery thus breaking the “no outside food rule”. Shhh. Don’t tell. Starbucks would never make anything so prosaic as an M&M cookie which is a crying shame because they are very tasty.
And the knitting is an opera length fingerless mitt pattern I’m working on. I’m making mine with Chroma Fingering weight yarn. Its a simple idea I had for making a tapered arm/sleeve that was comfortable enough to go over the elbow. It seems to be working and I just need to get it done and publish the pattern.
I better get back to that. Hope your Sunday is a pretty and sunny as mine.