Is it too early to be thinking about Fall? Here we are on the second official day of Summer and I'm longing for cool, fall days with sweatshirts and pumpkin and football.
There are things I like about Summer, but I'm not a hot weather girl. And it has been VERY hot in Denver so far this summer. We're setting record highs each week with temperatures in the upper 90s.
So what have I been doing to cool off?
On Sunday, I biked 100 miles in 100 degree weather. That wasn't much fun. The wind and forest fires didn't help the biking conditions much, either.
I've also been knitting a wool hat, which isn't much of a summer activity. A couple of weeks ago, I treated myself to some fancy yarn from Brooklyn Tweed and am currently knitting the Seasons Hat. Which colorway? Naturally, I'm knitting with browns and oranges and fall colors. This is my first project with stranded color knitting. I haven't reached that part of the pattern yet, but am excited to learn a new knitting skill that I haven't mastered yet.
So far, I LOVE the yarn. It's beautiful, the colors are lovely and it's so easy to work with. But maybe I'm just biased since my last project was made with synthetic yarn. Wool always trumps synthetic yarn for me.
Maybe I should stop thinking about Fall and embrace Summer?
I have plans to make popsicles this weekend...perhaps the next step is to dig out the bathing suit and go for a swim after my hot bike rides!
What are you knitting this summer?