It's gray, dreary and chilly. I feel silly for complaining about the weather when I am safe, dry and have a roof over my head. But, (isn't there always a "but") this constant gray, lack of warmth and sun, and general wetness (we are not used to wet) has just about frayed my last nerve.
On the good side, while picking arugula and radishes Sunday afternoon, I found it exceptionally easy to weed. Just giving the weed a little push with the thumb, which releases the ground around it, and the whole plant comes right out, down to its tiniest root. I quite easily plucked a bucket full of various noxious weeds and actually found joy in the process. The real joy was our first taste of the garden, a delicious salad of arugula, radishes and chives (flowers and all).
My knitting has been monogamous as Curatio has been a cure for gloom. Kim's Pearl, in the New England Red colorway, has been sunshine on my needles. The bright and happy color has been just what I need and looping its soft strand around the needles has given me hours of pleasure. I've made many mistakes, silly, stupid mistakes which are too numerous to count. Tinking back, or frogging, has been a big part of the process but, I just keep plugging along, and Curatio will soon be finished. She is the sunshine of my life and perfect knitting for May's Project Spectrum (which doesn't mean I'll be knitting something in every color of PS).
Have a wonderful Holiday weekend, everyone! Here's hoping it will BE a summer kickoff for those of us in need of warmth.