Heaven help me, this is the time of year Cold Sheeping gets really, really hard.
Fall yarns are arriving.
I love the colors of summer cotton yarns, but I can resist buying them because I keep reminding myself: I almost never wear the sweaters. I am sure there is an appropriate climate for cotton summer sweaters, but it isn't here. Our summers are WAY too hot for any sort of sweater--it could be made of floss and STILL be too hot. Not to mention obscene, but that's another story. I have a secret theory that walking around with the full weight of a cotton sweater on must be good exercise, but I can really only wear them for one or two months of the year and knitting is a LOT of work for a couple wearings a year. Oh--and don't even get me started on splicing a mercerized cotton. The very thought gives me all the willpower I need in the spring and summer.
But it's fall. Sort of. Okay, it's 91 degrees here but it is September and it might be fall soon, so it's wool weather. Tweedy wools, plain wools--it doesn't matter. These are the yarns I love. The REAL test of willpower is about to begin.....