The weather, the garden, the long, long hours of sunny daylight, opening the cottage - I'm utterly engaged with springtime activity and to be honest, feeling no compulsion to knit or apparently even pay attention to the date!
I don't know about warmer climes where the distinction between winter and summer is less extreme than it is here or where the variation in the quantity of daylight hours isn't as great as it is in Toronto but the months that are marked by dark and cold seem to be just made for knitting where these first heady weeks of temperate conditions feel just the opposite.
Its like daylight, temperature and rainfall suddenly rule the world whereas in winter hereabouts we have to just go on with our plans whatever the situation is outside - ignoring it (and often shovelling) as best we can. At this time of year though, whether its Wednesday or Thursday - oops, I got those confused this week and missed Interweave Knits' Sandi Wisehart's speech at the DKC! Whether its the 21st or 22nd, oops I mixed those up too - its Spring! It feels like its been forever in coming this year!
The sun creeps through the bedroom window earlier and earlier every day calling me to head outside. By the time I stop moving in the evening many, many hours later my arms and wrists feel like lead and I'm fighting to stay awake.
I don't want to snuggle into a chair with my knitting after dinner when there is still so much spring outside and more sunny hours available to enjoy it in even after the dishes are done!
I don't think I'm alone - knitblogland seems pretty quiet - designers are busy, some knitters are finishing up neglected WIP's from the winter but when I troll on line looking to get inspired I just don't.
I was thinking it was me but now I think 'tis just not the season.
(It better not be! If I'm losing interest in knitting along with my understanding of the passage of time I've got bigger problems that a 3/4 finished cardigan and a pair of ribbed socks I can't get excited about or a birthday greeting I may have prematurely sent off across the internets!)
I will take my knitting knorth of course. I'll try to keep track of whether its Saturday or Sunday. In the screened porch - impervious to swarming blackflies I may just settle into some knit and purls as I drink in the warm spring breeze. I hope whatever the weekend brings you - its a good one! Thanks for dropping by!