I finally found the perfect pattern for the Brooks Farm Yarn I bought at Rhinebeck 2008. For the past 1.5 years I have bounced this yarn from pattern to pattern thinking I figured out what I wanted to make with it. Finally about a month ago I settled on Girl Friday from Knitty Fall 2009. As of yesterday the back was complete.
I do love knitting with the Mas Acero yarn and this pattern suits it perfectly. With the exception of a small "thinking" moment on the pattern during the armhole shaping, the pattern is really easy to follow and knits up quickly. I generally wouldn't be knitting any sweaters until the fall since the warm weather is quickly approaching. However, with working nights 3 days a week I am finding that around 2am my body temperature drops and I freeze at work. So this will be a perfect addition to my wardrobe.
The weather hit over 80 degrees with high humidity this weekend and making it feel like summer big time. I love that the daylight hours are getting so much longer and am able to spend more time outside in the evenings.
Yesterday DB and I took advantage of the "summer" day and drove out to Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island. It is such a quaint little village (click to see images). One where we both felt very comfortable and at home. We ate a beautiful late day outside lunch at Grasso's where the food was absolutely delicious. We walked along the small town strip and stumbled across the Cold Spring Harbor State Park. I noticed there was a hiking trail and, even despite being in a sundress and flip flops, we took a little adventure through the woods. Once we climbed up high we had an absolutely gorgeous view of the harbor. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera. After our climb back down to the water and walking back towards the Jeep, we ended our day sipping iced tea's in a small garden in the back of this little coffee shop (for the life of me I can't remember the name). We had it to ourselves where we could relax and enjoying the last remaining moments of a wonderful Sunday afternoon. We plan to go back and I will be armed with a camera.