I strode to the check-out counter enlivened by my selections. The sales lady was a pasty middle-aged matronly woman with a kind demeaner. I confided in her my plans for the summery yarn and that if I had to work another piece of wool yarn I would lose my mind. She pondered my comment wordlessly at first, and then ... leaning in, in a surreptitious tone of voice confessed, "You know... I keep a little bathing suit in the trunk of my car. I don't think I've ever really had the occasion to use it."
So, my message today is the following...Buy your summer yarn NOW. Here are three good reasons:
1. The yarn is post-season and the stores are offering great post-holiday sales...there are some great deals to be had.
2. If you knit it now, you can wear it this summer!
3. It may provide the "glimmer" of hope you need to get through the midwinter blues... like the bathing suit in the car trunk...just IN CASE you happen to come across a beach :-)