We're in (the middle of) a long stretch of rain around these parts. A really long stretch. (I just read that temps in the Northeast are running 10 to 20 degrees below average. Yup, that sounds right.)
While the plants in the garden are slightly stunted, the rain coats and boots permanently waterlogged, and the beach bag neglected...we're taking comfort inside with soup, sweaters, games, dress up, and lots of reading - It's a different kind of June rhythm, to be sure.
But hey! (She says, mustering great optimism in an attempt to keep going with four-kids-and-a-puppy in the house all day in June) It's great knitting weather!
This week, I finished up my shawl, using the Textured Shawl Recipe (found on Ravelry), knit with three skeins of Malabrigo Worsted (azul profundo is the color, I believe). I love, love, love this stitch pattern - it made all those long rows of knitting entertaining, and I love how it feels to the touch.
It's warm and cozy and soft. And just right for, you know, the cool days of June.