I don't know about you but even with the frigheningly mild winter we've been having here on the Connecticut shoreline, I am craving color and light. Three thoughts on this.
1) Images that looked too bright and colorful last summer look fabulous this week! I was pulling some images for a presentation and revisited this Nash Island sheep. This image that I'd rejected as not quite right when I shot it suddenly is my new favorite sheep photo (for the moment.).
2) Colorful projects are irresistible. On a whim I knit a hat to include in a gift box for some tiny cousins. I fell in love with this Urth yarn when I popped into Knit New Haven. I wanted something bright and cheery and soft and self striping.With no color decisions needed.
Except as I started knitting, it was screaming Christmas Elf to me. It's just a little hat and all the stripes were shades of red/green. So I ended up cutting out a large chunk of the yarn until the colors shifted to something that said Cheerful Kid in Spring. This yarn is pretty fabulous, btw-- and the company plants a tree for every skein sold, which you gotta love.
This is the colorway of the yarn thought I thought I bought, as sort of modeled in the shop sample by my favorite stripe-enabler 8 year old. I may have grabbed the wrong colorway. Or the hand dyeing went greener in my skein. It's all good!
And there is more than enough yarn for a definitely-not-christmas hat for Zoe . The pattern is On the C Train, it's one-one rib. As a thrower it's usually an annoying stitch for me to sustain. I've been knitting two handed on those coins all winter and realized I could whip through the ribbed hat if I held the yarn in my left hand and knit it combination style. So it's been a fun little distraction and I'm on the combination ribbing team from here on in.
If the one-one ribbing looks good to you too here's another one , the Basic Chic Ribbed Beanie which I would have knit, had I recalled that I'd bought the pattern and had it waiting for me in my Library! Advantage it's already graded for different size heads, while the pattern I knit had to be sized down. Not brain surgery but...sometimes it's nice to know someone else did the figuring for you, y'know?
3) A fabulous shawl to work in whatever colors bring you some late winter joy is Marblehead. I shot this for Berroco in the fall and fell for it. At the time I was thinking muted greys -- it's a great design to play with color and still have something light and flowy thanks to the stitch. The yarn is UltraWool Fine , which is really lovely yarn and will not break the bank. Now of course I want it in color, color, color.
Ok, done with my PSA.
What kind of color are you looking at this week ? And what form is it taking?