I've been knitting. Srsly.
This winter I ...
- finished a stalled pair of socks (Dad's Boot Socks)
- finished a stalled baby sweater (Rainbow Daisy Sweater)
- whipped out two winter hats for Mr. Knitster
- knit a nice, thick pair of house socks (Saturday socks)
- knit an EZ classic (Peony February Sweater)
I've been itching for a new spring project for myself but I haven't decided what I want to do. I perused the Spring issues of Knitty, Twist Collective, and Interweave Knits for inspiration. Cherry Fizz, Flit Float, and Shipwreck are all piquing my interest. The Fountain Pen Shawl is queued on Ravelry.
The thing is, my ideas and my stash are at odds. I have tons of neutrals, denim-y blues, and autumnal colors. When I want a shot of color I tend to go with jewel tones or bright colors like teal, raspberry, or sapphire. are available. But my yarn palette is severly lacking when it comes to spring colors. Much of what I have is too deep/dark for what I have in mind. There are a couple of possibilities though. On the left is Schaefer's Little Lola in an unnamed colorway. It reminds me of the early spring flowers crocuses, irises, and daffodils. I'm seriously considering using it for a Clapotis. In the center is Malabrigo Silky Merino in Party Pink. On the left is Malabrigo Sock in Archangel. Since I only have one skein of it, I was thinking of a Landscape Scarf or a lacy neckwarmer.
While I don't have a personal project selected yet, I do have two gift projects on the needles. A Landscape Shawl for my grandmother and pair of socks for my officemate.