Now that February is over, and we have been in the 50's and 60's for the past few days, it has me thinking of flowers, green grass, pedicures (my toes look like they have been hibernating all winter), and Spring projects.
I am still very slowly working on my Effortless cardigan by Hannah Fettig, and finishing some booties for my daughter to wear to her baptism. (Her toes are still hibernating.) I am trying to stay focused so I can wear the sweater before the weather gets too warm, but it so pretty I will probably wear it anyway. I have been collecting colorful skeins of yarns, and I can't wait to use them on my warm weather projects. My favorite picks are actually sock yarn, and no, they are not for socks.
1. I will be making another "Cream & Sugar Cowl" http://nevernotknitting.blogspot.com/2011/01/cream-and-sugar-cowl.html by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting in Madelinetosh Sock in shades of blue that remind me of the sky.
2. I will also be making her "Cloudy Day Beret" http://nevernotknitting.blogspot.com/2011/02/cloudy-day.html in Buckingham by Bristol Yarn Gallery in a pale gray.http://www.ravelry.com/people/knitterlydesigns/stash/buckingham It is not a bright and Spring-like color, but since it is Alpaca and Silk, and it is a fingering weight yarn, it will produce a light and airy hat that can be worn through the warmer Spring days.
3. I also hope to start Hannah Fettig's "Wispy Cardigan" http://www.etsy.com/listing/63236767/wispy-cardi-malbrigo-kit-m-l-xl in Malabrigo Lace in the Applewood colorway. Also, if you like Hannah's stuff, check out her kits. They are going away and she is selling them for 30% off. You must go to her site to get the discount code before you purchase through Etsy. http://knitbot.com/
4. I plan to start Ysolda Teague's "Damson" shawl http://ysolda.com/patterns/accessories/damson/ in Pagewood Farm's Yukon sock weight yarn in the Lilac colorway.
These are just a few projects in my queue, but I am sure there will be many more gifts, toys, and accessories to be made, plus two patterns of my own I am hoping to finish soon.
Here is a bouquet of flowers for you. Maybe they'll inspire your Spring pallet. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what your Spring projects will be. Maybe I can post a picture of your finished projects.