Fools’ on you Mother Nature…
You sent the snow a day too early!!! After our wonderful week outdoors, this is what we woke up to yesterday.
I feel you Relic… I really do. Don’t worry… it won’t last. By the middle of the week, the temps are supposed to be up in the low teens.
But while we are housebound again, I’ve turned my attention to getting something new on my needles. Wyoming Breezes has been showing off some lovely cotton dishtowels lately. Cotton is not my favourite thing to knit with, but I’ve got a fair bit left in the stash, and dishtowels might be just the thing to use it up.
I started with a simple basketweave stitch, but it’s definitely getting frogged. I’m not happy with tension and I’m thinking a simple eyelet pattern might keep my attention a bit better.
So while deciding which direction I want to go, I’ve been flirting with the idea of starting a new cardigan.
This is LYS. It popped up on Ravelry just a short time ago and I absolutely fell in love. I bought the pattern right away (which I rarely do – I try to wait until I’m ready to knit it). Sadly, the only yarn in my stash in the right quantity is some rusty orange Jungle Cat. While it’s a beautiful shade… it doesn’t really go with any of my dresses (If you can believe that.. I have 30 of them but not one in a colour that will work!!!)
This cute little croppy came up just the other day. It’s Ursa. As you know, I don’t usually o in for pullovers, but I think this one will totally work with my dresses. That said, I think it’s probably better suited to much cooler weather, so it’s going to wait for cast-on. Something to look forward to for fall, I think!
Last is Nera. If it looks somewhat familiar, it’s because you may have seen it on Delighted Hand’s site – she just finished one. I adore how it looks, and think it would look fab with my dresses. Sadly… I have no yarn for it either! (It’s knit n bulky, and I don’t tend to stash it.) But have no fear…
Knitpicks has come to the rescue with a pile of these beauties! It’s the same yarn I knit Carbeth in – this time in drawing room. It was a joy to knit with, and is pretty nice to wear, so I’m happy to knit with it again. Of course… it won’t be here for a week or two… so I’m still looking for something to knit…