It is spring. The weather is becoming amazing. The cherry tree in our neighbor’s yard is almost in full bloom. But I am in a complete knitting funk. I am finding it hard to find knitted things to wear to work…I hate this time of year. It is still too cold for most of my spring and summer wardrobe and yet my winter sweaters in jewel tones look ridiculous when folks are wearing sandals already. (We are very very excited about sandals in this area!) I also am finding my current WIPs completely overwhelming. I have a spring cotton sweater on needles that I haven’t gotten more than four inches knitted. I have the Monami cardigan on needles, which requires a table top and complete concentration. Despite that fact that I am teaching two classes on this, I can’t seem to get past the sleeve. I also started this shawl project from Shetland Trader this week in an espresso color from Dragonfly Fibers. I got about five inches of the lace edging done and hit a wall. I decided today that I need more accessory pieces that allow me to wear something knitted but aren’t as heavy as a sweater or my worsted weight shawls. I also need something in one of the “hot” spring colors for the season, since I can’t wear an entire garment in most of these colors. I have settled on sport weight…here are a few of the spring colors that you will see all over the stores this season. There is Hempathy, Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Sport in her new lavender color, Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk and the Fibre Company Road to China Light (yum!)
Now to find something so mindless that it will solve my knitting funk…
I started with the Opera Scarf. It is easy and requires very little attention. But I did just knit one.
Wisp from Knitty would look neat in something larger gauge like sportweight and it is very versatile.
Autumn Leaves Stole by Jared Flood would also be rather easy but I am not sure if it is mindless enough to get me out of the funk. (pattern available at the shop)
hmm…will let you know what I end up doing. Something tells me that I will be hitting the Opera Scarf again..