I have this overwhelming desire to knit spring things. I really really wanted to break into the new Louisa Harding Ianthe, since it is so similar to Rowan Wool Cotton (which I have a weakness for). After a great deal of debate, I narrowed it down to these three projects:
For the first project, I was contemplating a great honeysuckle pink with a couple of different trim options. I was actually going to use the Mulberry Silk as the trim for this one, because the little bit of shine on the edges would be gorgeous. Then I saw the second one. Kel thinks it looks like a pineapple…it just isn’t blocked in this photo. The third one really appealed to my love of pullovers that I can throw on for work and not worry about putting “pieces” together. The problem turned out to be that Hibiki is actually worked in a worsted weight yarn and Ianthe is DK. hmm…so I finally settled on the second one, Shibuya. (I will use Remix for the other one, I think). I am thinking about this for a spring class. Thoughts? I cast on and have a few inches done. The lace is easy to follow and the yarn is amazing to work with (for cotton, that is).
This morning I decided to call Veronica at 11:08 am (which means 8:08 am where she is in sunny California.) She wasn’t awake yet. I didn’t think this was very fair, since she has a tree full of oranges in her backyard and happy hummingbirds to wake her up every day. Here in Alexandria, we have freezing cold, the sound of cars and trains and miserable grey skies to wake us up. So to get me back for waking her up, she sent me this photo along with a message: “fine, here you go, here i am with my tiny mandarin.”