For some reason, all of my projects are red right now. The Banana Tree Cardigan – in Red Ella Rae Merino Lace. The Lettuce Pullover in Intenso Malabrigo Lace. And they’re almost the exact same shade of red. Even the Looped Loop cowl that I really want to start would be out of red cashmere. It makes it a little challenging to get motivated to knit on one verses the other.
This should be a refreshing change from the blues, greens and turquoises that I normally gravitate to. Or the spring greens that I normally crave at this time of year.
Especially when the world outside your window looks like this (with possibly even less color):
There is 2 feet of snow in my front yard, 6 inches fell on Friday and more is coming down today. Everything is blanketed in snow. Those of us Up North start craving a bit of color.
Personally, I crave a bit of this (remember when I said I gravitated towards the blues?):
Complete with sun, sand and surf. Alas, this is not my year for sun, sand and surf. I am almost tempted to find an insanely cheap Carnival cruise with the hope that I would be stranded on some tropical beach somewhere. However, I would probably need to go alone. Knowing my husband, if I took him, he would start a mutiny and take over the stranded ship, jury rigging the failed engine and get us back to port in time to make our planned flight home. Spoil sport.
All this to say that I really don’t have much knitting content to talk about. I haven’t done much more than put a row or two on each sweater at night. Perhaps if I weren’t having so much fun playing with paint combinations at Design Seeds, I’d get more done. I just keep thinking I will find the perfect combination of colors for the next room I redo.