If you look at my Ravelry project page, you’ll see that I’m in a pretty big rut – everything that I’m currently working on is blue. I don’t know why that happens, but I’ve always been that way – in my life, and in my knitting. I will stick with certain colors all of the time, even if I think I should have other colors around (like my clothes – mostly black, or the family room/kitchen – lots of red). Anyway, the blue phase of knitting has been going on for some time – but I think that it may be changing soon…
Not too far from blue, but judging on my two recent yarn purchases, I’d say purple is the next “stuck in a rut” color!
This is Wandering Cat Alley Cat yarn in the Grapes of Wrath colorway. Alley Cat is a Merino/Nylon blend and its fingering weight. I think it’s going to be very pretty knit up – I just need to come up with the best patter for it.
I placed a Loopy Ewe order a couple of weeks ago for the yarn for the Peaks hood – and couldn’t resist throwing in a little Malabrigo.
This is Malabrigo lace weight in the Cuarzo colorway. I saw it online, and just loved it – and then when I got it and also saw the Wandering Cat yarn, I just had to laugh. I guess I’m shading away from blue to purple!
So hard to decide which one to start something with – so they both have been sitting out where I see them all the time. I’m trying to finish up two of my current projects – I have about 30 rows to go on the Artemis shawl and its knitting up quickly. I’m a little worried that I’m going to run out of yarn because the ball seems a little small, but I suppose worse case I’ll improvise something. My cashmere scarf is now long enough so I just had to do the beaded row and cast off. I think I may do that today – assuming I can find where I put the beads! The scarf is beautiful – so soft. I’m going to block it so that the lace pops but I think this will be done today. Once these two are done, I need to get a commute knitting project going – so socks or scarf? What do you think?
We are having a very quiet weekend. We did a little shopping yesterday (food, clothes, dog toys) and then went out to dinner. We went to a local restaurant, sat outside and it was just so nice. I know that in the blink of an eye it will be cold again, so its nice to be able to spend as much time outdoors as we can. Today we are having a lazy day – Cieara is coming over for lunch, and Dan for dinner to see Larry for Father’s Day. I’m going to be attempting to make a home-made banana cream pie (it was so tempting to do a cheater pie with a store-bought graham cracker crust and some jello pudding mix!). I haven’t made home-made pudding in a long long time so I hope it works out. Other than that, its going to be really hot here so I’m planning on just hanging out by the pool, knitting and relaxing.
Our hydrangea are blooming – a little weird this year – normally they are all blue, but this year they are light blue with a white center. I have no idea why, but it’s very pretty!
OK, I’m off – happy Sunday (and Father’s Day if you celebrate!)