This and that and then, probably a little of those!
Yup, this is how it is! I would say that it’s been a week but when hasn’t it been so…there’s that. I had to venture out yesterday for supplies and it was pretty surreal. It had been a little over 4 weeks since I left here and it was just odd being out in the world. I am one of the over 60 crowd so I left early to take advantage of the less crowded shopping. On the positive side I got to see the morning unfold which was lovely. Everything is blooming. So much can happen in 4 weeks time but especially so in the Spring. Wow so much color everywhere, especially green. Oregon seriously rocks green in Spring. There are so many shades of green but I things my favorite is the bright tree leaf bud green. It’s the kind of green that vibrates with life force. I love it!
And yes this does mean there will probably be more green colors coming your way. I love green! I remember quite awhile ago when I was inspired to do some new colors Debra very gently mentioned I might want to try other colors besides green. Whaaaat?? Oh Debra. I did though, because she was right. It has been awhile since I had a green phase so I’m going to immerse myself in green for a little while. Green is such a healing, calming hue ~ regenerative!
Wow, I had no idea when I sat down to write this morning that this is where we would end up. Since we are here if you have not heard Joni Mitchell’s song Little Green give it a listen.
” Just a little green lie the color when the spring is born.”
It’s one of my favorite songs of all time.
Okay let’s talk a little bit about knitting shall we?
Photo credit: Boo Knits
Isn’t this pretty? I do love a Boo Knits design. And I have been looking for something to use our SilkMO Lace with and there you have it. Also she is offering it as a free download right now which is super kind and generous! I’m thinking Featherlight and SilkMO Lace ormaybe Soft Rock instead of Featherlight. Hmm… . And it could be green!!!I am working on a grey with green tints to it and that would be stunning on the mohair. Okay…I have to dye!!! Since I am the lone dyer right now I do not have a lot of knitting time and then also my hands are older hands so I do have to rest them. Oh my don’t you love those points!!!
I am finding during this seriously stressful time in our lives and world that I need simple patterns that will still hold my interest. I think this is one of those patterns for what it is but also what it will do with color which always holds my interest.
Noora uses a fingering-weight yarn which our stashed are full to brimming with and pretty much any color is going to work.I would choose a mutli with just enough contrast but like I said anything will work. Noora’s pattern is also free at this moment. Please do remember the gift these designers are giving us and support them anyway you can
Photo Credit: Noora Backlund
I am adding this one in because it very pretty and I love the stitch and we need cozy comfort right now. It’s knit is worsted weight so pull out your Targhee Worsted!!! I would use a shaded solid so you can see those twisted slips!
Okay I think that is a fair amount of inspiration for us all. I have to get back out to the dye barn to work on reeling and rinsing. The two r’s of fiber work. I am just cracking myself up here.
Photo credit: Jen Toll Knits
As I have mentioned it is just me here and I am doing my best to get your yarn to you asap. If you need it sooner than later please let me know and again thank you all for the wonderful communication and sharing. You’re the best!!
Take care of yourselves and each other.
I do have baby chicks on the way. We might need some hats!!