Yet another dreary winter day here in NYC. It was sunnier than it’s been, that’s true, but no less cold. As a matter of fact, the cold was pretty dreadful and we spent all day holed up inside. It really could be the holed up all weekend, or perhaps the fact that I’ve been writing up my research thesis proposal all weekend non-stop, or even the fact that I’ve had a bad cold and headache all day… whatever it is, all I know is that I’ve been feeling yucky all day and just want winter to be over already. And it’s only January! That means I still have to make it all the way through February, which we all know is basically the worst month ever weather-wise.
In fact, the only one in this apartment who truly enjoyed their day was Kubrick, who laid in bed for most of it. I wish I could have joined him but I had to write! Do you see how cozy he looks?
In order to stave off my winter day blues (or would that be grays?) I decided to peruse through my stash and find me some beautiful Spring color. You know, the kind that pops out at you? My stash is pretty big – it’s pretty much too too big, taking up four very large bins/baskets. DH has made me promise no more yarn shopping for a while, so I am on probation here until I can knit my stash down a bit… Anyway, since I can never remember everything that is in my stash, digging through it is sort of like going on a treasure hunt where you love every single piece of treasure you “find” because, well, you bought every single piece of it! So I’m looking for that popping color, and there it was! I bought it LAST April and never got around to it, but I’m going to make it my first Spring project of this year for sure. I mean, just look at this yarn:
Doesn’t it just SCREAM Spring?
What about this picture? Do you remember color? I feel like I’ve forgotten it in all this dreary winter… but here it is again!
The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the color Lilly Pad and it is so very soft to the touch too. And I’m sure you’re wondering what this wonderful bit of color will become. When I get around to knitting it, which I will do as soon as all the winter knitting is done, it’s going to be a gorgeous colorful springtime wrap:
I know it’s hard to see in the picture, but that’s the Lake of the Woods wrap/shawl. I think it will be lovely, don’t you? 🙂
I hope these colorful pictures will be able to stave off winter a tiny bit for you too! What are you looking forward to knitting in the Spring?