March 6, 2013
And then I was at our local yarn shop last week and came across a lone ball of fluffy gold bulky yarn that I couldn't resist. After months of winter white, I must be starting to crave color. It reminded me of the birch leaves this fall that covered the trail down to the cabin. I know it's supposed to be the maple trees that everyone loves in the fall, but the yellow birch leaves were, I think, even prettier.
I'm on a little bit of a cable kick lately. I'd forgotten how much I love cables, they add a little excitement to otherwise mindless knitting. So I've been playing (and ordering more of the yarn) with cables and swirls and big bulky yarn to come up with a scarf that reminds me as much of the shape those leaves as the color of them. It's working up quickly - the yarn is so nice and thick that it would be hard for it not to, I suppose - it may just have changed my mind about knitting scarves. Finn likes it too, she trails me when I'm working on it and rolls up in the finished end of it. I don't really blame her, I kind of want to curl up in it's smooshiness too.
What about you, what are you working on?