Gift #285: Springtime yarn

A few weeks ago the Interweave Knitting Spring issue came out and it is full of lovely, light knits that make my fingers itch to make them.  I love almost all the patterns in this issue.  And they fill me with great anticipation for spring.  I find myself in the transitory mood where bulky, fluffy yarns are lovingly stored away and lightweight, lacey yarns are pulled out again.  For spring, I love watery blues, mossy greens, pale pinks, with hints of grey and taupe.  Just like Monet’s Water Lilly paintings.  This is the pattern that I plan to make first.  It’s called Vertex Cardigan and is a perfect layering piece for when the days get warmer.

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I shopped around for some yarn for the project and eventually bought 2 skeins online from the Loopy Ewe in Ft. Collins, CO.  They had 2 skeins of a perfect spring color, appropriately called waterlillies.  It’s from Madelintosh and is discontinued, so I was fortunate to find it.

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I’m excited to start knitting it and hopefully I’ll be able to have it finished in time to stroll gardens in bloom this spring!

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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