Beth was bemoaning, in her comment to Wednesday's post, that everything around here has been 'knitting the blues' (not that there is anything wrong with that, eh TeresaC?). Beth missed my 'pink phase' and frankly I have missed it (and other colors), too. It wasn't my intention to knit two blue sweaters in a row...that's just how it worked out. In fact, I have missed sweater knitting altogether and have made it a goal (as much as I'm capable of goals) to get busy and (keep) knit(ting) something more than socks. While I haven't really been in a knitting slump, I have been distracted by spinning. Socks are always easy to knit, good 'fall back' knitting and so, they were/are my 'main' knitting. Time to mix things up a bit. Who knows...I may even knit some real lace soon.
This week the knitting has been schizophrenic because I've been jumping from Monkey's to FJ. It's been pretty fun to swing from knit to knit, actually. The January One STR has reminded me how much I love a mix of colors.
Several times over the last few of months, I've pulled this gorgeous yarn from my stash in the hopes of finding the perfect pattern for it. Also, for some time, I've admired Erin's Glee. After checking out the pattern (not to rub it in, but Ravelry rocks!) from Erin's Ravelry page, I realized the yarn and pattern may work out to be compatible! I'll be swatching to make sure (AFTER I've finished FJ). What's the yarn, you ask? It's Plain & Fancy Wool Co.'s Sport, purchased last year at the Estes Wool Market, (this years is less than one month away) in the color Magenta.
Speaking of Wool Festivals, tomorrow a few of us Ewe-tah grrls will be heading off to Idaho Falls for the Snake River Fiber Fair. A full report will be coming your way next week. Have a fabulouso weekendo!