What a difference a weekend away with friends and wine and lots of yarn makes.
Especially the friends and the yarn (which I might have rolled in a wee bit--Keri is demonstrating for photographic purposes, but I also participated).
This winter seemed to be a series of minor knitting disasters which I chalk up to a combination of lack of inspiration and just plain old tiredness from overwork. Now Spring is here, I'm getting more exercise (I'm back on my bike and back to a sensible running program), and I have some pretty new yarn to serve as inspiration.
I'm making Carnaby Street--a comfy, loose spring sweater with kicky stripes and a bit of fun knitting.
After much fussing with a more neutral palette, I chose the colours that beckoned me the minute I saw them: Indigodragonfly Uber-MerGoat in Squid Vicious (blue) and Already Frogged (green).
It's tricky to photograph, but this one is about right. The colours are bright but not crazy. Just like me ;)
I'm so much back to knitting: the back is done and I'm at the armholes on the front in a mere two weeks.
This yarn is FANTASTIC. Soft, pretty, easy to knit with. Read about the MerGoats here (they're special). I'm actually thinking of how possible it would be to have this sweater finished this weekend (I'm so back, I'm delusional).
I think I'll consider more of this yarn at the Knitter's Frolic. That's more realistic.
Oh ya, I'm even spinning a bit. I took poor Imogene out of my room where she has been stashed since the kitchen renovation and started on some pretty fibre. I remembered why I bought the Little Gem--it's a sweet wheel.
Feels good to be back doing the stuff I love.