Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Planning for the future
I have got the madness for colorwork right now. Finally, finally, I feel somewhat adept at managing two colors—one in each hand—and while it’ll probably never be as fluid as knitting plain stockinette from my natural side, it feels like a big accomplishment to get comfortable with being a switch hitter.
This is my Aamu, designed by Isabell Kraemer. Goodness, isn’t her style just so good? It’s all just so wearable, and so comfy looking. I can imagine having a whole wardrobe of handknits, just made from her designs, and being happy. I knit this in Knit Picks Palette “Finley Heather”, which is a beautiful pearly gray, the very best color ever. The yoke contrast colors—and I tried to replicate Isabell’s color choices—are a combination of yarns from my stash, in pale pink, burnt orange, yellow, and bittersweet. There’s some Holst Supersoft, some Elemental Affects, and some more Palette in there. I have accumulated quite a stash of Palette. You guys, that is such a nice yarn.
It occurs to me that I knit for the future, in all seasons. Which means I can never wear what I’ve made right away. I don’t know why I do this, but last winter I made so many 3/4 sleeve superwash fingering weight hardly-a-sweater sweaters, and now that it is properly hot in my neighborhood, I keep choosing the wooliest projects I can imagine. A fine-gauge wool turtleneck is just the sort of thing I dearly love, to knit it right now, and to wear it when the leaves start to turn. I’m starting to think about Rhinebeck now—what to wear? I’ll have such a good time figuring that out!