So, the other evening, after a tiring day at work, I happily found this is my mailbox.
Being new to yarn clubs, I sort of forgot to expect the second installment of my TFA Year in Colour, and it was completely happy dance-making to get this one. Tanis has done it again: dyed a color that is beautiful and unique. She's named it sprout (perfect, yes?) and it captures the essence of early spring. Seriously, I can smell spring when I put this skein to my nose!
Not only am I totally in love with this new color, but the accompanying pattern is by Julie Crawford of Knitted Bliss, someone who I've admired for a long time and who inspired me to start project: stash. Julie's blog was one of the earliest ones that I read and her style and voice has always been such fun to read. Her pattern for the TFA Year in Colour Club is a swingy scarf with fringe (I love fringe), and I'm excited to knit this. I'm sure many, if not most, of us learned how to knit by knitting a scarf. I definitely did and as my skills and interests grew, I abandoned this trusty type of project. Seeing this pattern got me thinking: wouldn't it be fun to knit a scarf again after all these years? So, thanks Tanis and Julie for reminding me that scarves can be challenging again. And I think this one will look great in my spring wardrobe!