Now, should you open my organized but overflowing chest of drawers (and two large bins) that house my yarn stash, you will find something completely surprising. You will find some really bright colors and variegated skeins of pink, green, gold, and blue. So, what is it about yarn that lets me push through my preference for dark colors that my wardrobe can't?
I'm currently working on three very colorful WIPs, and I can't tell you how many compliments I get about the yarns that I'm knitting with.
|Citron in Malabrigo Lace Brilliante|
|Concentric Circles Cardigan in Maxima Peach Melba|
|Wholehearted Shawl in Madelinetosh Merino Light Glazed Pecan|
I've been rotating these three WIPs and each one is not only a different colorway but also a different yarn weight. I didn't intend to do this but now having found myself with these three projects, I think I need to make this a regular practice. I'm still committed to keeping my WIPs to three or fewer on my needles -- I just feel more relaxed having only these few projects in the works -- and having each one be so different from the others is really inspiring.
The Wholehearted Shawl KAL is gaining steam, and if you want to see some great photos of our progress, check out the pattern page over on Ravelry. I love seeing what colors everyone chose and there are also terrific notes (and corrections) that are incredibly helpful. I hope you'll consider joining along!