While we were gone, I had a fabulous time knitting up things for myself. Knowing that I was creating a bank of accessories to deal with the cold was very comforting. And it was lovely to rediscover my very first favourite colour: blue. It is the first colour to which I can remember having an emotional connection. Perhaps my blue eyes sealed the deal. It’s funny that I can forget how flattering this colour can be.
Pattern: free on Ravelry
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease chunky
Don’t be fooled by how uninspired and lumpy the cabling looks when you work it and when it’s flat. Put it on, though, and it folds and layers like it’s been professionally styled.
Pattern: free Ravelry download Podsters
Yarn: Smooshy in Nightwatch
Pattern: Excess, free download
Yarn: Stroll Sport in Baltic Heather
Would I knit myself a navy v-neck or scoop-neck pullover right now if I had the yarn? Yes. Yes, I would. Perhaps it’s a good thing I don’t, since I am in the process of reknitting the sweater for my father that turned out to be too large. (And I gave it to him in May. It’s time to get this going.) But I am simultaneously knitting a blue sock. The Blue Period isn’t over.