Friday, January 30, 2009

Waiting for spring

From a couple of earlier posts it must be evident I don't like winter... I spend my time from October to wait for spring. Come to think of it I should be a bear, who gets to sleep through the dark and cold months (and don't have to shave).
Over the years I realized that even though I do have very certain preference in colors, the colors I use and the actual season have strong connection. In summer it is all white, with a bit of colors thrown in. Fall is all orange and brown. Winter is dark red and purple.
Then comes spring...
Green is not my "usual" color. It is not like black, or yellow (which I just cannot stand). I don't hate it, I just rarely use it. But... in every year, sometime between late January, and early February I get the urge to wear green. Lots of green. Light green. Grass green. Kelly green. Kivi green. And some light blue.
It all started with the second hand shop I already mentioned. In one of the bags I bought from them I found a ball of light kiwi or lime green yarn and some dark olive.
It quickly became this:

Slightly thicker than the average sock yarn, almost worsted weight, but it is warm. Toe up, 3mm short bamboo DPNs.
Then I thought a green cardi could light up my winter spirit. I looked at a lot of patterns, especially the february lady sweater and the Juliet but I had misgivings about both patterns, first and most importantly the wast amount of garter stitch simply didn't appealed to me, and I also saw some troubles with the underarm part, the I thought the line separating the garter and the lace is just at the wrong place, and many others. I knitted a small swatch, I calculated some, looked up some lace pattern, and made up this:


4 comments:

Isis said...

The cardigan turned out just lovely ! I like the stitch, what is it ?

peony said...

It is some lace. I will scan and send it to you if you like.

herr_dr_nuss said...

"in every year, sometime between late January, and early February I get the urge to wear green. Lots of green. Light green. Grass green. Kelly green. "

St. Patrick's Day March 17th ;-)

Keep smiling. It suits you very well :-) as your work is always excellent!

h3dakota said...

Oooh, I just LOVE the cardi, it's gorgeous! ;)