I’ve always got a small project bag or two on hand with portable little projects for train and bus time. Thanks to the snow and a book deadline, though, the past two months haven’t been very travel-y at all. In fact, the same two lonely projects have been languishing in their bags since mid-December.
Since I’ve got some small gifts planned to make this spring (and a big uptick in travel ahead), I decided to finish up these two wintery items over the weekend. Both are favorite, classic patterns, destined for the same recipient: a lively green Rikke hat and a Honey Cowl in a darker variegated green. To the best of my memory, the cowl yarn is Malabrigo Worsted, but did lose the tag or label somewhere along the way. The hat is a a nice lofty Manos Del Uruguay something or other. I actually have a second skein of this on hand, so I think I will make some matching mitts for the recipient (I’m thinking a single-color edition of the lovely Log Cabin Mitts). As I’m refining my personal palette and style, this yellowy green color is still a question for me – it’s something I would have worn a few years ago, sure, but for whatever reason it doesn’t feel quite like me right now. Speaking of which, I recently threw out all my old Pinterest style boards. Time for a fresh start – and color is a goood place to begin.
Picture: Add a nice set of mitts and this unseasonable gift will be on its way to a new home.