Friday, 28 January 2011

Back in the knitting basket

February is coming, and even though Winter is far from over, I can hear Spring knocking at the door. We knitters have to think at least one season ahead, if we want to wear our masterpieces. And you know what? I'm no exception. I'm a knitter, and I'm thinking one season ahead. This is why, my friends, I decided to put warm and cozy Iberville back in the knitting basket. Yes! I mean, why would I want to knit something that I will only wear in several months? I love it with a passion, but my heart is screaming for something else!

One of my 2010 knitting resolution was Knitting must stay a pleasure. Even though I did succeed last year with this resolution, it doesn't mean that it's now out-of-date. I'm sticking to it. And knitting Iberville doesn't give me any knitting pleasure right now.

This is why, after looking through my inspiration board, I decided to cast on something springy, summery, light and feminine. I wanted something that I could easily wear on a chilly Summer night, or all day during Spring. And I wanted lace.


I had three skeins of gorgeous Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 sleeping in the same knitting basket where I've put back Iberville (yes, I have a few). I knew they would be perfect! And this, at least, will be ready for the right season!

13 comments:

Susanne said...

That looks beautiful, I like the pattern and the color. A great idea to think of Spring and start knitting for the warmer season now.

Everlasting said...

Le motif est magnifique ... et la teinte de gris nous fait espérer un printemps hâtif...

WingedStrategos said...

Beautiful piece. I can't wait to see what it becomes.

My.Florentine said...

I love the colour. I think it's perfect for Spring/Summer :). I hope we get to see more photos once it's finished blocking.

yodafatkitty said...

I keyed in on the words, 'inspiration board'. I get so many ideas and great patterns that I lose track of them.
If I had this, maybe I could stay focused. Maybe. lol.

Poshyarns said...

Oh gorgeous lace, I've been thinking about spring knitting too, longing I think...

Hege said...

Beautiful lace pattern.
Can't wait to see what it is ;)

Maryse said...

Knitting must definitely stay a pleasure! I'm a little stressed about knitting a hat... At least, it's a hat!

Eva said...

Let's see what this will be!

I have the feeling I'm always a season behind! Well, I want to finish two sweaters this winter and so I will.

But yesterday I did think about a summer/spring project because I bought expensive yarn of which I only wanted to afford enough for a T-Shirt! :)

photoknitdog said...

So pretty! Love the gray color of it.

Knit Purl Gurl said...

GORGEOUS! Luv your NY's Resolution.

Lindsey @ Yarnia said...

That silvery gray color looks perfect for the pattern! Can't wait to see it when it's all done :)

Rachel said...

So pretty! I like your resolution that knitting should remain a pleasure. I'm reminding myself of that and enjoying the process more again. It's funny to read you knit one season ahead...my time to knit is limited so I knit what I want when I can and know eventually I'll get to wear it. Otherwise, I'd have to work about 4 seasons ahead!

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