After a slight creative slump, I’m feeling like my old self. I’m going to attribute it to this: my Exploration Station, a Stephen West pattern. His patterns always stand out, don’t they?
I can tell you this is a totally enjoyable knit, and using the fun, wild colors just makes it better. It’s a Stephen West so you might as well go all out! Plus these bright and happy colors make think of Spring! I’m using 1) Gnomeacres in Mint Chocolate Chip 2) Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love (pink) 3) Colinette Jitterbug in Paintbox (the white with speckles) and 4) Ella Rae Lace Merino in 126 (gray). I’ve just finished the short row section and will be moving onto the Brioche next… not sure how that is going to go but I’ll let you know! I’ve never knit brioche before.
All the little yarn cakes fit perfectly in my SockSack. This is the medium size. It’s doing a good job of keeping everything untangled.
So you see the pink and mint in my shawl? Pink and mint is my new obsession. It has spilled into my fabric purchases as well. I bought fabric last week and I cannot WAIT to start sewing it into my Noodlehead Cargo Duffle.
I picked two prints from the Tokyo Train Ride collection produced by Cotton + Steel, who as a newbie to sewing can I saw WOW. Cotton + Steel fabrics are so up my alley. Very much my aesthetic. The white is from the Maker series by Art Gallery Fabrics, which I’m quickly finding is another favorite. The train print is 100% the loveliest fabric I’ve ever seen. I’ve never been so infatuated with a print. Hopefully I do it justice when I go to sew the bag – fingers crossed!
Gosh, so much to share… I also finished my Fluid. It is so cute in the Nomadic Yarns Glitterbomb. It doesn’t look the best on me (my hair is at a weird length right now for hats) but by the time I need it again it should be fine. Fluid was such a fun and rhythmic knit, I want to make many more.
I have some other projects to share, but I think that is enough for today!
Hopefully it’s starting to look and feel like Spring by you! The bradford pears have exploded overnight, and we’ve traded snow for rain showers and warm breezes. It’s lovely.