It’s a rare day when I leave the house without my knitting. It’s also a rare day that I intentionally buy beige yarn. Somehow though, I’ve amassed this pile of beige/tan/sand/ecru/light brown yarns. Dark browns, no problem. But all this light stuff? Only explanation is temporary flight of fancy where I imagine myself as a delicate and elegant type who wears beige. After years of collecting, it’s time to face reality…I will not be suddenly changing my stripes to become Ms. Always Light Tan.
Still, I’ve got this pile and they seem like they’re all friends.
So, they became my on-the-go project for the spring and why tackle one ‘I never’ when you can go for two. I never knit rectangles. A ‘scarf’ is about the most boring thing I can think of. The only way it gets worse it to make it bigger and call it a stole. I’m finding I want to wear a stole though? So, after a couple failed swatches, I decided a simple brioche was the best course of action and off I went.
Off into the wilds of San Francisco. This project has sat with me on all the benches, logs and tree stumps we could find in the past two months. Given the current state of the pandemic and the work at home hordes, it’s become increasingly difficult to find quiet spots to sit outside but I have persisted and found some lovely tucked places to practice my tuck stitch. My stole has grown too. It’s nearly taller than me and it’s only 2/3rds done!
I figure I’ll just go until I run out of yarn. In the meantime, it’s been retired and is now an at-home project. It’s too big to be portable these days. Luckily, it’s a great lap blanket until it graduates into a full-time stole. (My granny transformation is nearing completion!)
Now, it’s time for a new on-the-go project and the pendulum is swinging back in the other direction…hard.
I want to knit all the colors now! For a hot minute, I had a hat in the to-go bag. Finished it in short order though. Now it’s on to a very colorful Dotted Rays. This should finally be the last of the Zooey cotton/linen blend from my stash. I’m already dreaming up my next colorful project too…a Yayoi Kusama inspired polka dot number. If nothing else, it’s a good excuse to wind up all the mini’s from last year’s not-advent advent box I got! Yes, I’m back on the color. No regrets!