Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Spring is yellow

I woke this morning, facing my bedroom windows.  Even in the very very early morning light, that early light where you see only two things, dark and a slightly less dark sky, I could tell one thing.  It was windy.  The high tree tops danced an artful dance against the indigo sky.  Our spring has been odd and the one thing connecting all the days has been wind.  

And so it goes.

All the wind is keeping my thoughts stuck on sweaters.  Yes I still have the urge to knit red.  Its the oddest sort of feeling, this urge to just knit something red.  I will stay strong against it.

When you try to resist something your fingers seem to want, it is a good idea to work with something else you love. I am.  

I'm working with butter yellow.  This is Cloud Cotton again. It is just one of the nicest yarns.  Lofty, with the weight and hand of a good worsted weight yarn.  Nothing mercerized or glossy or crisp about this yarn. Just soft.

We've been having an informal Liesl along at the store.  As in, two people knit them in the last few weeks and I'm jumping on the bandwagon.  I have been admiring Liesl for a good long while but I just could not sort out the yarn I wanted to use.  I dithered while they knit.  Last Friday, I jumped and picked up the lovely yellow.  

I was influenced by my recent knitting with Cloud Cotton, but mostly it was just the yellow.  It suits the season. It's a warm yellow, but not an orange warm.  It speaks more of cream and fresh green pastures and baby chicks. I was deeply committed to the color even as I wound the yarn into yarn cakes.  Seeing it in soft round cakes made me like it more.  On to knit.  Yummy.



Knitting Alchemist said...

So, so pretty...

Mrs.Spit said...

I knit the most lovely baby sweaters in that this time last year, and then got to see the wee little girls in them a few weeks ago.

Cloud cotton rocks.

Brenda said...

I have some Cloud Cotton from my ripped Hey Teach. I'm thinking of using it for a summer vest.