I Have a Craving!
I haven't been knitting much and it's been bumming me out. I feel bad for not feeling inspired, and I want some gratification for a project. But I have no idea what to make. And then I looked at my loom. My poor, abandoned loom. The weaving guild I belong to is starting up again and I am getting really excited. Morning sickness stopped all progress on the gamp. I am a little over half way done with it, so I jokingly said to a friend, "I'm thinking about cutting off the gamp and weaving a plain ol' scarf." She replied, "Why don't you?"
So last night I pulled out my box of color cards and started planning. I ordered some Kathmandu Aran in a lovely green for a very simple tabby scarf. I have always wanted to try a dishtowel, and keeping it again, plain weave and this time using Homestead Cotton, I decided to throw in a couple stripes of soft greens. (Much softer than my color pencils would allow.) I calculated and calculated and scribbled and furrowed my brow (this is a new craft for me after all, and I can't guesstimate like I can with knitting) and I think I got enough yarn. Probably too much. That's ok. It's pretty cotton.
So now I don't feel so bad about the plain garter stitch scarf. It's a lovely limey green, much more bright in normal light. (Knitpicks Andean Silk "Lettuce") There is definitely a green theme going on around here...