It’s Friday, a long weekend and it’s freezing! A perfect excuse to stay inside all weekend long and knit. By tomorrow I should be wearing my latest creation and starting in on the next project. I am on a mission to get some knitting done when I have a nice stretches of down time.
I love color but I also realize I have to embrace some neutrals too. I’ve been reworking my wardrobe, trying to simplify and make things more cohesive in my closet. I definitely have my personal style down but sometimes getting dressed in the morning is challenging when you have a closet full of just stuff to wear and not things you love and want to wear. Besides, we only end up wearing about 20% of our actual wardrobe. So I’m filling my shelves with things I love that I’ve made for myself but in doing that I need to fill in some gaps and holes in my wardrobe. So I’m adding in the Louise Cardigan because it’s a nice simple staple. In my stash, I had some Rowan Superwash Wool in a really love camel shade, camel is my favorite neutral. It’s warm and rich and goes with everything.
And then I pulled out this dreamy Blackened Rainbow yarn from Yarn Ink I’ve been saving. Man it is so beautiful and has a lovely drape to it. I want skeins and skeins of this stuff. But instead I’m using it for the bottom ribbing, the button bands and neckband. Because rainbows are neutral by default since they have every color of the rainbow.
Add in a creamy white cuff and this might be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. It’s all neutral but there’s interest to it with my yarn selection. Added bonus is stash busting so I can make room for spring/summer yarns. I’m down to the button bands and I plan on wearing this baby this weekend!! FO pics later next week – I’ve got a couple of FO’s ready to share.
So anyone else have good long weekend plans? Stay warm everyone!