I am having a great time with my sweater knitting right now, even those long-lingering on the needles. I've got my Antler crawling along with my handspun, and Lady Marple has been enjoying a leisurely stroll on the needles. Newly on the needles, but moving at a surprisingly rapid pace is a Brownstone for Steve. All of those knits are fine and good. BUT. It's time to put them away. To tuck them into hibernation for month.
Because February is coming, and we all know that February knitting (in wintry parts of the world, anyhow) is not meant for white, grey or black. Denny says so. Stephanie says so. My friend Jean says so. It's just Knitting Truth. There is plenty enough white outside our door, and grey is most definitely how it's easy to feel at just about this point in the winter. So...all color, all the time...in February.
I'm kicking things off with a bit of purple. For my boy, of course, a raglan sweater in Osprey. In worsted, for a little body, this one is going to fly, I think, so I've been eyeing what comes next. Making plans, printing patterns, and in general just being sure there's plenty of color to round the bend into March. I think I'm good.
Should I doubt this color strategy, I need only look at the happy legs of my little miss, sporting her new yellow (yellow!!) legwarmers to know that color rules in February (the pattern is when left foot met right foot legwarmers). Yes, yes...we're going to have no problem making (knitting) our own sunshine this month.