Spring Fever

Like most people in the US, I'm ready for some warm weather. I keep hoping if I do warm weather activities, Spring weather will arrive. We've had a few teaser days, but all in all it's been colder than usual. To try and will the warm weather to come, I've: planted vegetables (peas and beets are up!), put up a bluebird box, purchased cute warm weather dresses, started shaving my legs on a regular basis again (let's not fool ourselves... no one does this during cold weather), brought forsythia in the house, started eating more fruit, and started wearing brighter colors.

Since those aren't really working, I decided to go ahead and cast on for the spring top I've been planning to make this year - can't hurt, right? I've planned out how I want my top to look - light and airy, a bit oversized, but still fashionable. I even did a gauge swatch!

I ran the numbers last night, and cast on.

The yarn I'm using is the same yarn I used for my Stripe Study Shawl I made a few years ago. It's a lace weight silk/linen blend that I purchased from an Italian Etsy shop. I'm knitting with two strands held together, and will be using both the grey and the pink, just like I did in the shawl. 

Sidenote: we picked up a couple of these faux sheepskin rugs at Ikea a few weeks ago, and they make such a great backdrop for my knitting photos. Not to mention, they're super soft.

I plan on spending the majority of the weekend working on this top while watching my favorite sporting event ever, March Madness.

1 comment:

  1. I love that stitch pattern on your swatch! It looks floral somehow :-) Love that rug too - we used to have one of those and loved it!