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Is it spring yet?!

I, for one, am ready for something FRESH.

There's a magic that happens between projects when I clear off my project cart, shake all the stitch markers from the cushions, and re-file all the circulars curling into a tangle on my workspace. It's clean, it's exciting, and this time it's coinciding right with spring.

On my needles right now, I'm swatching in this lovely, vintage-tee-soft, natural-dyed fingering weight wool from Kelcey of Knitting Niqabi, in colorway Mirkwood. It has a downy texture to it that makes me think of gauze scarves and I can't wait to cast on a full project with it. I'm new to natural-dyed wool, and I never imagined it would be so soft!

A sage green cable swatch and a cream silk flower.
Loft and drape!

Dream spring knitting pattern

I got my knitting start knitting lace. I don't knit lace much anymore, but I'm still very inspired by delicate textures. One pattern I keep returning to (literally once per week I try to figure out if I can justify the time commitment) is In Honor of Her, from Mara Licole Knits.

It's so delicate, airy, and feminine - it's everything I want in a shawl. Mara also has an exquisite impetus for this project:

"I wanted to design a shawl that honors women and girls with a particular focus on those who have touched our lives but whose story is tainted, forgotten, or was unfairly ended in a way that makes you want to honor her and rewrite her story. For those women and girls, we knit this project: In Honor of Her."

I actually have never worked a large brioche project, much less a large brioche LACE project, so I'm still working up to casting on. (Please write with encouragement!)