Posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

There's a lot of creative pots simmering on the metaphorical stove around here. I have a few patterns off being edited right now, including the Queequeg sweater, thanks to the kind email support of knitters, and a few more in the process of being made. They don't look like much at the moment, just piles of stockinette.

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But I do so love the colors I'm getting to work wih right now. Like this one for example: this mouth watering beauty is a gorgeous yarn from Jennifer Heverly of Spirit Trail called Verdande, in her incredible color Chipotle. This yarn is the delightful marriage of 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% bombyx silk. There's a cable I like so much involved in this sweater, and it's perfectly played by Jen's yarn and color combination. The finished sweater will be in the Spirit Trail booth at Maryland Sheep & Wool, and then I'll show it off here on the blog the following Monday. (Can you believe Maryland is only two months away?) But for now, it's just a lot of yarn.

And speaking of gorgeous yarn: I am so enamoured of Kim Kaslow's colors that I got to admire with every stitch of Queequeg, that I up and bought more of her yarn when I was at Spa. Here are three skeins of her sock yarns, from left to right: Essence in Boysenberry, Pearl in Tupelo Honey, and Pearl in Spiced Cider.

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I chose them to be knit into a Color Affection by Veera Valimaki (although I want to call it "color affliction", so obsessed with this color combination I seem to be lately). I admire designer Veera's ingenious turn with the shawl patterns. I think she's breathed new life into the old chesnut, and I want to knit all of her shawls, but for the time involved.

Well, that's all I can share for now. Thanks for reading. Now go knit something.