In an effort to celebrate summer, I finagled a few days out of town with the family. The scheduling logistics for all of us are a nightmare, but hopefully by the end of the day all will be accounted for at our little getaway. Various schedules, multiple cars, terrible traffic . . . I have my fingers crossed.
This excursion is bonus knitting time for me, so of course I thought long and hard about what to bring. And to keep it interesting, my final decisions required a little bit of dyeing. In my world there is always last-minute dyeing.
I know. It's a lot of gray, but some of that belongs to my daughter. For over a week now, she's been bugging me about a project . . . a project she wants to make. I felt compelled to seize the opportunity to get a pair of needles in her hands over the weekend. She's known how to knit since she was a little girl, but she doesn't do it very often. Or not as often as I think she should.
"Do you have any yarn?" What kind of question is that?
"What colors do you have?" Again, a silly question.
After much texting back and forth and discussing colors and what will work best with the pattern, she settled on gray.
"Mom, black is always my go-to color. I'll do gray instead." I wasn't able nudge her out of her color comfort zone, but at least she'll be knitting.
This week's color inspiration . . .
A trio of peppers.