This week…

Knitting: We had a nice long 4-day weekend due to Canada Day today (happy Canada Day, Canadians!). The extra days gave me plenty of time to get started on my Pluie cardigan. I had some different colored skeins of Knit Picks Palette yarn sitting around for a potential fair-isle project, but then I thought they might be perfect for this cardigan, and I could just alternate colors for the umbrella motifs. This is the first major project I’ve worked on that uses intarsia, so it’s taking me a bit of time untangling all of the strands as I work, but the super cute outcome is keeping me going.

Reading: I’m about halfway through The Girls at the Kingfisher Club which I’m really enjoying. The style takes a little bit to get used to, but once you get going, the world of 1920’s New York is easy to get lost in.

Watching: I noticed that Top Chef is now on Hulu Plus, so I’ve been catching up on that lately. It’s good knitting tv because it doesn’t require me to pay much attention, but I still can easily follow along for what is happening.

Linking up with KCCO and yarn along.

22 Comments on Color for a rainy day

  1. That sweater is going to be so cute! You have more dedication than I would making each umbrella a different color. I’m a little afraid of intarsia even though I’ve done a tiny little project with it before.

    • Thanks, Meg. Fortunately the different colors only overlap slightly, so it isn’t too much chaos! I can’t wait to see if finished… it just feels like it’s going to be a long time from now, unfortunately.

  2. I love the umbrellas on your sweater. They remind me of an antique quilt I have that is covered in multicolored umbrellas. Quite an ambitious and pretty project.

  3. oh that is so adorable! I love the color choices too. and you are so brave for doing this intarsia thing. I can only manage the simplest of intarsia. having so many patches like that would just drive me crazy!

  4. That cardi is going to be beautiful! How are you finding the intarsia? I have never tried it – it kind of intimidates me, but there are so many lovely patterns using it.

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