Here I sit in my fully roofed house doing something I wholly did not anticipate ...
I'm knitting in YELLOW!
Yes, I know, it's April, and Yellow is the color of the month for Project Spectrum. And I know I've got that project spectrum button right over there on the sidebar.
In yellow's honor, I even ate a yellow-topped mini-cupcake at the girls' recital reception:
(And yes, they played beautifully, and NO I didn't get a decent picture of either of them doing it. I was too caught up in the music of the moment, and forgot to prepare blog photos...). So I chose, and photographed, a yellow cup cake because I feared that I'd not have anything else yellow to report.
You see, I really didn't anticipate a) finding yellow yarn in the stash and b) finding something I wanted to knit in yellow (certainly not without a serious quest).
However...a blast from the past has brought yellow into my life!
The wonders of blogland never cease to amaze me. This weekend, a mostly-cyber friend I'd not heard from in literally years, and not seen in longer, ran across this blog somehow, and said hello. Turns out she's been working on some nifty pattern designs, and has come up with one for a daffodil. Timing being everything, it turns out she actually needed a test knitter... and I needed some yellow inspiration.... at the same time!
I know it's not much, but here's the start of my daffodil:
Note: in the interests of fairness to her, I'll not be posting many in-process pictures of the daffie. The next you see it, it's likely to be a done deal. But I'm so tickled to have found a yellow I'm actively enjoying knitting that I just had to share.
On other needles, I've turned the Pomatomus heel and have just picked up the gusset.
I've made a bit more progress on Celtic Wedding Shawl II -- but not so much that photographing it would be interesting.
The modular shawl remains in stasis while I decide whether I'm starting with a diamond, a triangle or a square. If either of the latter, I'll be frogging it the rest of the way.
And in parting, I give you Gabriel. When he got into this chair every thing you see sharing it with him was already there. Evidently, he slid under it all to be surrounded by knitted shawls -- the bag in front of him holds the rest of the yarn for the Celtic Wedding Shawl, which is covering his back; his head is resting on the remains of the Modular Shawl; his paw is staking claim to my warm'n'cozy barn shawl (not that I have a barn... but it seems like the shawl version of a barn sweater).