|In trying to take an artistic yarn picture I got a much better shot of my Top Gun-themed manicure|
I was initially swatching for Entangled Vines, but my yarn worked much better for Twigs and Willows, so I have since cast on for the back. And yes, this is the yarn I was using for my Central Park Hoodie. That was getting no love and I cannot imagine having orange yarn available and not using it for a leafy cardigan.
But wait, there's more! Since I seem to be fighting off a major case of startitis (and losing badly -- I'll have enough WIPs for months), I also started the Ivy Trellis Mittens. The required yardage was perfect for the leftovers from my Purslane Beret. I was going to make myself wait until I finish something, but it is still mitten weather when I head to work in the morning, so I caved.
In case it bears repeating, I am really excited about this pattern collection. I have never knit an Alana sweater, but I have knit up several of her accessory patterns over the years and have listened to her podcast since almost the beginning. I'm in love with the way each piece incorporates a leaf motif. It is bringing back memories of the little vines I would doodle in my school notes. I cannot wait to see how different knitters interpret this vision. It's going to be one colorful landscape.