Because I can’t bear to give you another update on my Cardigan of Tedium (spoiler alert: I’m still slogging away on the second sleeve), I thought I’d tease you with my “incentive project.”
As in . . . what’s going to get me through that sleeve. And . . . well. February, too.
When I saw this new design last week, I just knew . . . if anything could keep me inspired to keep knitting that (damn) sleeve . . . and if anything could get me through the dreariness of February . . . it would be a cowl featuring day-glo flower power motifs! (Doesn’t it remind you of . . . oh, your 7th grade locker décor???)
Now all I have to do . . . is finish that cardigan . . . so I can color my world!
How about YOU? What are you working on this week?
Wow. Gorgeous. A cowl for me, also. Not day-glo. But I am contemplating a slightly day-glo project (the very hot pink part done in KSH which tones it down a bit) for a teenager. If you are 16, Day-glo is where its at! I think. So you are very cutting edge.. Can’t wait to see it!
Oh.My.Gosh! (and I burst out laughing at the 7th Grade Locker suggestion…. umm, yeah! Or Heidi’s bedroom in 5th-ish grade… oh yeah! Hahahaha)
That is one adorable and cheerful cowl!
That looks like just the thing to get you through that second sleeve and February – very 7th grade locker and Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper!
Nothing like a good “dangling carrot” project to get you through a slog! Those colors are definitely screaming middle school in the early ’90s to me.
OMG, I LOVE THAT!! You can do it, Kym!!
Bonny’s comment reminded me of some images I saw last week with the caption “Lisa Frank Lloyd Wright” and, well, you’ve just gotta google it. 😉
I love your enthusiasm for color! Second sleeve island can be such a project sinker, we must KBO through it though.
The colors for the cowl are going to be so much fun! Smart incentive after a project that tests your mettle!
Oh my that yarn will brighten up the whole neighbourhood, it’s gorgeous.
Those cowl colors are NOT what I think of when I think of Kym… but what do I know?! The cowl will be a lovely burst of color right when the March blahs hit. Go for it!
That project will definitely keep you interested. Now, get through that sleeve so you can go have fun.
What a fabulous pattern!! I know you will have fun with that. I think we are all cheering you on for that second sleeve!
Whoa! That cowl is the best. Heck – I’d knit the sleeve for you if I could so you could jump right in!
The cow is fun but just too much colorwork for Colorwork Challenged Me.
That cowl is so perfectly YOU! And the colors will be fantastic with your hair!
Oh for fun! It looks like it’s straight out of the 70s!
I hadn’t seen that pattern but I cackled when I clicked the link – it is SO YOU! but not letting yourself cast on until you finish the Cardigan of Tedium … hum… that does seem a bit off brand?! I would be putting that cardigan in a bag til next August and starting that cowl TODAY so I could show it off before it gets too warm! (you know you won’t wear that cardigan before next fall anyway, amIright?)
Oh, you have found a very good incentive. That cowl will be just the thing to wear on a winter day. Sometimes I think most sweaters turn into a slog at some point. I’m trying to be good and not cast on a new thing until I finish my sweater. We’ll see how much self-discipline I can exercise.
LOVE the cowl–pattern, colors, all. This post reminds me of a blog I followed for eons, til she closed up… soulemama, creator of the delightful Taproot magazine. Anyway, she’d host a cardigan knitalong every Feb, the only deal being it had to be COLOR! No neutrals! Fun…
Hope you get to start that SOON!!
Oooh I just “favorited” this one! I’m worked on a Honeycomb Scarf that I am bored of, and did some swatching for a Pressed Flowers Cardigan. I really want to be knitting a very brightly yoked Soldatna sweater, but am waiting for “that one skein”.