Friday as I dressed to go into Tulsa to enjoy an evening football game I happened to put on a small shawl that I’d never photographed for my Ravelry project folder. This is the Confidence Shawl knit using PathWays colorway Bittersweet. I love how the subtle shifts of deep orange to red to soft orange play out in the wide expanses of stockinette. I just happened to have on my Bittersweet socks so I was decked out in orange top to bottom.
This orange ensemble kicked me into a bit of knit-nerdiness and the thought occurred that I could knit a pair of socks to coordinate with the Vitamin D sweater that I’m knitting. I wound a skein of PathWays in the Primitive colorway which has a streak of gold along with brown and blue. On the drive into Tulsa I cast on the socks which I think will be great with the cardigan. Right now I’m going with a plain stockinette foot which I find fits nicely whenever I’m wearing boots or snug winter shoes, but maybe something entertaining would be good for the leg.
While I’m experiencing good sweater mojo I decided to wind yarn for another sweater. I’ve had my eye on the Schoodic Cardigan for sometime. I haven’t knit cables in ages but thoroughly enjoy them. Five skeins of our new High Country DK yarn in colorway Extra Virgin are ready to go. This solid-ish yarn has a lot of color play as well with movement from brown-green to deep-green to yellow-green.
Because I’m now apparently on a kick of coordinating socks with sweaters I thought what the heck – let’s find a sock yarn too. I have Extra Virgin in PathWays but maybe Cacophony will be interesting or perhaps Olive Branch.
Just to take things over the edge I’m also thinking maybe a sweater in the new High Country DK colorway Abyss would be fun. No pattern selected yet but I have on order the The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges by Ann Bud. I’m pretty certain I’ll find something in that big book.
As I was dreaming about sweater/sock combination I realized that I’ve already knit a pair of socks to coordinate with the Abyss colorway. My Hedera socks will look great with Abyss! Sweet! I’m ahead of the game now!