I have waited so long for this moment.
All my pink yarn, in one place, with the pink pattern clipboard and the pink project bag and the pink and black cat needlecase (click to enlarge). And the funny thing is, I thought I had a lot more pink yarn than that. I want to knit it all right now. Almost every skein of yarn you see in the photo has a project assigned to it. Some were gifts, some were from swaps or contests, and some, like the Helen's Lace, said "You must order me right this moment. You simply cannot go on without me." You know how the yarn talks to you in that bold, insistent way. The problem is, I just can't knit fast enough.
In assembling these photos (thanks to Chris, blog photographer), I've discovered that as much as I love green, I don't have a lot of green yarn. I love the seafoam/mint/light greens, and the dark blue greens like forest. This New Zealand Woolpak yarn (Royal Green, and more of a St. Patrick's Day green than what you might see here) is destined to be a ribbed turtleneck sweater. I wound the first ball, but then the warm weather came last year, and the spring projects. I don't have any yellow yarn, but I do have quite a few pairs of yellow knitting needles. The needles on the lower right are Crystallites, which I have in different sizes and colors, in case I have to travel on an airplane (at most, once a year).
Here is a natural guide book for this month's Project Spectrum, with so much pink and green (and some yellow and blue) that it hurts:
I love the watercolor illustrations by Izak.
And here is a sneak peak at my next project, which I'm going to start in a week or two with The Knittin Kitten, once I finish the mystery gift. I'm also going to do the Helen's Lace pie wedge shawl (scroll all the way down to the bottom middle of this linked page if you want to see it).
We'll be updating our fundraising total for Get Your Guts in Gear next week, but I wanted to let you know about another cyclist taking to the streets for a good cause. Greeley of Ride Knit Read is going to ride in the Tour de Cure, to assist in the fight for a cure for diabetes. Please take a moment to visit her blog and read about her ride, and support her if you can. Greeley is also "ride leader" for the Cycling Knitters (riding or watching!) web ring.
For U.S. cycling knitters and anyone who loves to watch a good bike race (or has kids who might): tomorrow, Saturday April 7, at 2:30-5pm eastern time, the first pro cycling race to be broadcast on a major TV network in over ten years will be on NBC, the U.S. Open Cycling Championships in Virginia. This new race is from Williamsburg to the capital, Richmond. Men's race only, but you'll see some of the fastest riders in the country navigate sharp corners, cobbled pavement, and historical sites all the way to the finish line. It's great TV knitting, because watching them race makes you knit faster! Team Jelly Belly is going to be there. On that note, I wish everyone who celebrates them a joyous and peaceful Easter or Passover, and a restful weekend with those you love.