I'm happy to report that I've had my first mild winter. I'm so used to sub-zero temperatures, brutal wind chills, and blizzards that I already feel like it's Spring here in Denver. Yep.. I could get used to these 60 degree days in February.
All this sunshine and great weather has got me thinking about my Spring wardrobe. I've been inspired by Karen over at Fringe Association to work towards a handmade wardrobe, and for me, warmer weather knits are a huge area of opportunity.
So here's what I'm thinking...
(far left) Imogen Tee by Carrie Bostick Hoge
To me, nothing says warm weather and sunshine like a lace tee. I love simplicity of the raglan sleeves and stockinette body, and the lace center panel will make it an interesting knit. I know I'm going to wear this one a lot so I'm thinking I'll knit it in a fun color. Maybe a subdued red or orange?
Plus I couldn't resist that model's moon tattoo!
(top middle) Coal by Veronik Avery from the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2013 collection
This will be a great Spring jacket that I will probably end up wearing every day, so I want to knit it in a neutral color. I might even knit it in the exact yarn shown, Shelter in Cast Iron.
(top right) Reine by Alexis Winslow from the Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 3 collection
The delicate cable detail on the button bands and pockets are so feminine - I love it! I can picture myself pairing this cardi with a sundress or throwing it over a delicate tee. I want to keep the color light and airy, so maybe a cream or light purple.
(bottom middle) Perkins Cove Pullover by Pam Allen
I want to make this one into a short sleeve tee that will last me through summer. Perkins Cove will probably be a late Spring knit for me, but when I'm finished I'm excited to wear it over a bathing suit with jean shorts!
(bottom right) Sparrow by Pam Allen
I'm a sucker for an open back and I love delicate buttons, so Sparrow is a must-knit for me. At the same time, the fit is sophisticated and flattering.
I also want to add a light shawl to the mix, any suggestions on a good pattern?
I'm looking forward to a season of selfish knitting :-)