In addition to savoring Middlemarch, I've spent this past week poring over a book full of Icelandic patterns that I checked out of my parents' library. It has been a tremendous inspiration. I find it strangely difficult to imagine the various patterns in alternate color schemes, but that's where Ravelry and Instagram come in. I am plotting lopapeysas for all and sundry.
It seems I am always one sweater ahead of myself. I finished up Lucy's pickled beets cardigan, complete with ideal buttons from my visit to Twist.
While putting those finishing touches on it, I couldn't help but daydream about making another Davies Mashup out of what remains of my Ecological Wool.
Yet as soon as I cast that on, I began planning how to best use the Lopi my husband brought me from his fortuitous layover in Iceland.
With the help of that book, I've got a pretty clear picture of how to use it, supplementing with a skein or two of contrasting color. Lucy would love a cinnamon sweater and I think Pete will look great in this oatmeal unspun wool. I am turning color combinations over in my mind as I churn out another sheepy yoke sweater. Does anyone else daydream about what's next on the needles while knitting away monogamously?