Saturday, April 4, 2009

A New Month, A New Project

Well, like I've ever had troubles finding new projects to start--but it is April and time for the April Project of the Month! Drum roll..........
A jacket made with home decorating fabric.

I'm a bit nervous about the project as the fabric isn't washable to it's going to take some creative marking, and to be honest I was really hoping for socks. I know I put at least one sock project into the pile. Still, I've been wanting to make this for a while, and so far I've been really good about finishing my "Project of the Month" projects, so I'll hopefully have a cute new jacket. Just in time to not need it.

There has been knitting--the moss stitch scarf is about half done
and the Kauni cardigan is to the armholes, and more importantly.....I'M ALMOST DONE WITH THE ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I admit, I love how this looks in the picture, and I will love the finished cardigan, but I was raised in the 1970s when ugly colors were required in all things, and have passionately hated avocado green, mustard yellow, and rust orange ever since. Did it ever strike anyone else as odd that America's love affair with "earth tones" coincided with it's love affair with polyester and synthetic fibers?????