It's funny how inspiration can strike you in the oddest places. I was reflecting on the Shale Baby Blanket while in the shower this weekend, and with a head-full of shampoo, had a 'eureka' moment for a new product for knitters! I'm excited to spend some time in my newly-tidied office doing some market research and sketching out a few ideas for the initial concept. I have a pretty clear picture of what I want the end product to look like--getting it out of my head and turning it into a sellable item will be equal parts creatively-challenging and fun.
On Sunday, I spent some quality time curled up with a soft, bouncy skein of Quince & Co. Lark. The longer I knit with the Canvas colorway, the more I marvel at how appropriately-named it is. This particular shade of beige adapts to the light in the most wonderful ways. At times, it looks more oatmeal, other times, more cafe au lait. When it's bright and sunny, it takes on the neutral, beachy tones of seashells. When it's overcast, the grays become more predominant, giving the fiber a vintage, ballet slipper hue. The beauty of this neutral colorway is that you can confidently pair it with both warm and cool colors, making your hand knit instantly more versatile. It's really quite lovely, especially for indecisive knitters.
Tonight, I'm going to try my hand at winding a center-pull ball. I love learning new tricks, don't you?