I'm still not fully recovered from the shock of last Tuesday. Not so much because of the historical significance- the word history seems to have lost it's potency with every 'caster of every stripe trying to turn their story into more than mere hyperbole- but more the realization that I live in a blue state. And not just blue for our President-Elect- Colorado now has a Democratic Governor, 2 Democratic Senators and 5 out of our 7 Reps are Dems as well. Honestly, I don't see it lasting for long- I'm sure that's the cynical side of me speaking-- but part of me wonders what exactly it was that changed so many hearts and minds. Unfortunately, I think it was fear- the one saving grace (can it even be that?) is that it wasn't manufactured fear as it was 4 years ago, but instead fear of the unknown future - which is a fickle lover, at best.
As is no secret, though, I have been blue for a long time. And it's finally reflected in my knitting.
These are just a few of the water colored projects I've been working on in the last few months- from the top left, a Twinkle scarf done in a peacock shade, my feather and fan shawl knit out of Colinette Jitterbug in the Monet colorway, one of my current knits, the Cropped Cardigan from Blue Sky Alpacas knit in Sportweight Capri coughtiffanybluecough, and a garter stitch scarf made last winter using Colinette Point Five in Monet (I'm so over it, I don't need help, I can quit any time).
I'm certainly not ready to give up these blues- and even if the holiday blues creep in a little bit, there are always so many things that chase that blue right away.
*I have to say, no matter how deep my blue love goes, I absolutely never rock the jean tuxedo. I simply love the Twinkle scarf with the jean jacket and was too lazy to change for a pic taken in my backyard. Please don't send the FP to my house. It was a momentary lapse in laziness.