If you want to have a walking habit in the Pacific Northwest, you need to be able to walk in the rain. I have found that leggings are so much better than long pants for walking in the rain. The puddles can make for a very soggy hem on long pants. Of course tucking your pants into your boots is also an option, the preferred option for my small walking buddy. And while I am averse to walking with an umbrella, it made for a fun sight on a recent rainy day walk. Isn’t he a lovely pop of color?
Speaking of pops of color, I have found a new color sneaking into my life lately. The color pink comes as a surprise. I recall having a beautiful, pale pink dress about 30 years ago. I loved that dress, even had a pair of pale pink heels to match. But pink has not been a part of my wardrobe for many years. We had one daughter who wanted pink walls in her room but left that color choice behind by the second grade. There have been bits of pink here and there but the colors that have made my heart sing have been orange and yellow and green for a very long time.
I saw the stack of fabrics above and pushed the order button without much thought. I haven’t done much quilting this year but I know these pink fabrics will be a central part of a new project I have planned for January.
I don’t know when I acquired a ball of pink, fingering yarn. I have attempted to use it in about three different shawls but it just wasn’t right. This week, I began to feel like I needed some pink in a hat. It is creating just the right pop of color on this Chamomile hat from an older pattern – The Tea Collection (you can find it on Ravelry).
I don’t know how far I will go with this color. I did a bit of online browsing for some new clothes. Between retirement and lockdown my wardrobe has become quite dull. I do have more pink yarn for some color work and some flannel for a cozy tunic to wear with leggings. I think 2021 deserves to be welcomed with a pop of color.