Bright Winter Colours :)

Where I live, winter tends to be more gray than white. That’s okay with me, in some ways – I love gray weather, even if I have to be out in it, as long as I’m dressed warmly and have something waterproof on my feet. (I cannot abide wet feet, though. That’s kryptonite.)

I do love snow, and even feel that cold-cold has its charms. I used to live somewhere that got more snow, and I do miss it. But I love where I live so much that I’ll accept an absence of winter white :)

Though seasonal neutrals do make me happy, it’s also nice to have a bit of a wake up colour-wise! Lucky for me, some perfect HELLO THERE! yarn appeared at my doorstep recently.

RainCity Knits Babycakes!

This is half of RainCity Knits’ neon sampler pack (normally you get eight colours, the whole rainbow – and they’re all lovely, I’m just counting my pennies these days). Aren’t the colours BANANAS amazing?!! Just the thing to make you feel happy and perky even on a super gray rainy day (in case gray rainy isn’t your thing, I mean). Krista, the dyer at RainCity, was extremely helpful and quick sending my yarn along to me – and she’s from my side of the country, hurray!

RainCity Knits Babycakes!

These adorable little pre-wound mini-skeins let you try out a bunch of RainCity’s cheerful colours at once! So perfect, right?

RainCity Knits Babycakes! (except the blue)

(Note that in the photo above, the blue yarn is not from RainCity – it’s Knitpicks Stroll tonal that just happened to be nearby)

I’m using my “babycakes” to make hexagons for my Six’es blanket (designed by the talented Karen Lauger!), and I’m really pumped about the pop of brightness they’re going to add. I’m hoping I can get at least 5 hexagons out of each babycake, which will definitely add to my growing pile of six sided blanket pieces! Six’es is a little-by-little project right now: I’m mostly chugging along, knitting hexagons on the bus every day, blocking when I get the chance and storing everything up until I have enough for the biggish blanket I’m imagining.

What’s making your days bright this month?

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6 thoughts on “Bright Winter Colours :)

  1. These mini-skeins looks gorgeous. Love it. I visite the raincity site a few times just to watch those colours. They’re so bright they make me feel happy. I’m working right now on a pattern with neon yellow stripes in it. woohoo :-)

    • I’ve done the same thing, looking at RainCity’s colours! They’re just SO cheerful, aren’t they? I bet your neon yellow striped sweater is going to be AMAZING!

  2. I understand about wanting the bright colors in the dark winter months. I grew up in southern Wisconsin where it gets butt cold and we get a good amount of snow dumped on us every year. Now I live in “northern” California (I live in the San Francisco Bay Area)…it doesn’t snow here. Honestly, it rarely gets to freezing temperatures (this week is an exception, apparently). We were house-shopping last January whilst wearing shorts and t-shirts. However, I still find winter clothing here to be drab so I’m constantly throwing color in. I’m working on a pair of fingerless mitts that are green and white (with splashes of red), purple socks, a little blue baby sweater, and green socks. I think my next “big” project is going to be a cardigan in an orange color…

    • Ooh that orange cardigan sounds delightful! I’d guess it will be as fun to knit as it will be to wear. I’m on Vancouver Island (same side of the continent as you!) so we don’t get snow either, really.

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