Melissa Peda took this picture of a flower in her garden and posted it on her blog (100BillionStars) the other day. (She has a lovely blog, by the way. You should check it out! I am inspired every single time I visit it.)
I Love This Colour! I used to have a sweater in this same shade of periwinkle blue and I loved it to death. Literally wore it out.
So when I saw this photo, a lightbulb went on and I said to myself, “Nita, you should find yarn in that colour and knit yourself something!”
Like maybe Waterlily by Meghan Fernande:
Or the February Fitted Pullover by Any Herzog:
You know, I haven’t actually set out to knit a just for me item in…decades.
I knit gifts for other people … Scarves, slippers, socks, baby things. The last thing I knit for myself was a sweater way back about 1990.
Well, okay, maybe that’s not entirely true. I think I’ve got a pair of slippers in a drawer somewhere. And I wore a me-made lace knit scarf all winter (…actually, I made it for my mom, but wasn’t happy with it. So I kept the substandard item for myself and knit a better one for her. Have you ever done that?)
So I think it’s time I knit something luscious just for me.
Something in periwinkle blue.
The search for the perfect colour is on!