Mim’s magic drawer

I have put Color Affection in the bottom of my project bin until either the colors blend in a truly affectionate way, or I get re-inspired.  Meanwhile, I ran across this beautiful thing in my stash and fell in love all over again.

I’m not even sure what it is or where I go it.  It might be AWOL from the Rockin’ Sock Club of 2009, or maybe I picked it up at Heavenly Socks.  If anyone recognizes it, let me know.  I’d love to carry it in the store.

When I dug into the bottom of the yarn drawer in my desk…  What’s that you say?  Yes, of course I have a yarn drawer in my desk.  What else would I do with that deep drawer on the bottom right?  No, I have a file cabinet for files.  Obviously.

This drawer is where I keep the samples that especially intrigue me, or some special personal yarns that I think I might work with soon.

So…when I dug into the bottom of my yarn drawer, I found this stray ball I’d forgotten about and the colors were perfect for my mood.

So rich, so complex, so evocative of fall.  All I was hoping for Color Affection in a single yummy ball.  So I cast on 44 stitches and started working a simple Brioche Stitch scarf.  Pretty mindless knitting, but the color fascinates me.  It’s always amazing to me how this…

Can turn into this…

It flows and moves and changes and turns into something that reminds me of impressionist watercolors.  And   because of the slip stitches in the Brioche, it’s doing this interesting pooling thing that looks like this on one side…

And like this on the other…

Pretty.  So I’m happily ensconced in the magic of color and looking forward to having this gorgeous thing done in time for cooler weather.  See what happens when I open my magic drawer?

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