Why worry about a green leaf kick? They are all so beautiful!!
No. Leaves and green are veryvery good. I'm in Southern Alberta, where spring was cancelled (I assume due to budgetary constraints). The trees still seem to be deciding whether to go for it or just skip the leaves this year. Green and leaves are lovely alternatives to grey, snow and wind.
Lovely green. The scarf is simply delicious. Your green binge is infective and I haven't been innoculated. HELP!!
I say Celebrate Green! Unleash your inner Kermit! really though, both garments are wonderful. Carry on with exhuberance, until another colour comes to tickle your fancy...
You're just noticing now? The Blog has known this for weeks.
Green is Nature's black. This is a good thing - a beautiful thing. Enjoy!
But it's so beautiful and refreshing!
Keep going green. It'll be winter soon enough.
Weeks? The Blog has known this for years. Not that we are complaining . . . . just saying.
Love the scarf and its pattern. GREEN is awesome and very spring like as well. Very cool!!
My green jag was just buying green. I'm hoping for the corresponding urge to actually KNIT green to hit soon.
Embossed leaves is the only sock pattern I've ever knit twice. I lurve it.
Nahh, Green is Good. Green is Very Good.....
*why, yes, green IS my favorite color. Like forever...*
Flowers are wonderful-unless you live in the forest like I do--so far the raccoons have dug out 3 sets of planted flowers. The live trap is in position.
But, love the scarf--what other color could you have made a Leaf sweater out of in the summer??
I LOVE how those two lace patterns play together! Beautiful!
Well, you could cheat a little if you're anxious, and get some fully leafed plants for the garden -- our local greenhouses had full-size lettuce plants this year, for crying out loud!
Still, lovely sweater, lovely scarf, lovely socks-to-be.
I envy the speed at which you knit! One could say that I am green with envy!! ;-)
I love the scarf! But how on earth do you pblock that wavy edge?
Smooshy Spring Tickle is one of the most appealing yarns I've ever encountered. I have a pair of socks made out of it but I might need to get another skein because it's so greeny green greenish and smooshy.
I bet you even bought the green yarn in the dead of winter - wouldn't it be funny if you had?
And green looks so good on you - keep going!
I'm doing a multicolored beach coverup with green, pink, orange and white, which is already into summer, but I've already been to the beach twice!
You may inspire me to go back and enjoy spring...
Those are some gorgeous colors! I feel so inspired to buy some for me. Yum.
It's great. What are you doing with Irish Girlie?
Seriously, green heals like grass even on other substances. I learned that once after walking into one of the impressionists rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. This was a fairly small room but all four walls were scenes of meadows with bright green grass and some trees, brilliant, vivid colors. The temperature in the room was at least 10 degrees cooler and swimming with negative ions, it felt like a fresh spring rain had fallen indoors. Everyone was sort of basking in it (or at least I was). Green soothes and feeds us.
Ah! Lovely scarf! I've been knitting green too. Just finished my green Stony Brook stole, and could easily cast on more green immediately.
Who cares!?! They are all awesome! Go with it.
P.S. I love the embossed leaves pattern! Don't you love that book?!
Don't forget the beautiful leg warmers....they may have started the greening of your world.
I love your green leafy knitting jag. So many great leafy patterns and so, so many beautiful shades of green to go... Knit away, my friend!
I made the Elfine's Socks out of that same DiC colorway. LOVE THEM. They are so vivid green and look perfect with a leaf pattern.
I like green. Green's my favorite.
No better color to be obsessed with, I say.
I LOVE YOUR BLOG!
Keep up the great work!!
ps. Link Exchange??
Lovely greens! Must find some green yarn for my next sock project!!
I seem to be seeing a pattern here...
Wasn't there a similarly green post only a few months ago?
But all of your green items are so beautiful! It's aOK to be in a rut when the rut is such a terrific experience!
I've been recently informed that Sesame St has even turned Elmo green! Love the sock pattern.
I love the embossed leaves pattern. I have knit that one several times. The last one I did was in Blue Moon's pond scum. It turned out so elegantly spectacular. It just glows like beautiful fall leaves.
green is wonderful. we were so ready for spring here in Indiana-so many snow days we were making them up on saturdays and still went into June. Now I'm ready for a summer color. Bring on the blue!!!!
Leaves and green are beautiful! Enjoy your jag :)
I am a Green Woman married to a Blue Man. Poor hubby, he has to live with as much green as I can stuff into this house, starting with the floors. I love green so you're definitely up my alley with it, Stephanie!
It's because green is the very best colour ever and you've just discovered it.
or just switch your cloths when fall hits :0
Apparently green is the one colour that doesn't stimulate. It's like a break for your brain; no wonder camping relaxes me so!
This reminds me of the time I was re-organizing my stash and realized I had a whole bin full of yarns with the same three colors. I had no idea.
Maybe the flowers will come later.
Definitely green. Definitely leafy. Definitely lovely. sigh.
Cheers, Barbie O.
Absolutely nothing wrong with lots of green!
Why would anyone not want to knit green? It's such a fresh color! I'm about to start a new green project, myself...
Wonderful calming green. Always. Brights and heathers and jewels are so appropriate some times, but a soft, unassuming green will win - every time. That wavy pattern is so feminine, in a quiet, confident way. It's raining ever so gently here in northern Minnesota at the moment, creating even more soft green leaves. Just a peaceful walk in the woods will restore the best in us, won't it?
A fabulous Happy Birthday to you on Monday - in case I'm still too inebriated from celebrating my 73rd tomorrow! 8^D Hopefully delicious prezzies and greetings are on their way to you.
Green is great! Stick with it until you're sick of it, I say - it's bad to eat nothing but chocolate, it's bad to drink nothing but beer, and it's probably not good to watch nothing but purely entertaining TV. But what harm does it do to knit nothing but one colour?
Leaves are good. Green is good. Knitting is good and you are so good at it. Luverly for sure.
Gorgeous, gorgeous greens. I'm overwhelmed; it's like being in a fairy jungle. Did you know that green is apparently now considered a neutral? Just saying.
I get it. I started a green leaf-themed stole myself this week. Also, when my house was being built in April, I chose a sage green carpet, which I now realize I chose because it is a bit reminiscent of a golf green. . . . Spring has been a long time in coming this year.
Dude! A)How do you knit so fast and B) What do you do with to all of the things you've knit? (Awesome sweaterscarfsock, BTW....
Definitely not. I mean, get all the flowers you need as well, but nothing wrong with the green thing. However, now I want to see a picture of you in all 3 (or more) green things. :)
Or maybe you need to buy Jan Messent's book & actually knit a garden: http://tinyurl.com/25lj2h2
I like this kick because green is my favourite colour.
I was going to add that you "just finished" the green leg warmers and green (Beaded Bell?) socks, then checked the blog. Those were a whole 2 months ago. And since then you've done baby booties (multiple), the sweet baby bonnet & booties, the Kiama sweater, and 2 (non-green) socks.
Me? During the same time? One pair of socks and one tank. Sheesh.
Personally, I LOOOOVE the green, so I don't see any reason to change it. That scarf is incredible.
And yes, HOW do you knit so fast?
There can never be enough green or leaves.
Just like yarn, you can never have too much green. Especially if it's green yarn.
I've come up with the theory that God's favorite color is green. Just take a look outside. Except during the winter. Everyone needs to start with a blank canvas, why not do it once a year in some locations?
Nothing wrong with green. In fact, green is the best color. Because, you know, it rhymes with Riin.
As long as you're just KNITTING little green leaves, I think it's a healthy obsession... all quite beautiful, btw.
♫♫ it's not easy knitting green ♪♫♪♫
If your green and leafy knitting binge can hurry summer weather along, I'm all for it! :)
dude i know how you feel, i've just moved from some green budding lace to some still green lily of the valley, pretty knitting as always :D
there is never too much green!
I love it! Green is one of my favorite colors (and my last name, too!)
May I ask, what was the pattern that you used for that beautiful baby bonnet and booties? Although my grandkids are all in school now, I would LOVE to knit them if you would share where to find the pattern. They were so sweet!
Do whatever you want; loving the green tour. Any green UFOs you could tackle while the going's green?!
Knitting yourself a garden -- what a lovely thought! The greens are beautiful -- and I'm excited to see what might happen if/when you move to the flowers!
That's hilarious, just bought a sweater and pants in a very lime-ish green, it has rained way too much here lately, in fact so hard today thought the house might wash down the street. We all need some sun and warm weather. In the meantime I may just dress like a lime. By the way the scarf is beautiful, oh heck it all is, so there missy.:)
I went to my first knit camp recently and after a show and tell of finished (and gorgeous) knits I was struck by how many of these women love love loved green...and I think I may have caught the kermit yarn bug. I adore your leaf scarf and socks.
Why worry if they are similar in pattern and shade? After all isn't there wisdom in knowing what you love? =>.<=
Green has always been my favorite color, too, so I'm loving your jag! Love the leaf motif, too.
Yeah, I was thinking it might be a little overpowering to actually wear them all at the same time, but fun to see you wearing them all together in a picture for the blog.
It's definitely summer here, 102 last week, but we did get some rain that has added a new spurt of light green leaves on the ends of branches full of darker green leaves, so pretty.
As I sit here drinking a fab ilalian lemoncello,
I wonder "how the &@$)(! Does she DO that? I am still working on my first sweater, which was started in December! And it has mistakes! I continue to be in TOTAL AWE!. I bow down at your feet.
Don't you just love Smooshy Spring Tickle? I have used it for 2 pairs of socks and a shawl and will probably use it again. Love the scarf. It is lovely and superwash!
Those things are gorgeous but... bohus?
I've been doing something similar with spinning - both spinning and hoarding rovings in various shades of natural greens. I think it is fabulous! Like a fiber celebration, an ode to spring. As always, your work is stunning!
I love green! My Embossed Leaves were done in Moss Twist from Knit Picks, brown and green twisted together. A sock with a name like that SHOULD be knit in green IMHO.
Did you know that Jan Messent wrote a book, Knitted Gardens? So you can knit yourself a garden!
Pretty, pretty green things.
I love your blog. It is like visiting a friend. Love your books.. I think I have read all of them now. I will watch for any new ones.
ps love your pictures also. The green is great.
I have always been drawn to leaf-like knitting patterns, though not always in green....
Isn't it time to move a little further into spring? Maybe something in daffodil, lilac, magnolia. . .
I was wondering when you were going to mention the green/leaf link between your last few projects - I wasn't going to say anything. Remember back in the '70/'80s with Carole Jackson's Color Me Beautiful system? Well, I can tell we are both Springs, because we both can wear the same yellow-leaning greens without looking sickly. I guess Kermit the Frog must be a Spring too!
but does this green fit into the 70's kitchen appliance colors that you love so well ?
Your scarf looks so much prettier than the one on Dorothy's website. Did you do anything differently?
We'll only start worrying if you start churning out maple leaves again...
I will admit that the scarves are lovely, but, uh, your leaves on one side are upside-down. X_X Christ I'm so OCD. =P
Lovely scarf, lovely socks. Green cools and refreshes us. It reminds us of our links to nature. Green is, quite literally, the color of the lungs of the Earth, that ever shrinking biomass providing us with oxygen. Green refreshes both our minds and our bodies.
My favorite colors are verdant greens, and ocean blues -- anything from turquoise to the deepest Atlantic blue.
And I am totally making those socks next.
Isn't it time to get the Bacopia? For the Bacopia Cabannnnnaaaaa, da da da da dum da da dum da! Never falter in the duty to embarrass one's offspring.
I *love* green. I once knit three green sweaters in a row and didn't realize it until I was finished. Duh. Just finished a green shawl. Yummy. :)
Love your green sweater and scarf!
I just love all your green knitting! My grandmother wasn't allowed to wear anything green when she was a little girl, because her father thought it was unlucky! I wonder where that superstition came from? Just as well it's not around to day, eh?!
Ooooo! Pretty, pretty and more pretty! Green leaves for Spring. Flowers for Summer. It's totally reasonable that our knitting should reflect the season and our mood. You're in a leafy green sort of mood. Love it.
Well you have to admit that is a nice color, I'm not a huge green fan myself, with the exception of a nice spring green, so I can't say as I blame you! Very pretty!
The sweater and the scarves are gorgeous! And the variegated greens are vibrant. If this is a jag, it's a great one to be on! You could do a little yarn bombing and leave knitted leaves around the city.
I mistakenly put this comment with the previous entry (got lost in the blog a bit) so I'm re-posting it here. Hope that doesn't count as spamming.
Green is lovely generally and your greens are definitely no exception to that rule. I'm still green with envy at that cardigan, it looks soooooo soft, wish I had 'touchscreen' on my pc.
Just in case you're not done with the green-binge yet, I will mail you a pattern that I just made up (Hedwig shawl). The sample is in white (Hedwig being Harry Potters owl) but the pattern already states that it'll look very leafy when done in green. I hope you'll accept it as a little thank you gift for all the pleasure your blog brings to my day. And of course I would be tickled pink if you should ever decide to actually knit it (regardless in what colour).
Knit what makes you happy!
Oh, that scarf is so lovely. I've just started something green but my addiction is blue. I look at my FO's over the past year for myself and it's a sea of blue -- oh well, hopefully when I move on to the next color addiction it will balance out the wardrobe. In the meantime, your greens are really beautiful and spring like and go well with the leaves!!
I agree with Michelle completely.
All gorgeous greens.
These are beautiful!
Didn't you have a "green period" a while back also? A few years ago maybe? I read back through most of your archives because they're entertaining and I remember another post about knitting green! ;)
your scarf is simply beautiful. And great choice on the yarn color. love your blog, by the way!
It's a good kick to be on, because it's beautiful!
I call it theme knitting. All beautiful and all soul feeding, especially the color. I have to do that scarf. Fell in love with it the other day when you posted but it's even more lovely now it's finished.
One of the wonderful things about knitting is that we get to indulge our obsessions. Either a color, type of yarn, pattern..whatever. If I may make a suggestion?
As they are all lovely, I wold refrain from wearing them all at the same time. I trust that this was not in the plan.
Greens can sure lift our spirits. We're all tired of winter temperatures and ready for summer. Jeesh, I'm still waiting for spring to arrive! Thanks for cheering us all up with your lovely projects.
I was starting to notice a trend developing. Go with it!
Green is wonderful! I live in the middle of a forest and the deer are eating my flowers, but I don't even care! It's just nice to see the leaves on the trees again. I love your scarf - I really, really want to knit one!
When something works, you have to stick with it. The things coming out of your "green period" are all so pretty and springy. AND.. here in Boston, with the Celtics in the NBA playoffs, we're EXCEPTIONALLY big fans of green these days!!
Or maybe just embrace the green and let the leaves take you where they will!
Ha ha, at first I thought you meant a 'knitting' jag, like 'knitting a lot'. This is news?
I love all your greens; I think I need to get me some smooshy soon!
Right now I'm hooked on knitting gifts that are sunshine yellow - a color I've never worn in my life. So I get this obsession with green.
Have you seen Cedar Leaf Shawlette, by nevernotknitting using Handmaiden Lady Godiva?? Its green...it's got leaves...it's beautiful.
No one should EVER stop knitting green!
I don't think this is a problem. First the things you are making are lovely. Second, green looks really great on you. Go ahead, you have my permission to make lots of pretty leafy green stuff.
Julie in San Diego
to josiekitten at June 11, 2010 4:04 AM: Green is the color of the Sidhee, and therefore was risky to wear, as it might offend them. These days they apparently condider it a compliment, as they should. And what does that say about you, and so many others, Stephanie?
They're all so pretty! I love the first leafy green scarf in the post! Looks like a fun pattern to knit! I think I want to make one! LOL!
It's such a lovely scarf, green leaves and all.
I love green yarn and leaf patterns and I think you cannot have too much of either. Beautiful work...makes me want to get a hold of each pattern for myself!
I did a similar thing a few years back. I collected songs from 1900-1929 which were about flowers. And gardens, and walking in the rain, and birds. I mean, I have 2 songs with Tulips, at least 3 with violets, and then we have daisies, lilacs, roses and more. We did a CD called "In the Garden." Love songs, every one of them.
You aren't alone, anyway. And every project is lovely.