K is for Knitting (really, what else could it be for?)

 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. 

On purpose. 

Something in periwinkle blue. 

This yarn,maybe?


The search for the perfect colour is on!


  I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday). 



  1. Definitely the waterlily. That color calls for something simple in its elegance. K could have been Kodak for all the pictures you take, or in my house, probably Kilt. =)

  2. Do it! Knit something just for you! Knit TWO things just for you! Both those patterns are just dying to have you whip something up, I’m sure. If it were me knitting them, they might get finished around the time I’m entering a nursing home…

  3. It is a lovely shade. Have you bought it and do you have your pattern? I am as fickle with my knitting as I am with my sewing and have several projects on the go depending on my mood and time. Socks with a cable that require extra attention, a little cardigan for my granddaughter and some knitting that requires no looking for tv watching. Enjoy making something for yourself. Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating your son’s birthday.x

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