It's official. Spring has become my favorite season, with Fall in close second. It makes sense, they're both transitory seasons, there's an electricity of change in the air, and though I've always been obsessed with Autumn (um, Halloween!), the past couple of years have taught me to appreciate the absolute magic of Spring.
Last year my family and I had the pleasure of spending two weeks exploring the Northern California coast. I had never experienced such beauty... from Monterey Bay to Muir Beach and everywhere in between, there's nothing like Spring in California. The succulent blooms alone can charge my happy place battery...
When we returned to Colorado I couldn't wait to get into the dye studio. I put together a small grouping of some of my favorite treasures from our travels and came up with a seven-color mini collection of milky pastels and deep, moody blues and greens. I named the collection Washed Out, because of it's beachy vibes but also after one of my favorite bands (you may know them from the Portlandia intro).
My friend Crystal took 5 of the 7 colors in mini-skeins and knit up this Antarktis shawl by Janina Kallio available on Ravelry. She used Half Shell, Abalone, Pearl, Sea Glass and Tidal Pool.