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All the pink summer flowers, spotted variously in Back Bay, Harvard Square, and my new neighborhood of East Boston.

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I didn’t do a lot of knitting this fall, aside from a few hats for Nest Maine and my annual batch of wee hats for Innocent Drinks’ Big Knit. I only reached for my needles while watching TV, using up scraps from my multicolored stash.

I know the pitfalls of a huge Christmas knitting list, so I limited myself to two pairs of slippers. My mom’s birthday is at the end of January, so I started knitting her a big, cozy cowl this fall, knowing I could save it for her birthday if I didn’t finish it in time for Christmas.

The slippers, the cowl and the three projects I’ve started since Christmas all have one thing in common: my favorite color.

red cowl

This is the cowl I made for Mom – the pattern is Julie’s Stockholm Scarf pattern, simple and squishy and so cozy. (Now I want to make one for myself.)

pink slippers

These wee slippers went to my girl Bethany, who has size 5 feet and gets cold easily. The pattern came from this book of slipper patterns. I made a similar pair for Abi, in red, to replace the now-worn-out felted pair I made her several years ago.

My sister requested a pair of boot toppers like the ones I made for Mom last Christmas. She wanted red, and I was happy to oblige:

boot cuffs button red

I’ve also been doing a bit of selfish knitting: a cozy ribbed cowl in a deep red and a bright pink cabled hat. Because I need some color to combat the relentless white and gray of winter.

Are you making anything colorful during this gray month?

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Jan over at Poppytalk is hosting a week of spring color – similar to the autumn color week she hosted back in the fall. I’m playing along, as I did last fall, but spring isn’t quite in full force here yet, so I’m mostly using photos from – guess where? – Oxford and Europe, in spring 2008.

So here are my photos for today, which is pink:

(The tulip tree next to my beloved St Mary’s, whose tower boasts the best view of Oxford)

(Pink trees near our hostel in Paris, in the Marais, April 2008)

(Pink petals carpeting the ground on Winchester Road, north Oxford, May 2008)

(This tree leans way out into the High Street – the only blooming thing on the block, at St Mary’s)

(And finally, a sunset in South Parks, one of my favourite haunts in the cool, green-scented spring evenings.)

Happy pink Monday!

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