There’s something about the coming of spring that makes you want to change things up around the house, right? Whether you get the feeling you want to repaint a room (I’m thinking hard about upgrading my beige office) or you want to sew some new pillows for the couch, now is a great time to get going on projects for the home.
Of course there are a lot of great things you can knit to make your house a little more cozy and ready for spring. Here are a few projects that have crossed my radar lately to get you thinking.
The Cable Me Cozy Pillow Cover from Carla Smith for Knit Picks is a little heavy looking, but it’s fine knitting for these spring days when it’s still a little cool mornings and evenings. The yarn used is a cozy alpaca and wool blend that will take you through all the seasons, and bright colors like red, green and blue are perfect for jazzing up the couch any time of year.
I have always wanted to knit a curtain, and the cute little cafe curtain from Berroco called Christine’s Curtains (designed by Emily Nora O’Neil) would be a great one to try. It’s lacy so it lets some light in while still offering a bit of protection from the sun, and it’s a great way to show the world — or at least all your house guests — that you’re a knitter.
Of course spring is all about spring cleaning, too, and if you’re going to have to clean you might as well make it a little fun. I love knit dishcloths and washcloths for this very reason, and the Citrus Slice Dishcloth from Yarnspirations is a great way to bring a little cheer to any cleaning job. It’s worked in a spiral with a little contrasting yarn for the slices, and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face no matter what cleaning task you’re up against.
Do you ever knit projects for your home? I’d love to hear about it!