Spring Shawl and Sunny Socks

My knitting mojo kicked in late this year. Usually I'm busy with projects in the winter months but get tired of stitching once Spring rolls around.

This year, I didn't do much knitting until March. When I did pull out the yarn and needles, I was inspired by the changing seasons and was drawn to bright yarns and a leafy pattern. This shawl and pair of socks are the result!

I used Malabrigo worsted weight yarn in the lettuce colorway. I adore the subtle color variation of Malabrigo yarns and it doesn't hurt that it's soft and squishy and wonderful to work with.

The pattern is called Saroyan and it's available for free on Ravelry.

I organized a Box of Sunshine swap on Craftster recently. I made these sunny inspired mismatched stripey socks for my partner. The yarn is Cascade 220 and the pattern is just a simple worsted weight bootie.

I'm not ready to put the needles away yet so I'm on the hunt for some good spring and summer knit patterns now! Know of any good ones?