The sweater feels like something I should do, and the stranded colorwork feels like something I want to do. Colorwork it is!
I'm determined to slow down and work through the process. First up: Find inspiration.
It seems like the logical place to go is my own pinterest page. I chose three images:
Dahlia 'Princesse Gracia'
Perennial flower border
My very favorite book
The dahlia is beautiful, but probably not right for this type of project. I'd need more elements--leaves, stems, etc.
Both the second and third photos would work, I think, and both would be fun. The flower border has more obvious elements to work with, more colors, more shapes. I love the colors in the photo, so many blues, purples, greens, and pinks.... delightful. My guess is that I'll make mittens, and looking at mittens inspired by a beautiful flower garden will brighten a dreary winter day.
I'm excited! Next step: Picking colors.