Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today marks the kick off of luvinthemummyhood's spring KAL "tops, tanks and tees". After all the choices I was considering, I started to swatch for Mirabell and decided I would probably get a lot more wear out of a little cardigan than a top. So, I've decided to knit Cherry. I'm going to use some creamy coloured Debbie Bliss Cathay that has been marinating in my stash for a long while.
I'm all swatched and ready to go.
I haven't decided if I'm going to knit the pattern as written or make it without the waist ties. I think it looks super cute with the ties but I suspect I would get more use out of it without. Maybe I'm being swayed by how gorgeous the project is that I linked above. Any thoughts?
Now that the yarn diet is over (and man oh man is it over), I'm looking forward to starting a few new things. I had promised myself that if I survived the diet I would treat myself to some fancy yarn to knit Color Affection. I thought about it for months. What colours I would use. What yarn I would order...
Then, last week I saw Stripe Your Fancy. And for now, all thoughts of Colour Affection have flown out of my head. I picked up some Ultra Alpaca Fine this weekend (cheap yarn - go figure) and thought I would give it a go. I'm not sure of the colour combo I picked.
I've heard that if you want to see if there is enough contrast between your colours for stranding you should look at them in black and white and if the colours blend together they won't work well for colourwork.
The blue and the burgundy are almost indistinguishable. But my plan is to use the gray in the middle and I think that might be enough to break them up. Anyways at ten bucks a skein, I think it's worth a go.
That's it from around here. I hope you all enjoyed a lovely spring holiday weekend. Don't forget to check out plenty more (and I mean plenty more WIP's) through our host Tami's blog.