Sunday, July 02, 2006
Back up and reconsider....
Yesterday was the start date for the Maple Leaf KAL. (Pattern coutesy of Jeanie Townsend.) I am a color-phobic, and normally you will find me in browns, beiges, nature colors. So, when I found Regia Tweed #10...I was very pleased! But, after two pattern repeats, I was not happy with the results. If I am going to go thru all the effort of K7 (yes SEVEN) together, I want something to show for my efforts. The "leaf" were just not showing with this dark brown yarn. So, took a couple of steps back and reconsidered:
There are lovely little "Slubs" of color within this heathery brown yarn. So, I gathered up my leftover yarns and tried to find all the same colors. I hope you can see the tiny little color flecks. I will try to post a close-up also:
While I was not planning on making Stiped socks, (and this is very much the end result), I think I will like them very much. On my screen, the 4th color down looks more red than the real yarn. It is actually a nice fallish rust color.
The solids are a mixture of Knit Picks and Lisa Souza yarns. I hope there is no consequence in mixing them all together.
Thanks to Jeanie for a very beautiful pattern, and to Anno for suggesting this Knit a Long. Now...back to knitting....