"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

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....
K.

5 comments:

anno said...

I love the stripes! I think I love that brown flecky yarn too, I may have to find some of that for myself. happy knitting!

chappy said...

i think you sock looks awesome! very clear using the different colors - really sets off the pattern! back pats and a deep bow for you! hugs, chappy

Anna said...

I like these socks.

trish said...

Kathy, the leftovers in contrasting colors for the maple leaves is inspired! Looks great! I am starting on mine in a autumnal colorway, but if I like the pattern I might have to try one more like yours!

trish

Sue said...

I think it looks great! I never thought of this idea myself - I'm using a more variegated yarn and the leafs are coming up different colors depending on what color is there when I'm pulling up the loops. Your's are very classy!