Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I've been obsessed

I've been obsessed with the color knitting. Partly because I am afraid I might forget the skills I learned in the beth brown Reinsel class and partly because I just love the way they look. So with a small fair isle project as a dangling carrot, I finished the main part of shawl before casting on.

Originally I used two koigu yarn; yellow and a slightly variegated purple. But the variegation on the purple was too much that the pattern was not showing up well. It had a slight yellow the variegated purple too so that make it worse.

Then I went over to an yarn store that opens really late, I mean a friend (that was kind enough to let me come over late)'s house to see if she has another purple yarn that I can use late monday night. The yarn weight was slightly different and was not showing up well as the constrast color. So sticking to the same pattern I switched the CC as the dominant color and thought it worked out better. When I turned it around, you can totally see where the dominance changed. I thought that was interesting:

I am thinking of switching the Purple to MC and Yellow to CC for the second mitt to make them complimentary. What do you think?

Now I need to go back to pick up and knit the border for the shawl.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Finally got motivated to knit

The hot weather has not help with knitting but having deadlines seems to helped a bit.

My brother's baby is due in 10 days so technically baby can come anytime. Here's a little sweater I made for him. Still need to find buttons. Please let me know if you know where I can score some cute pineapple buttons. My SIL likes pineapples.

You can look at the back too:

Thanks to many people's opinion help I cast on for the shawl I like to use for my brother-in-law's wedding next month. Here you see it against the dress after a bit's been knitted up.

Do you still think they go well together?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Which one matches better?

I am wearing a brown dress to a function and want to make a shawl to go with it. Which one do you think it's better?

Option 1:

This is a silk lace yarn that I will most likely make Eunny Jang's Print O Wave shawl. For those that don't have Ravelry, this is what the wave shawl looks like.

Option 2:

This is the JaggerSpun Silk-Merino lace that will be made into the Orenburg Triangle Shawl. You can take a look at the shawl here too.

Here are they with darker lighting:

Please let me know which one you think it's better. Thanks!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Too hot to knit

Haven't been motivated to knit due to the weather but here are some finish objects.

The broken needle project had a happy ending. Here's the proof:

I also finished the first self stripping sock:

And here's him goofing around with my cherry blossom shawl: