I had the most delightful little box on my front porch when I got home from work today...it's my yarn order....it's knitpicks gloss....merino and silk...it's sooooo soooooftThat's brown "Cocoa", teal "Woodland Sage" and yellowy browny beige "Serengeti" The colours are a wee bit off from my camera...the serengeti isn't really quite as yellow as it looks here.
I'm trying to decide which two colours to use for the cross country hat. I definitely want to use the Woodland sage...but not sure whether the cocoa or the serengeti will be better suited for the colourwork....I'm very open to suggestions...having never worked with colour before....
I really like the teal and brown combo..but worry that there won't be enough contrast...but then...the teal looks nice with the yellowy one too..and definitely will have contrast...and it's closer to the original pattern colours which is really the reason I fell in love with the hat...doh...I just don't know! Maybe I'll knit a patch of each and compare.....again...VERY open to suggestions...
I also added on this cotton linen blend.....just because....only one skein...no idea what to make of it...I just wanted to try it out and see how it feels....its very liberating to buy just one skein with no idea at all what to do with it...just because....I don't think I've ever bought yarn without already having a pattern picked out to use it with (unless there was a full bag blowout or something and you end up buying R2 Rag,...whatever that it....and yes....it's still in the cupboard...2 years later...what AM I could to do with that stuff!).....back to the CotLin.....yep...not a clue...but whatever it is ...it will be fun I'm sure!
And a sweater stone...and I tried it out on my hairiest sweater...did a pretty good job....the pilly stuff came off in these think puffy strings of wool fluff..and now I ask you...could skilled hands turn my sweater fluff back into yarn to make a new sweater....is wool recyclable??!?!?!! How cool would that be!
I finished the last sleeve of the baby sweater the other day...but...I just casted on the hood tonight...and I have about an inch done....I have about 7 to go...and then another 4....Hopefully I can finish it this weekend and then...wooo hooo...shiny new project for me!
I'm so excited!