17 June 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 198 days and counting down.
If weren't being really really careful, I'd probably end up with an eBook full of green shawlettes.
But I'm trying to broaden my horizons. :) I've been swatching this incredible yarn from Roxanne at Zen Yarn Garden.
It is heart-breakingly, sumptuously soft. And I love the color. But the pattern, at the moment, is eluding me, and I've moved on to a different idea that appeals to my over-loaded brain at the moment. My idea will be a fun, quick little knit in a bit of a different shape. This is perfect for me because a) hot weather makes me a little lazy, and b) I have a deadline looming. (I haven't cast on for Secret Project #2 and it is calling my name. Loudly. Secret Project #1 is blocking and about to travel off to its new home. Whew!)
This means I need to choose a different yarn to use before I get back to the golden yellow. Here are the contenders, in two color groups. First we have the reds from Lisa Souza and Wabi Sabi.
By process of elimination (completely unscientific I might add), I've narrowed it down to two. Both are more variegated than I've been using, and both are not green. Bonus! First there's Wabi Sabi's Brandywine colorway, which I love, but looks more autumn to me than summer.
And then there's Saffron's New Moon, which reminds me of nymphs dancing on a summer evening (okay, maybe I'm projecting a little).
I love them both, and I'm betting they will both make it into the eBook. I'm leaning heavily toward the New Moon for right now, but what do you think? Do warm or cool colors affect the way you perceive a knitted item's season?