Tuesday, February 03, 2009

upon closer inspection

0109famvar_  762Another walk round the 'hood to find some winter mojo. I'm trying.

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The great big sweater skein wound! Last week Rebecca brought her suitably supersized (and aesthetically pleasing) swift and ballwinder to SnB for me. It made a spectacle, set up as we are in the window area of a downtown sandwich shop. Once the wool bits stopped flying, I had four very nice large cakes , the table had a fuzz covering and one knitter (blogless Irish Ann) had a sneezing fit. All in a night's work, right?
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Turns out my theory of the sweater skein, that it would be almost monochrome, was waaay off. The colors shift from a deep rich red, through dusky dark raspberry , to dull rosy shades, and one of the cakes has apricot undertones. Does it sound like a wine tasting? Maybe. I don't think I'll need all this yarn, the apricot-ist one may be left out or end up on the ends of the sleeves. Francis is coming along nicely. If not solidly.

10 comments:

Cathy R said...

I love the feeling of "beginning" a new project. Hope it comes out absolutely fabulous!

With such rich yarn, how could it not?

Cookie said...

I love the colors of that yarn. I can't wait to see how it knits up.

Turtle said...

very gorgeous yarn!

Karen S said...

Maybe you should wear the sweater to a wine tasting then? LOL
The yarn certainly looks gorgeous. I look forward to seeing it in knitted form.

Carole Knits said...

Those shades of wine are gorgeous!

Baby Beth said...

I love the colors in that yarn--so deep and rich!

Francis seems fairly simple...is it really? I bought yarn to make my first sweater and I can't wait to get started.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

That yarn is beautiful and your picture of the hood is pretty.

Ellen Bloom said...

Hah! The same thing just happened to me. I bought a huge skein of Newton Farms sock weight yarn at a fiber festival. It's variegated...autumn colors, greens, off-white, rusts, yellow. Well, half of the huge skein has more green than rust. I crocheted a triangle shawl with all of the greeny part of the skein and then trimmed it with the rusty part. It looks good!
I like your idea of saving the apricoty colors for the sleeves or trim!

gayle said...

I think I would have a hard time starting a project with that yarn. The colors are so fabulous, I'd be tempted to just pile the cakes on the coffee table and enjoy them as art...

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