Sunday, August 07, 2011

meanwhile

Extending the giveaway to the Fiber College class til August 10th. Enter!
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The Founder's Wife, overseeing a corporate photo shoot I was working on in some executive offices in VT last week. I like having her keep an eye on us.

Work and family life and summer and 4 wips at once = not much to show. It's not like I haven't been knitting. That'd  be so wrong, and could result in something ugly. Possibly murder, and definitely me being a mega annoying super fidgety car passenger.
This right here is the lavendar (with a nice greyish undertone) Colrain lace, that's finally found it's voice as a Miley tee. Coming along nicely except in my travels I have accidentally yanked it off the needles, more than once, coming out of a bag..
Pearl ten! 
In my own private color forecast for fall, I'll say greyish lavendar charcoal purple is going to be Big. At Webs yarn mecca, with every shade possible, my one choice was a sweater's load of Malabrigo Rios in Pearl Ten.  (Do you wonder what Pearl Eleven and Pearl Nine look like? I do.) I have had a jones for this colorway ever since I made my sister a Destroyed Cowl . However, this bag of Pearl Ten seems more variegated and contrastier, so I'm not sure what pattern, but I want  to avoid horizontal stripes & splotches. I want a go-to cardi, I'd been thinking a new Ribby Cardi but now I'm thinking maybe a Transverse or a Grenadine? or a Kaino? Suggestions welcome.

7 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Oddly enough, this fall will have a fair amount of greyish lavendar charcoal purple in it for you. Is that seriously a real painting where you did a photo shoot?

cauchy09 said...

the founder's wife is a little creepy, but the knitting bumps her up to "sorta okay." i'd ask her what she's making but from a fair distance away. you never know...

Susan in Katonah said...

The founder's wife's shawl has me mesmerized. She must have picked it out carefully. I wonder if the sock she's knitting matches her dress because it's for her or because the painter had a lot of that color paint?

Next on my cardi wish list is Norah Gaughn's Astor, which looks scrumptiously warm and has cool pockets, or possibly Harvest Moon (can't remember the designer) which has great button potential and even cooler pockets. Must. Have. Pockets.

Karen said...

I recently finished designing and knitting a cowl in Madelinetosh Pashmina in Logwood and plan to work on a pair of fingerless gloves to match. It definitely falls into this lovely colour range you speak of. It is so yummy.

Ellen Bloom said...

Any shade of purple works well on you, Gale! It's a very regal color. I vote for the Grenadine cardi...gorgeous. HOWEVER, I really like your "Annette" cardigan...you could always make that one again...in that gorgeous greyish lavender charcoal purple!

Luni said...
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Luni said...

I used to pick patterns based on the pattern image. If it looked good on the model, I was sold. As you might guess, I knit a lot of sweaters I didn't want to wear. Now that there are so many projects on Ravelry, I use it to help me decide. If a pattern looks good in most of the project photos, if it appears universally flattering to a wide range of body types, it's the one I choose.
Of the ones you suggested, Kaino seems to meet that requirement.