Friday, September 25, 2009
I love color.
One of my favorite gifts when I was younger-o.k still is- was a box of Crayola crayons.
I used to organize the colors for hours and pretend they were people(!?!) I've probably mentioned this before. I probably shouldn't anymore ; )
The picture up there, is mainly for the color. I had another picture, or two I could have used, that were not blurry, but the colors weren't all that pretty in them and this one looks like the yarn is moving. Color in motion.
Under the skein are some paint chips because I need to get some painting done around here and as much as I love color, I always have a hard time choosing one for the walls. I've said that before too.
I have just finished a hat I made for someone I know with breast cancer. This is the second close relative that has been diagnosed in less than a year.
I'll post a picture of it when I'm done making up a little flower embellishment for it. It just needs a little extra something....I have made a lot of hats this year.
So last night I decided to make socks.
I think I have made 1 pair before and 1 here and there (non matching, if you knit, you know how it is with the 'second sock syndrome'). One day I'll get smart and knit them both on different needles at the same time or something.
Meanwhile this pattern called for a contrasting color. I decided to challenge myself-mainly because my mess is so challenging to dig through-and find a contrasting color by choosing the first one I saw in the stash. It looked o.k, though, very Christmasy,and that wasn't the look I was necessarily going for.
As I began to knit them together, I realized these colors are just not doing it for me. I don't know-not the same hue? What is the technical word? Value? I don't know....
So I went and bought another skein (see way above) to start over with.
I shouldn't have...
As you can see, I have a lot of sock yarn around here!