Monday, February 15, 2010

New scarf, blue scarf...

I've been pretty busy lately, what with digging out from 14-16 inches of snow on Wednesday, and working on various knitting projects. I completed another scarf for a coworker, and here it is below:

The coworker who ordered it said it was for his Mom, who has a dark blue coat with a purple lining. At first I was going to see if I could pair a purple yarn with a dark blue, but it just didn't look right. So I tried using a lighter shade of purple, and it still wasn't working. I did all this in the store, I didn't buy any of it :).

Finally I found Lion Brand Homespun Tudor and paired it with Homespun Colonial, which is a rich, dark blue, and it worked just right. What was so nice about Tudor was that blue and purple are interwoven throughout the white yarn. It turned out that I started the scarf using Tudor white/purple, which transitioned to white/blue just when I was about to start using Colonial. It makes it look as though the blue from the Colonial bled into the white of the Tudor:

And it picks us aspects of the purple from the lining in her jacket, without being overwhelming. The coworker liked it very much. I had never used Colonial before, but the color was so rich and beautiful that it made me want to make something for myself!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Scarves and mittens too

I finished the scarves for my coworkers and am about to start another for a coworker's spouse. Also, someone out of the blue asked me to knit a pair of mittens for them! So I will be posting the results of that project on this blog as well. So much to knit, so little time...