Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday | Colors.

...one of my favorite things about finishing knitting projects is starting new ones.

With all the finishing in my recent past, you can bet there will be a lot of starting in my near future! One of the projects I hemmed and hawed about was the next Rowan KAL. I dove head-first into the last one (designed by Martin Storey) and still have 17 balls of yarn and 47 squares to go. To say I hesitated about another one would be an understatement. For about a week. And then I saw the colorways and watched the video. and today I bought the yarn. Note that this time I'm only in for the "small pillow". It's still 2,000 yards of yarn to make a 22" square pillow.

Three things convinced me to join:

  1. Kaffe Fassett. colorwork. (new thing for me. from the master.)
  2. Recent success with colorwork finishing. My least favorite part about knitting is finishing; and weaving in ends is second only to seaming in my that unfavored spot. But three of my last four projects have involved a lot of ends...and it hasn't been that bad.
  3. I can make 2015 the Year of the Afghan and finish my Martin Storey taking a square a week plus the finishing (stay tuned. it's a big goal!)

So I'm in. Along with Vicki. How about you?!

p.s. this is the Brown colorway; Kaffe has four suggested colorways including Brown, Red, Pastel and Turquoise. I chose this one because I love it...and it's also the best match for my family room.

p.p.s. the blanket is blocked...and there's no more news!

5 comments:

  1. If there are no baby pictures yet, I guess this lovely watercolor wednesday photo will just have to do...for now.

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  2. I'm on the fence about the Rowan KAL, but the pillow sounds doable! Maybe I'll look into it further as Kaffe Fassett color work? Hello? and learning something new? Grand!

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  3. Yep, that Kaffe will get you every time - happens to me with the fabric. Love your color palette. I guess the lesson we all need to learn is it -finishing, starting, doing, etc - is not as bad as we anticipate. We just need to get on with it! Like taking medicine, thinking it's yucky and tasting it isn't !
    Will await the news.
    Cheers~

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  4. Both projects would be so nice to have when it gets really cold! Baby watch 2014 continues!

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