Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Love at First Sight.

....another Tale from the Yellow Table, but not the "Watercolor Wednesday" one I'd planned with a table full of projects, maybe a pile of yarn, or a cake! Those things really didn't happen during class today. There were plenty of projects and a few issues (I was busy!), but nothing blog-worthy.

Until about 45 minutes after class ended, when Sally (a fellow teacher) walked in. wearing this beautiful scarf.

She knit it with Kidsilk Haze leftovers (about seven colors) - 80-ish stitches in the round (the scarf is actually a flat tube) on a size 6 needle, randomly striped. I was smitten. pretty much Love at First Sight.

When I remembered the Kidsilk Haze project I had hibernating*, it quickly jumped to the frog pond and this new scarf moved up in my queue to the next "epic stockinette" spot**.

The girls were all too happy to help me choose a few new colors. I think I might need one more ... suggestions welcome (seriously!)
my "original" colors are the 2nd and 3rd in from the top right - dark and light purple
I'm pretty sure all you knitters have succumbed to Love at First Sight (at least once!) What was the last project that made you want to drop everything, buy yarn and cast on?

*yep, here it was...just before I tossed that tiny bit of knitting in the trash and reclaimed the five balls of dark purple and three-ish balls of light purple for the new scarf. (also yay! for finding - and reclaiming - my 16" size 7 needle and a very pretty marker!)

**my Stole 2.0 is this close to being done - that little ball to knit (maybe 10 rows?) and then a border (in cream) around the whole piece - 5 rows of garter. It might even happen this weekend!

9 comments:

  1. I don't have any brilliant color suggestions, but I do love the ones you've got lined up. Can you believe I've never knit with KSH? I may be giving it a try after a couple of Christmas projects; a soft and warm KSH cowl/infinity scarf might be just the thing to keep me warm this winter!

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  2. I'm afraid I struggle with color choices, but yours are gorgeous. And I think they will make a beautiful scarf! You came up as a no-reply blogger, so I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog!

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  3. Are you pairing the kid silk crack with something else? I knitting it double? Imma need to see a close up of those stitches once you get going.

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  4. Perhaps the addition of something gold? The colors are fabulous and that scarf will be gorgeous!

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  5. Blue jumped to mind right away, but gold (as Margene suggested) or yellow might also be nice. I'd have to sit down with all available choices and play around with combos!! ;)

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  6. P.S. "Drop everything & cast on" is my M.O. for almost everything I knit. ;)

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  7. If you keep the green, a "gold-ish" would probably work but it's hard to say (I tried holding some swatches up to computer screen...gave me an idea of possibles). I also think a raspberry that plays off the purples/burgandy might add a bit of pop...that would probably mean eliminating the green, tho... It will be very interesting to see what you come up with! Enjoy!

    Cheers~

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  8. These are going to be nice and cozy warm.

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  9. I was thinking of a really really soft pink or coral....orangey shade. I can't use kidsilk haze - for one, I find it so hard to knit with - but two - it irritates my skin!
    Which is a bummer because I love the colors of it!

    Linda in VA

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Thanks for the feedback!