Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hi blog!

I'm back with a request for opinions. While I'm working away on existing projects, I have started to think about what I would like to start next. This is new for me, ususally I just start things, not really bothering to think of what I would like to do BEST. Being the summer, I think I would like to work on something rather lightweight and have been meaning to make another triangle shawl because I acutally get a lot of use out of my Icarus and Silk Kerchief.

I read a blog called Through the Loops and she has been publishing lots of fun patterns in the last several months, but I've really been taken with Ulmus. I love the color combinations I've seen on Ravelry (they're worth looking at, go ahead, I'll wait). So I got out some sock yarn to look at potential color combinations for myself. I have photographed them and would love to hear what you think.

Option One: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in a medium blue with Prism Saki in a blue and brown varigated.
Option Two: Ella Rae Merino Lace in varigated pinky brown with Impulse of Delight Summit Sock in Blackberry, a deep purple mix.

Option Three: Two shades of Koigu, one a sky blue mix, the other a redish brown mix.

Option Four: Two shades of Dream in Color Smooshy, Go Go Grassy and Wisterious.

Those were my favorites and the best combos as far as texture combinations go too. What is your favorite? And why of course! Let's see what you guys have been working on!

Oh, and I added some pictures to Ravelry today; one showing the progress on the log cabin blanket (significant!) and the other showing a completely new and finished project, the Spidery Tank. Check them out!

Love you guys!



Laura said...

I like the first combo of yarns because I like the idea of one being constant instead of variegated, just to keep it coherent.

Laura said...

Also your carpet looks very clean, I'm glad to think of you in a nice clean new apartment!

Judi P said...

I like either of the first two combos. I think Laura makes a good point. (Hope I'm not too late!)

The blanket is looking good. Wish the photo showed more of the new apartment!

The spidery tank looks great. I don't remember seeing that in the summer Interweave Knits. Really cute!

Judi P said...

Hey, girls, we should update the list of blogs we follow. I think some of those listed might be out of business! And it sounds like we should add Through the Loops (although I haven't had a chance to check it out yet myself, so that means YOU should do it, Libster!)