I'm still in a knitting mood and have pulled out the striped Noro scarf I started just about a year ago. It's been languishing because I wasn't in love with the colors as they were configuring themselves.
Only I could spend an hour studying shades of Noro Kureyon at the LYS, dithering and dithering, get it all figured out, make my choice, plunk down the money, get home, start the scarf, and....loathe it. With all that cogitating, I still managed to purchase the one colorway of Kureyon that I thoroughly dislike. What was I thinking???
I guess I was thinking that the darker colorway--172--would mellow the jangly sideshow tones of 154. And maybe it has. As the scarf gets longer--it's just past midway here--I'm liking it better, but it's still WAY more rainbow-y than I wanted.
I fell in love with the idea of this scarf after seeing this one (pattern given there) and this one.
Once THIS one is done, I'm planning to try another to see if I can hit a color combination that's a bit more subtle.
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No time with quilty friends since early December--I've been feeling like I'm all alone in the world. But this week--an embarrassment of riches: Seams on Wednesday night, and Thursday, I'll be heading to DeSoto, Wisconsin for a weekend with friends AND sewing machines.
I'm a bit betwixt and between projects. The Four Letter Words quilt has seen no action whatsoever since New Years while I pushed to finish the taupe lace shawl. Now I'm confronted with a weekend retreat--lots of sewing time! The Words quilt will go with me and maybe the top will get completed.
But I'm thinking New Project. We'll be having a wedding in the family late this coming summer, and a wedding quilt really needs to happen. I'm still riding high on the scrap bandwagon but I've been thinking of something with more color-coordinated scraps. Also I'm thinking REAL simple--I've been playing with Double Ninepatches in EQ.