Friday, April 13, 2007

New Neighbor!

Our favorite next-door neighbors have just had a little boy, so of course, I have to make a sweater for him. The challenge is to make the superwash wools I already own work together. I like this kind of challenge.

I have several balls of the Emu superwash, probably enough to make a plain blue sweater. But that would boring. I've got two different yellows of Dale Falk and the navy blue of some other superwash DK to use for Fair Isle or stripe accents. The brighter, darker yellow is a bit too vivid against the medium blue for my taste. It reminds me of school colors. The pale yellow is really too washed out to pair with the medium blue. So, I decided the solution was to use them both, and the navy.

I guess I'm going with the tried and true little fair isle diamonds. They're easy, really jazz up a baby sweater, and tend to make any colors look right together. Within reason.

In other news, we're having Spring. Again. Maybe it'll stick around this time? One can always hope.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

Those colors are great and the pattern is perfect, too. What a lucky neighbor to receive one of your handknits! While you're getting spring, winter is returning here...snow tomorrow. Yuck.

Heather said...

I love that sock, the colors are amazing!

Elizabeth said...

Actually, heather, that was just a swatch for the sweater. But it is pretty fun, I agree.

Jenny said...

That's going to make an adorable sweater!

I hope your snow is gone... I was in Madison a couple of weeks ago and was surprised at how GREEN everything was. And there were daffodils!

Becky said...

I really admire your ability to put together patterns and colors in just the right combination. That is really beautiful.

Bezzie said...

I think that's half the fun from knitting from the stash--trying to get yarns to go together like that. It's looking great!

knitaly said...

I looked at both your family and knitting album, and although I knew your Fair Isle knitting I must confess I am really astonished by details and colors!
A big surprise even your april snow!