I recently (well, within the last few years…) came around to orange. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the color, but it was like I didn’t completely understand it. I didn’t know how to make it work for me. Now, I feel like I have harnessed the power of orange… first, I painted my bathroom orange (and a light orange-yellow) for the first round of Project Spectrum in 2006… then, I actually started to knit with orange too. I think the key was just finding the right shade… kind of red, but kind of orange too.
Phyllo Yoked Pullover
… and many thanks to Elizabeth at ADKD, who made this sweater possible! After my last post on this pullover, Elizabeth wrote to me and said that her LYS had a large amount of Silky Tweed still in stock, and that this color was available. She bought three hanks for me and sent them over! I was so thrilled! Now I don’t have to worry about running short!
Phyllo is miles of stockinette in the round, and that is what I need and want right now. I love working on it. The texture of the yarn makes it something very special.
Printed Silk Cardigan
My sister’s cardigan is coming along swimmingly. I completed the first sleeve, and I am currently working on the body pieces. I have just gotten to the first rounds of waist decreasing. For size 5 needles and DK weight yarn, this project does knit up rather quickly. The yarn is Frog Tree Pima Silk, and while a tad splitty, it has a beautiful drape. I am working on it every chance I get to ensure that it is complete by her birthday next month. I hope I make it!
Funny thing about this particular shade of orange: it is hot right now. It must have been on the color forecast for Spring 2008. I am seeing it everywhere… but that is okay by me, because I love it
The weekend highlight was a meetup with friends that I have not seen in too long! Stacey came to town and we all got together for brunch at the coffee shop. It was a great time to catch up, do a little knitting, and show off some completed projects.