So many inches of stockinette for the body and the sleeves – when I finally reached the colorwork portion, it felt like a celebration! Of course, the colorwork is *also* stockinette, but it’s about the introduction of that new color into the mix that just brings the excitement level to a pinnacle!
I had a little trouble with the color combinations on this sweater – I originally planned the navy main color with the ivory accent with a turquoise. However, my local yarn shop could not order the turquoise as it was now discontinued (::sad face::) but I put on a positive spin and decided to go with this blue/green color for my other accent color.
Now that it is working up, I am very happy with my choice. I think it evokes a mood that I wanted with this sweater ~ wintery, classic with a modern touch, and memorable. Although I haven’t been to Vancouver yet, it somehow seems like these colors will really “work” there – the deep blue with the blue green, reminiscent of the ocean and the nearby mountains.
…and 25 days before my plane lands in Vancouver, so just as long to get this sweater off the needles! … it looks plausible! I am going to try my hardest!
If you are starting to get excited about the games too, it would be great to see you in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Ravelry group! We are chatting about meetups in Vancouver, athlete news, as well as what you are planning to work on while watching games and competitions… it’s a grand ol’ time and it would be lovely to see you there!