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Sunday, August 28, 2011

blue violet

As I was knitting away on my Shalder cardigan and sipping my morning coffee, I was struck by the  pleasing confluence of blue violet.
The lace yoke is well underway, and I can't wait to wear this cardigan this autumn. The nights are getting cooler and longer here in Chicago, so autumn is beginning to seem imminent and real. Plus Shalder needs to come off the needles before I can cast on for Levenwick or Aidez!

The pattern calls for Quince and Co.'s Lark yarn, but the blue-violet Rowan Pure Wool DK had been marinating in the stash for far too long. I did, however, order two skeins of Lark in Pomegranate just to see what it was like. Soft, springy, and what a beautiful, vibrant hue!

This is Camilla Babe in the smallest size. Gauge being the harsh mistress that she is, I have run out of yarn, and this color is on back order. Doh!

8 comments:

barefootrooster said...

what rich colors -- so lovely. i plan to hunker down and knit this afternoon as the rains from irene are creating good knitting weather...

Caffeine Girl said...

It really is fun when color jumps out at you in everyday life!

Laura said...

Love that color, and the pattern is so pretty too! It's starting to be cool here in the mornings and evenings. I love it when that happens.

Hilary said...

What a cute little baby sweater! But how frustrating about the yarn. Ugh, I hate that. Your Shalder is going to be SO pretty. That color...wow.

Sharon said...

I love the baby sweaters you make. You chose such great yarns and patterns, or is the other way around? I wish I had had you to refer to when I had babies to knit for.

Katie M. said...

I love these colors! And how jealous am I that you can see fall coming ...

Rue said...

What do you think of the Quince yarn? I've knit with both chickadee and osprey and enjoyed them both. Such rich colors and great stitch definition!

Would you recommend the Camilla babe pattern? I've been eyeing it for R.

marycatharine said...

Both of those colours are wonderful and rich. I'm really tempted to order some Quince & Co. yarn, it would be great to hear your thoughts once you're done working with it.