Monday, April 03, 2006

yellow


It was getting all quite spring-like last week, but its grey and cold again. Still, the moments of sun seem to have prompted a few buds. To celebrate this odd freezing cold spring I give you Project Spectrum glowing candles, complete with orange-yellow flower arrangment my flatmate did over the weekend. The candles are from my SP (the pic I was holding out from my last post) and just sum up our mix of blossom and night frosts - flowers, but they give out much needed heat.

I've very nearly finished a pair of socks with some of the purple sockyarn my Secret Pal sent me. I was going to do Falling Leaves, but with a figure8 toe. But as I was about half way into the toe I realised the 72sts round it called for would be way too big. This is the beauty of figure8, its like a toe and gage swatch in one.

So I thought about Elfine socks, which is about 65sts. Still too big, I stopped at 60sts and found my own lace pattern that worked over multiples of 10sts. Its basically the same idea as Elfine and Falling Leaves, just a different lace pattern. Something similar, nothing to complex, just break up the verigation stripes and give it a bit of texture without looking crazy. I think I'll call them them "Purple Peaks" because of the mountains the pattern makes pre-blocking.

So I have an FO! I finally completed the giant green garterstitch monster (using Collinette Prism, on 6mms). It is HUGE and lovely and warm.

Do I sign up for this? Or this? Or neither? Mmmmm.

10 comments:

yahaira said...

the one skein one sounds fun

I know, Im so sick for liking Ricky all of a sudden

amy said...

go go garter stitch monsters

Specs said...

I'm so jealous of your ability to swap out sock toes like that.

jess said...

and I was just thinking orange and yellow were such grim colors this month, but now I see that photo I'm reminded of how nice they can be

(just because I'd never knit a YELLOW jumper, doesn't make it a nasty color...)

Lolly said...

Those glowing candles are beautiful! I am impressed that you were able to get such a good picture of them too. It is hard to get a picture of fire!

LOVELY green garter. It looks very cozy!

caroline said...

a toe and a gage swatch in one?!!

*goes off to google*

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