Sunday, December 10, 2006

Questionable Color quandaries

It's just this side of one AM here in lala land, and I've had a crazy week of subbing, looking at houses to rent, wedding insanity and working with crazy, flaky, LA types on a short film. But none of that is quite as daunting as the complex emotions surrounding this scarf I'm trying to make. It's cold here now, officially, and I'd like to have a warm neck. But the colors are kinda funky. I'm not sure if the color funkiness is being helped or hurt by the stitch pattern and/or the order I've arranged them. I think the colors are nice when they are organically jumbled together and are kinda reminiscent of Santa Fe's adobe buildings, turquoise jewelry, rich soil, and pink mountains at sunset.

Pink. The pink, it does not photograph well. Or, I should say, I like the shade better in the photographs. In person, it's more of an old lady lipstick pink than an actual light rose.

Also, the yarn is Salishan from Knit Picks. It was a spontaneous and short - lived line, so there is no more to be had. It is about 60/40 cotton/wool and knits into a dense, non-drapey fabric. It's not something I'd normally want in a scarf, but the yarn is nice to work with and there is no hope in increasing the supply so I have to get it out of the stash somehow.

So, what do you think? Love it? Hate it? Want it? Let me know!


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