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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Decisions, decisions

In lieu of actual blogging content, which seems to have gone missing lately for various reasons, I'm asking opinions.

I'm doing a mystery knit along, a semicircle shawl in two colors. It's the first I've done from this designer but I have a few friends I trust who trust her designs so I said what the heck.

I could use some input choosing colors. I have no idea how the colors are going to play in the shawl, whether it will be stripes or what. I'm a little nervous about that as I have never done real color work. It does say to go for contrast in the yarns.

This is Yarntini sock and Wollmeise 100%. The purple is a bit more purple than shows in the photo and they are a good match in texture and intensity.

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This is Life in Lilt sock yarn and Sanguine Gryphon Eidos. Again, a pretty good textural and tonal match.

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This is Madeline Tosh sock and Crazy 4 Dyeing swanky sock. The tosh is a tad more tightly twisted and the C4D is a wee bit shinier but I still think they play well together.

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I don't know how to feel about these two but I kept putting them together and going "hmmm". Tosh and Sundara sock.

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This is Wollmeise Twin and Turtle Cove sock. They are actually a bit further apart in shading than you can tell by the photo and while the Turtle Cove is slightly fuzzier and less tightly twisted, I think they'd work.

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And finally, just for the heck of it, two Dream in Color Starrys.

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So. What do you think?

Edited to add this photo taken this morning in natural light. Not helpful at all as they all look good, IMO.

Photo Mar 16, 11 01 26 AM

6 comments:

deepseaknits said...

I think I'd got for eaither Life in Lilt sock yarn and Sanguine Gryphon Eidos or the two Dream In Colour.

Adrienne said...

I really like the Tosh and Sundara..

Polly said...

They are all lovely, but I love Eidos and think those two together (life in lilt and eidos) would be great.

Rozaroni said...

#5 - Wollmeise Twin and Turtle Cove sock.

Milla said...

Having never outgrown the Rainbow Brite stage, now at the age of 67 I would choose #1, the yellow and purple. But choice #4 is intriguing and I think would look really great.

Mary Ellen said...

Number 1 is my favorite, and nuber 2 is a close second.