Thursday, January 25, 2007

Inspiration
I was at the Knitting Corner one day about a month ago and ran into a woman who was lookng for some yarn to match some colors that she had run out of. I didn't pay much attention to her because she was just looking and made a few comments about some shawls that she was making over and over. I am all for doing a pattern more than once but 10 or 15 times? Well, you should see what she has come up with ... Each one of these shawls is unique because the woman picks colors that compliment each other. No two looked a like to me...

I love all the differnt colors. She did say that she doesn't use red or green. She just didn't want to do something that looked like Christmas.
Inspired by this woman's efforts and by this challenge, I decided to give both a chance. I have been crocheting a long time and have collected lots of "un-natural" fibers from one of two box stores. I have a nice collections of skeins that need to move out to a new home. So I am working on shawls and lap blankets that will be donated to a good cause at later date. I am trying to clear out the stash and make good use of it for those who need it. What could be a more inspiring? I am sure my favorite yarn store will love it when I start to re-build my stash...
This is my effort. I stil have ways to go but there is something soothing after being on my feet all day cooking, coming home to sit in my favorite chair to do mindless knitting. It gives me a break from other knitting that I have been doing the requires counting on every round.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a neat story; inspirational :) I love your color scheme.

knotingale said...

You might want to invest in The Knitting Experience: Book 3 Color, by Sally Melville. Or perhaps the Color Workshop (Workbook?). I have Melville's book, and I love it. It is helping me learn to combine colors--there is a 'science' to it, you know. I've heard good things about the other book, but I've not seen it.
I'm documenting some of my color experiments in my journal.

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful!

vlb5757 said...

Leigh-I really didn't think about the color scheme too much. I just knew when I started that I had more white than color so I have to spread it out a bit. I still have some brown and navy blue yarn I need to churn out, but haven't decided what to do with them. It's been fun.

Knotingale-I will have to look into it. I know that I just got a KnitPicks catalog the other day but I wasn't looking too closely at the books, just the yarns.

WW-Thanks! I just have to let my eyes take a break. I have been doing some "small" knitting and after a while it makes me nuts.