Thursday February 01st 2007, 2:42 pm
Filed under: Knit

Are you sure? I asked Nancy. They’re so different.

Yes they go together! she answered. She pointed out that I was the one who had picked up the two balls and put them side-by-side in the first place, and told me I’d been right.

One ball Colinette handpainted kid mohair, oh I forget the name of the yarn. But that’s what it is. With one strand of Jaggerspun Zephyr silk/wool of semi-endless yardage in I believe the Emerald shade. Lost the ball band a project ago.

I started this a week ago, when I needed a brainless project; somehow those two balls just grabbed me. I got it halfway done, and then after all that initial enthusiasm it just sat there for three days, defying me. I didn’t know who it was for, so it got stuck. Till I offered to knit a scarf for someone, asked her what her favorite colors were, and she reeled off a list straight off that UFO on my needles, along with a mention that she loved handpaint yarns. Huh. Whodathunkit. You never saw a project finish up so fast, after that…

Now off to try to catch the mailman with it before he’s gone by for the day.

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Looky yummy and perfect to me! A nice marriage of color, haze and softness I’ll bet. You are the boss of your kitting anyway!

Comment by Jeri 02.01.07 @ 8:21 pm

As soon as I swatched it, it was, oh, those two dance perfectly together! I learned a lot, years ago, from Kaffe Fassett’s books about combining colors. I personally believe a lot of the handpainted-yarn industry grew as a natural effect of his impact on colorwork in the world of knitting.

Comment by AlisonH 02.01.07 @ 9:12 pm

The hubby is looking over my shoulder and just groaned at that last comment, telling me I can write better sentences than that.

“You CAN… That’s something *I* would write!” (If he’s going to read over my shoulder I’m going to quote him.)

Comment by AlisonH 02.01.07 @ 9:14 pm

I love those colors together. Pretty pretty!!!

We knew what you meant. My good friend Jennifer always says, “it doesn’t *have* to make sense, as long as the speaker and listener are communicating.” (she says it with strong emphasis on _communicating_ – like if someone looks at you really intensely while they’re saying one word, like that one word has more importance and depth than the others – ‘commuuuuuunicatingggg’) It’s like saying, ‘Hey, let’s meet at that place where we did that thing, that time.’ and both people know where the place is, what was done, and when. It doesn’t make sense to anyone but the people in the dialogue, but communication *did* take place. (Just sayin’.) Think of weighty glances between married couples. Not a word is said, but *that* particular look speaks volumes. The looks between people with inside jokes. The weird psychic connection between twins.

I’m rambling, but the point is – We knew what you were saying. You don’t have to phrase it perfectly for us to get your meaning. (Unless that’s just something that you need to do. 😀

-Miss Knotty

Comment by Miss Knotty 02.02.07 @ 11:23 am

Thank you!

Comment by AlisonH 02.03.07 @ 12:04 am

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