That teal one there
Monday May 14th 2007, 11:53 am
Filed under: Knit

A younger friend of mine has found herself suddenly facing surgery that is emphatically Not Fun. I took a number of balls of yarn over for her to choose from on Friday, and she chose this one. I am trying hard to get her her shawl done fast, but at least she knows that I’m making it in a color she loves and that I’m thinking of her. She’s a knitter too, and has stroked my ego over and over by telling me how much she’s waiting for my book to come out, but by golly I’m going to beat her to it with a shawl from it myself rather than waiting for her to be able to when it comes out next month. It’s what I can do.

There’s a photo in the book of a number of balls of yarn together, all in different colors, with a light blue one dead center, a color I’d found very much on sale and the rest being ones I’d created from that light blue. What the picture doesn’t show is the scale of the things: the balls are all from 450-g cones of baby alpaca. The needles in the picture here are 32″ long.

In other words, I know I have enough yarn, absolutely. I have enough time, too, before the surgery date–as long as I make the time. Like I made the color. Just throw it in the dyepot of my life and make it happen.

…Running off to the needles now…

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What a nice gesture to knit her the shawl. She picked a pretty color, too.

Comment by Amanda1 05.14.07 @ 1:17 pm

She did. It’s gorgeous. It’s fascinating to me, as I work with it, how the bottom of each loop somehow reflects the light differently–it appears darker there–and that creates a real heathery effect overall. I love it.

Still, I had a bit of a hard time getting going with it till I realized that burgundy jumper I was wearing (see Friday post) just totally clashed with the teal. Which shouldn’t have made a difference in the slightest. But it did. Note to self on a long-held observation: it’s easier to keep knitting in a color that goes well with what you’re wearing. If a project has a deadline, if you need to, just go change your clothes, fer cryin’ out loud!

Comment by AlisonH 05.14.07 @ 4:44 pm

Ooooh. I *love* that color. 🙂

Comment by Romi 05.14.07 @ 9:00 pm

I can see how that would cause a problem. It would for me too.
I love that color too

Comment by Sonya 05.15.07 @ 8:36 am

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