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Monday, September 08, 2014

Startitis

I have had a severe case of Startitis lately, but I’ve mostly kept it under control.  I really want to cast on all the things, but I keep reminding myself that if I do that, I’ll feel overwhelmed and I won’t get anything done.  I know from experience that too many projects at once doesn’t work for me.  After finishing Mom’s bunny (she loved it!), I decided to go ahead and cast on one new project.
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This is another Ravello.  I’m using the same colors for the upper background and lower body that I did on my last Ravello (The Loopy Ewe Solids Series in White and Dove), but I’m using something different for the stripes.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m in SpaceCadet’s Mini Skien Club (the Ombre and Gradient Mix), and I’m using an Ombre set (Tranquility Ombre) for the stripes.  I had actually just gotten this set when I found the Ravello pattern last fall and thought the two would work together well.  It took me some time to figure out what other colors to use with it though.  I’m doing five stripes on the body of this Ravello, so I can use all five colors.  I’ll probably be adding more stripes to the sleeves too, because I don’t want to end in the middle of the ombre, but I’ll figure out the details on those later.  I’ve made it past the place where the sleeve stitches go onto holders and I’ve started the fifth body stripe (the darkest).
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The colors of Tranquility Ombre are mostly purples, but there are also blues and greens in there.  It reminds me of abalone shell in the lighter shades.  I’m enjoying the play of colors from these hand dyed yarns, but I think pairing them with the solid white and gray will anchor them nicely.  Here’s a link to my Ravelry page for more details if you’re interested!

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