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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Something blue

OK, so all I have to do is mention MS3, something that doesn't even exist yet, no pictures, nothing, and all you lurkers come out to comment? You guys crack me up! Wait until you see the lace Stormtrooper I've got worked up for that pattern. OOoops! I hope I didn't just give away the whole pattern. Bwah ha ha!

I finished spinning the first bobbin of singles of the GCNI/Mohair that I dyed a while back and I've got a decent bit done on the second bobbin. Here is the first bobbin below. I love all the different shades of blues that are in this yarn. The second bobbin has the same colors, but because that roving was in a different place in the plastic wrap as it was dyeing, it's lighter than this bobbin.
I'm going to spin this into a 3 ply. So I took a bit of the singles from the first bobbin while I was spinning and plied it back on itself, and when I had gotten some done on the second bobbin, I did the same thing. The blue at the top is from the first bobbin and the purple at the bottom is from the second bobbin. So far, things look pretty consistent.
While we're discussing socks and while you lurkers are commenting, let me bounce something off of you for my Sockapalooza Pal. In listing her color preferences, they mostly fall into the pastel/bright pastel types of colors. What I'm thinking though is that we filled out the color information back in April, when Spring had only barely begun for many parts of the country. My color tastes change a bit as the seasons change and while I love pastels and brights for the Spring and Summer, by the time August rolls around, I'm starting to think in terms of Fall colors. The socks are supposed to arrive at our Pal's address pretty close to August 2 so I've been thinking about finding some yarn that hints at the pastel color families, but is maybe a bit richer, a bit warmer, a bit more "Fall Like" than a pure pastel/bright pastel type of color. What do you guys think? Am I the only one who changes color tastes with the seasons? Should I quit overthinking it, knit the socks already and get on with Mystery Stormtrooper 3? Or should I take a chance and find something with pastels but a little more Autumney? Just to clarify, this is the type of thing she's requested and this is the type of thing I'm thinking about using.

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Blogger Vanessa said...

Ooooooooooooh! The Schaeffer Ann Pastel. That one is gorgeouS!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Harlem Purl said...

Well, since you asked and I am a big time lurker,personaly my color choices don't change with the weather. I like muted tones and it usually stays that way through summer and everything. So IMHO, I would give her what she asked for.

BTW, I'm right handed and I would throw it over my left shoulder.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should go with what she responded with. Once it is knitted, those colors (green, orange, red) are found in nature in the fall. Of ocurse, this may be just the way it shows on my monitor. You know me and bright colors; I don't go for the duller things.

I can hardly wait to get my periwinkle tomorrow!!


8:35 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I think that going richer for fall is good. In general I wear the same types of colours but with different intensity during the year (pale in spring, bright in summer, bold in fall, ...) The second choice seems to go well with her request, but get the richness of the end of summer beginning of fall.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've not participated in a Sock-swap before, but I would think that the point would be to get something that you might not have knit for yourself? As long as you don't completely ignore her suggestions... Just my opinion.

Oh my... a knit Mystery Stormtrooper? I'm all a-Twitter.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I'm a lurker and thought why not come out of the closet on the sock pal question. My color preferences change with the seasons as well. The yarn you are thinking of does not feel like that much of a departure to me, but at the same time seems to match the fall better.

If she has a blog you might peruse her FOs to see if she has shifting color preferences or not.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stormtrooper? It's either an homage to Star Wars, or a vintage-inspired piece based on WWII-era knitting patterns. :-)

I'm up for either.

And I don't have an opinion on the sock yarn--I like them both!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I like the pastels for the swap - I think it's best to go with what they've suggested. :-)

I missed yesterday's blog post, SO: I'm right handed and would throw the shawl over my right shoulder.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I like to change colors with the seasons - lighter in spring and summer, more muted in fall and winter. I think your selection is wonderful and still in keeping with your secret pal's color scheme.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Ebony said...

I'd say it's just a suggestion. The point is to get something knitted by someone else. And, I think they both fall in the pastel category.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Kristijoy said...

I would go with what she suggested. I wear the same stuff year round too, but also, it's kinda presumptuous to guess someone else's tastes change because yours do or do not. IMHO =) And August has always been the height of summer for me, fall, I don;t wanna think about fall till October rolls around, it means the rains are back. =P
IN any case, both yarns are beautiful, so no matter what the end product will be lovely.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been lurking for a couple months now, and really enjoy your blog! I definitely know what you mean about color preferences changing with the seasons. I live in Georgia where the seasons go from warm to hot and back again, but changing colors helps remind me of my growing up years in IN where they have true seasons.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Another lurker chiming in to say that my colour tastes don't really change with the weather. Having said that, I don't think your choice is too much of a departure from what she says she wants. Just a different intensity, so go for it!

4:11 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

My color tastes don't change much with the weather. I like purples and blues and greys, and they pretty much are okay all the time with me. I don't care for pastels, ever.

8:45 AM  

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