Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIP Wednesday: How About a Little Color?

I'm still making progress on my yak-tacular chevron socks:
...but I have also started a few new projects to satisfy my craving to work with more colorful yarn options! First, I am crocheting a miniature bunting to hang in my kitchen using a modified version of the Rainbow Bunting pattern from Modern Baby Crochet and some destash yarn:
I also decided to pair some of my most colorful sock yarns with these two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (pictured below at top and bottom) which have been lurking in my stash for several years; the color is something I custom-dyed myself and dubbed "Inky," And I always thought it would be a great choice for some sort of colorwork pattern.
Colors L-R: Louet Gems Fingering in Sunset, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
in Island Blue, Baah La Jolla in Tequila Lime and
Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Lemon Curd. 
It's been a while since I've blogged about Craftsy, but I recently have been revisiting some of the classes I've signed up for to inject a little excitement into my regular knitting routine. I'm making the Faux Fair Isle Mittens from Marly Bird's Mittens and Gloves Galore class. You can read my full review here - it even includes a special link giving you 50% off your registration fee on Craftsy!

I'm not totally sure how I'll work the color block striping just yet, but I think I'm off to a good start with my corrugated ribbing:
Right out of the gate, Marly's demo for the two-color long-tail cast-on totally blew my mind - I have no idea why I never thought to try it before, but now it's pretty much the only way I want to cast on for socks or mittens for the rest of my life, no exaggeration! I can't wait to pick up some more clever colorwork tips and I work through the remaining lessons for this project.
Last night, I ventured out to the Windy City Knitting Guild monthly meeting - this month's speaker was one of my personal heroes, Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochiland! Her presentation was outstanding and inspiring, and I wish I had taken better photos, but alas, these few that I snapped on my cell phone will have to suffice. Also, I need to make a big, squishy gnome immediately.

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

1 comment:

  1. I love the inky + neons! Great way to add more color in.