While I was knitting, I worried that it would be too small to double wrap, especially since my bind-off usually comes out way too tight. I decided to experiment with Jeny's Surprisingly Stretch Bind Off. It was perfect and totally worth the tiny bit of extra time it took to implement! It looked a little wavy and wobbly at first, but I blocked it out to size, and then everything was right with the world. I love this, but apparently my need for color therapy did not end with the cowl.
I immediately fell in love with the Chartreuse Royal Alpaca that arrived from Aslan Trends last month. And I immediately needed to pair it with the Turquoise, obviously. Completely inspired by this lovely thing on Ravelry, I'll try a colorblocked cowl with these three colors, maybe a fourth..either winter white or chocolate brown. I'll cast on enough stitches to fit on a 16" circular and knit a tube until I'm done with my yarn.
And still, I keep buying neon-colored yarn. I have had the colorwork itch lately, and Grettir from BrooklynTweed Winter 13 looks like it might satisfy.
|Photo from BrooklynTweed Ravelry page.|
Finally, the subdued color changes of the Freia Flux Lace were too much to pass up. I pretty much bought this because the colorway was called Metal Earth, and that spoke to me.
I thought maybe a triangular shawl, maybe the Age of Brass and Steam. But Heidi Kirrmaier's Windward is on my list, too. I love the idea of playing with the color changes is unexpected ways. So many possibilities.
I think I might have sated the color craziness for now. The last thing that came home with me is a nice dusty shade of purple.
This is two skeins of Manos Wool Clasica, destined to become another Palette, because I loved knitting the first one so much. This colorway is called Slate, and it is definitely on the grey spectrum. Ahhh, back to normal.