Nope, no hidden meaning in this blog post title. I’m going to cast on a blanket out of mostly handspun as a test-knit for Cosy (you know, and a treat for me!), and I’m looking for some input!
Here’s the first option: greys, reds, burnt-oranges.
And here’s another: greys, yellows, greens, a touch of lavender. What do you think? Pairing solid/commerical yarns is tough enough, so I’d appreciate any thoughts you folks have about how to choose yarns for a project (ahem, for this project!) out of a pile of handspun. Thanks!
Other things going on around here:
I finished spinning the second bobbin of the SCF bfl in the reflection colorway. Boh helped.
And I’m making progress on my windschief hat. The more I knit on this, the more in love I am with both the pattern and this yarn. In fact, I’m going to let myself knit a few rows before I dig into the work I’d like to accomplish before I head to campus…
I personally would go for the grays/greens/lavender, but that’s only because I’m not an orange person.
Oooh, I’d go with the oranges and reds — very autumnal and seasonally appropriate.
The top oranges and autumn shades really work well together, they get my vote. I’m not a fan of greens and yellows together – reminds me of baby blankets.
The oranges are lovely. They look like they would make a really cozy blanket.
Yes, I’d have to agree with the oranges and reds… very autumnal indeed! :)
Boh, good to see you working so hard! ;)
i love the reds and oranges!
The grey and orange combo is gorgeous!
I’m on a grey/brown/orange kick right now (as you can see by my most recent projects) so my judgment might be a bit skewed in this regard.
p.s. You probably shouldn’t work Boh quite so hard. :)
I’m no help – I like both the orange and the green combinations. The orange obviously has a warmer feel to it, so if you’re going to use the blanket in autumn/winter I’d go for this! But the greens and yellows are pretty, too!
Geez, I feel like a snail with my spinning and knitting in comparison with you ;-)! Pretty hat! (it’s green!!!)
I like the oranges, cheery and warm colored. Great for a hunkering down kinda blanket. Perfect for dreary cool days.
Go with the greys, reds, and burnt-oranges! Not only are the colors perfect for fall, they will help perk you up during winter time, too, if you start feeling the wintertime blues like I normally do.
Either way, you’ll end up with a beautiful result.
Love both, but I adore the oranges… It just LOOKS cozy!
Isn’t it great the help you can get from four-legged companions?? Doggie love!!
I say stripes! But that’s because I love stripes. Both would be equally lovely blankets … which isn’t telling you anything you don’t already know. Maybe the oranges are better for fall, like everyone else has said?
Also, poor Boh. Alice understands.
i loooove the sunday market shawl. do you have the pattern by chance?