Saturday, August 12, 2006

A Crush Story and my roving eye!

In the early 90's, a band called Too Much Joy had a song called Crush Story which described the anticipation and excitement of a new love. In part, the lyrics are "I am useless, I am a mess.......this is much better than love, babe, this is a crush story." To me, new projects are exciting because of the same possibilities.

I am 1 hour away from finishing the front of my Sublime mohair sweater, and doing my best to see it through. If I can get the front knitted, the neckband and side seams will eventually just happen. It's a v-neck on 10s, so it should decrease quickly. It's a good thing, because I have a crush on my next project.

My roving eye is on the sweater I keep buying yarn for, over and over. I've been fascinated with the concept of a Fair Isle done with Noro yarn for YEARS, and I think it's time to start. My Silk Garden came in this week, and my inner yarn-ho has been standing on the corner screeching for DAYS now. Just to shut her up, I dragged out my box of Elann's Bag-Wool and played matchy-poo. But I think matchy-poo just sucks; why really waste GOOD colors on a garment when so-so colors will make it SING? It's something I learned in quilting, and is related to the drinking with girlfriends concept; mediocre looks GORGEOUS when surrounded by fug. (No judgements please, we've all seen homely people with gorgeous babies.)

Here is the start of my bag-wool/Silk Garden top down cardi, with FI ins
piration from Kolstad and Takel, shown on my soon to be finished Sublime front. Off white, icky rose, and brilliantly dark Silk Garden should make a great combo!


Anonymous said...

Doing a FI with Noro! I would have never thought of it! I'm guessing that the Noro is a varigated? I'm anxious to see how this turns out.


Trish said...

That rose color isn't icky! But I know what you mean about making the colors sing!

Bri McStan said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. I have some varigated yarns coming this week and now I'm wondering if I shouldn't FI with some of them, too.