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Catching Up . . . with Twists, Colors, and Caps

Posted by mtmom on May 23, 2010

Little baby aspen leaves mean spring is spring-ing here on the mountain!

I’ve mostly been working on the swatch for my Cast On pattern submission, but a few other recent completions somehow missed being documented here, so I think it’s time for some catch-up!

First, here’s the current state of the “real” swatch (vs my multi-colored swatch for trying out motifs and yarns):

3 wide and 3 narrow motifs to choose among

Due in Ohio by June 1, so I’ve got to finish it and pack it off very soon.

I have 2 ideas yet to try, one involves the lean of the twisted stitches, the other. . . is secret for now!  😉

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Latest progress on Fair Isle sampler scarf, motifs from Philosopher’s Wool.

And here are some recent give-away projects:

"3-Color Spiral Cap"

"3-Color Spiral Cap", top view

trying out Red Heart "Soft" yarn, colorway "Embers"

trying out Noro "Silver Thaw"; hat and short scarf with buttons

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Finally, some yarn “progressions” — groups of similar hue and saturation/purity, but a range of light/dark value:

Shetland blues, by value

Knit Picks greens, by value

Shetland oranges, by value

Shetland purples, by value

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3 Responses to “Catching Up . . . with Twists, Colors, and Caps”

  1. Nancy said

    Much as I also have a huge collection of J&S, Jamieson’s now seems to have the more complete color range. I do have several favorite sources for both 🙂

    Love the aspens. We have some quaking aspen in this area but not the same as yours.

  2. mtmom said

    I just got a sample card of Jamieson’s recently, from Schoolhouse Press.

  3. Jean said

    So many colors in this post! It was like discovering a treasure, the Fair Isle sampler has such wonderful colors. Loved seeing all that yarn.

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