Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yarning And Wovembering Along


I'm enjoying playing around with the colors and patterning for my winter mittens.  The cuff is good I think, sort of a simple holly leaf look.  The next section...I don't like how it's centered so am taking it back down and adding in one extra stitch so I can move it over and give it a completely centered look because that's totally irrationally important ;-). 


I have a little over 350 yards of the black Jacob/Texel spun.  I am super happy with this yarn and can't wait to start weaving.  I think it's going to make a fabulous throw.


It's a lot of dark, solid color though.  I think an accent color, maybe a group of stripes running the length, would be nice.  My original thought was gray, but the "black" is more of a dark, dark, dark brown.  Sort of a warm black...if that makes sense.  Maybe a brown stripe would be better?  

Just for example/experiment I pulled out a handful of the walnut dyed roving.  Also a chunk of white. Which do you prefer?  Or something completely different? 

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along...even though I don't have a new book...again...and the Wovember Wool Along.  If you aren't following all the neat, neat stuff for Wovember, I encourage you to do so!


http://www.gsheller.com/category/yarn-along


http://wovember.com/


21 comments:

I need orange said...

I think all of those accent colors are excellent with the dark (dark dark) brown...........

:-)

Lots of help, that's me.............

Tombstone Livestock said...

I agree, all those colors would look good and break up the dark, dark, dark brown.

Andee said...

I am sure whatever you decide to go with will be prefect. On no not along sight to check out. I'm never ever going to get anything done around here.

Alice said...

Gosh, the mitten cuff looks awesome !!!
I can't give an opinion on a complement for the weaving yarn. You are so NOT an orange/pink/red or stripe person that it would be hard to choose any. A teal/turquoise color goes well with dark brown and might be more a favorite combo . Whatever you choose it will be gorgeous, to be sure.

Tracey said...

You weave too!! You really are amazing. I have a table top loom but, so far all I have done it look at it and dream. I guess I just need to sit down and start!
I think the walnut dyed roving would make a nice addition to the dark brown wool.

karen said...

loved visiting and seeing what you are up to! Great mitt and of course you need to go down and add that stitch! Makes sense to me:) Love the fluff in the last photo!!!

Spinners End Farm said...

I like the dark brown with grey and white stripes and in addition Alice's idea of a turquoise!

Gretchen R said...

Lovely! Do you like Jacob wool? My neighbor raises those types of sheep, and I've been debating about buying a few of them and learning to spin. Well, I'll learn how to spin either way, but it would be doubly fun to have some sheep. ;)

Alice said...

Diane MacDonald may have some blue wool from a relative of one of your sheep or some blue dye to give you to color your own :-). Just a thought.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I, too, think you should use the grey, brown, and cream with the dark dark brown/black.
Kim

MarmePurl said...

Your color combos are ALWAYS stunning. We know whatever you decide, the drooling will commence.

Tyche's Minder said...

I love the dark, dark, almost black, brown. I think I would stick with just a white stripe. No additional colors at all. It would be striking.

Is this from one of your sheep? Which one is a Texel?

Gail said...

Your mittens are going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Shetlands produce some greyed brown tones that I think would look fab with that dark yarn!

Peruby said...

I vote cream. The dark, dark brown reminds me of dark roast coffee and I like me some cream with my coffee!

Marsha said...

That's going to be a pretty mitten. I love the dark wool but not the gray with it. The dark is warm so I like both the warm brown and the white.

Christine said...

I like the walnut. The combination will be striking.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

I agree with Christine......I like the walnut but, hey, it's YOUR throw! was the Jacob and Texel commercially spun? Tell me it is or I am going to be SOOOO jealous :) and that mitten is going to be only for Sunday go to meetings I am sure, and yes, if you don't move that stitch it will be the ONLY thing you see when you look at it.
Don't even ask me how I know...

RMK said...

I'm in for the dark brown with white for maximum contrast & texture ......

Cathie J said...

With a math background, I totally understand the need for your pattern to be centered. Not irrational, just necessary.

Miha Giustina said...

There is something very earthy in the color and texture of this dark yarn. Love it!

I also like the knitted sample color combination you have there. If going with the dark as your main color, why not accent it with a few other earthy or fall colors such as mossy green or rust (the walnut sample you have here or similar hue)?

The dark yarn seems to have a good soft feel to it. I wish I could touch it through the screen...

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