Saturday, June 7, 2008

Robin's Egg Blue (Adriana)

Well this is my seventh day of blogging everyday and it was both easier and harder than I'd expected. I really thought that I'd be stuck for what to talk about but it was pretty easy to come up with subjects. The hardest part was how time consuming blogging is. I don't think I'll continue this whole blogging everyday thing but I will try to do it more often, at least until we leave on tour. The good things is that for the Toronto leg we'll be staying at my parents' so I'll have easy internet access there and will be able to report back about our adventures (Ottawa has lots of yarn stores!).

Last night I cast off the Ribbed Lace Bolero (no pictures yet). When one project is finished clearly a new one needs to be cast on. But what to knit? Ravelry to the rescue again!

A little while ago Phoe ODed on Palette and sent the remainder my way (many thanks, dear friend). I'd been at a lose for what to do with it until I looked on Ravelry. The number one suggestion under pattern ideas was Eunny's famous Endpaper Mitts. I have enjoyed colourwork in the past but I tend to be a little frightened of it so I decided to go for it.

I had trouble choosing two colours since Phoe had sent me so many beautiful balls of yarn and she had used parts of some of them so yardage was a concern. I decided to do things my way and dye white yarn a light blue to go with the brown. You can see the results at the front of the picture (Pete calls the colour Robin's Egg Blue).

I cast on with the blue as the CC and the brown as the MC. I ended up casting on 3 times for this project (first I had the wrong needles and then the wrong number of stitches - always read the instructions!!). After all that I wasn't able to get very far into the colourwork to show off but I decided to take a picture of it anyways.
I think it's going to be beautiful.

That's all for now. Thanks for keeping up with me this week. I'll be back in a few days.


Anonymous said...

So pretty! Maybe when your FH sees how gorgeous they are, he will agree to brown in the wedding! ;)
I have two skeins of Palette that have been lying around forever. I think I'll get another one and try those mitts. It's a beautiful pattern.

Bertha said...

Ooh! It's going to look super pretty!

Anonymous said...

That is just about my favorite color blue. Looks great!

spillyjane said...

Looks like you've got a good start on the Endpaper mitts! Can't wait to see more!

Team Knit ! said...

I can't wait to see the FO shots of your ribbed lace bolero! Great choice to do the endpaper mitts, they are something I've been meaning to knit for a while, too. Yours are going to be awesome!

- Julie

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Gee, that's a great collection of yarn, lovely colours in the yarn you dyed.