Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Vacation Knitting, Part Deux
Something else wonderful that happened on my birthday was receiving a gift certificate from my sister and her family for a yarn shop near me. I was totally going to be good and use "souvenir yarn" from my trip to make my second travel project, but since I already had this gift certificate, and since the LYS had sent out a newletter telling everyone about their recent shipment from Madelinetosh.....well, buying new yarn just seemed like the right thing to do!
Indicum Pullover by Hillary Smith Callis. She has a few designs that I love, but this project marries my love of simple lines with my love of sock yarn. I also loved the detail of corrugated ribbing at the hem, sleeve cuffs, and neckline. I thought about going with gray as the accent color (since it plays perfectly off the gray already in the main color yarn), but I decided to go with something "brighter" & "summer-y-er". This pink yarn from Kollage is exactly as muted as the blue-green yarn, and they really go together well. As I knit up the neckline I questioned my choice to go with the brighter color for the accent, but I think that's only because I'm much more comfortable with tonal variation than I am with contrasting colors. I think that once I get more of the main color knit up and the pink becomes more of an accent and less of a main feature, I'll be happy with my choice.
We have about 12 hours in the car each way, plus a 3-hour round-trip to Niagara Falls, so I think there's a good chance I'll come home with either one or both of these projects finished!