Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pics!

Hey, look what came in the mail today!

It's some diVe cotton I snagged off a destasher over on the KR Forums. It's DK weight, a pale, ice blue. I have ten skeins of it - 109 yds/50g skein. No idea what I'm going to do with it yet, but it's pretty! Maybe one of those summer tops I saw...

After, of course, I finish this:

Which is coming along quite nicely and is at the perfect mindless knitting point. Miles and miles of worsted weight stockinette in the round! Yes! It's lovely for movie marathons or listening to the audio books. I'm actually quite pleased with the colors. One of my friends begged me not to go Gryffindor or Slytherin, and wanted me to make a Ravenclaw sweater. I would actually have preferred that myself, not wanting to be a "typical" person, but couldn't find the right colors in the yarn. My high school was maroon and gold, so I guess this is okay. I'm obviously not opposed to gold and black, my beloved Purdue colors, either, but I can't really see myself ever being put in Hufflepuff for any reason. Nothing against Hufflepuff, of course. (Not that I'd ever be put in Gryffindor, either, I'd almost certainly be put in Ravenclaw, personally.) But anyway, it's my vest, and I like it so far. I'm also doing it in the round, as opposed to pieced, specifically so it would remain mindless.

But, I do need an opinion on something (if you can actually see it well enough to form an opinion.


It's my swatch for the MS3. The bottom part is just three repeats to check needle size. The top two repeats are beaded. The lower repeat has smaller (8/0), multicolored metallic green/purple beads that I really like, but may be too dark. The top repeat has larger beads (6/0), in translucent shades of light blue. I can't decide which, if either, I like. Any opinions?

7 comments:

Inky said...

ooh beads, shiney!!

Ok, I like the contrast of the darker beads. I think the lighter ones are just the wrong shade of blue for the yarn, at least on my monitor.

Kathleen C. said...

Hi! I'm doing MS3 too! I just got my beads, so I'll be doing my swatch this weekend.
Hmmm... I think I might like the darker beads too. But it's hard to say without knowing where they're going and how often. The lighter blue aren't bad at all... just really subtle.

Kim said...

I kind of like the more subtle beads, but until we see a little of the real pattern, it's hard to know which is better. What yarn are you using?

AmyArtisan said...

Came to your blog through Ravelry. My initial preference is the lighter beads (at least on my monitor) - it seems like they give an unexpected "pop" to it. What effect do you want from the beads?

How fun that you work @ PCPA - when we lived in Lompoc when I was younger I saw several shows there (my parents had season tix) & I even blogged about it last summer. :)

Coleen said...

I vote for the lighter beads. I think they add a little shimmer without being overpowering. Looks like that's going to be a really pretty shawl!

Amanda said...

Darker beads.

Kate said...

I like the darker beads. I have swatched and I don't think that I will be using beads, but I think that yours looks great.