Sunday, September 28, 2008

Color Me ... Turquoise

I can't resist fun little quizzes like this one which gives you the colors that describe your personality. My colors are green and blue which seems to fit pretty well. Given that I'm a therapist, the other parts seem to fit as well.

you are turquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

I know, I know, what does this have to do with knitting? Not much. But, I have been knitting away and the creative juices have been flowing as I design a sweater that is a hybrid of several I've admired. I don't want to blog about it too soon, however, before I find out if it's a success or not. Don't worry, apparently "I know I can get the job done!"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Daisy Buttons? You be the Judge

I'm knitting Orchid from Nectar by Kim Hargreaves for a friend who has a funky, retro sensibility.

Yesterday, I found these black and white daisy buttons in my LYS.

Question: Are these super cute and would totally make the look? Or, are they incredibly tacky?

Let me know what you think. Here is another look at the buttons:

I was also thinking of adding a thin cream-colored edging to the neck and front to complement the two tone look.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Rainbow Brocade

I've finally finished the body of the brocade vest, which I plan to turn into a cardigan. As you can see the colors are very vibrant. My husband refers to this as my "psychadelic" knitting.

I've edged the pocket tops with black wool and plan to do the same with all of the edges. I think I will add sleeves in black as well. For the sharp-eyed among you, you will notice a big mistake on the right-hand side of the front where the pattern doesn't match below and above the pocket tops. Oh well, it's too late to fix that now!

Next up: Steeking and edging.