I love the excitement that comes with planning a new project. I love scouring Ravelry for color, yarn and modification ideas. I love ordering the yarn. I love the anticipation of waiting for it to arrive. I love that about-to-cast-on moment.
However, as excited as I am for my next two projects, the yarn-picking was slower going than usual. Finally, though, I decided on these yarn-pattern combinations:
First, the Provence Marl Empire Waist Cardigan:
I’ll be making in this color of City Tweed DK:
As you can see, I picked a color close to the modeled version, which is not something I normally do and it’s actually not a color I’d normally wear. But I think I’m gonna like it — and I’m trying to experiment with colors a bit. More proof:
For the scoop-neck vest:
I picked Knit Picks’s Andean Silk in this color:
Although this, too, is close to the color in the modeled shot, I had originally planned to make this vest in a pale pink or baby blue. But I couldn’t find quite what I was looking for in a Knit Picks or Valley Yarns yarn. And in a way, that’s okay. As with the turquoise above, this brown-ish orange is also not a color I’d normally wear. But, again, I’m trying to think outside the box when it comes to color. What do you think?