Friday, July 26, 2013

Knit by colour, the reveal


and after:

Notice a difference?

I've been wanting to yarnbomb something at the cottage for months now.  When the wishing well arrived to cover the actual well (which turned out to be kind of an ugly pipe in spite of its ability to do magical things with cool clear water), and we were torn between paint vs. stain and colour vs. natural, I pointed out this perfect solution to the problem.

Colour, with no maintenance!

And as long as you don't get too close, it looks all right.

My strategy of forcing the Bernat Softee Chunky Ombres into vertical stripes worked out fine for the first ball, but the second turned out to have entirely different colour lengths and in the end there was no way to make my wishing well bucket cover look good.  I can't even begin to imagine how one would knit a 'real' project with this yarn that runs bigger than one 80 gram ball.

For now though, this'll do... the stitches ended up a mess, and the vertical stripes are running into each other willy-nilly, but it's bright, and weather-resistant acrylic, and finished, so it's pretty much doing its job.

And now I'm going to go do mine, which is: enjoy the weekend.  Hope you get to too, and I'll see you Monday!


Leslie said...

Have you seen the new book by Laura Bryant? Artful Color, Mindful Knits. I just ordered it...I think it will be very inspirational for using hand dyed yarns

Linda Gaylord said...

I would have never guessed a bucket cozy!!! The perfect use for 80's style varigated acrylic--yarnbombing in your own yard!! LOVE IT!!! And it doesn't have to be perfect,because it's yarnbombing! That's a complete WIN! (But on a completely different and more important note,what is that piece of yarny deliciousness in your cover photo???? Please tell!!!) :)

Mary Keenan said...

Linda, that was my version of the Sugared Violets shawl, by Rose Beck:

I used discontinued handdyed yarn for it, SO yummy!