Swatching for color
I love to swatch.
Right now I'm swatching for interesting color/texture, by combining two yarns. I've been inspired to do this by the words (yes I read the articles) in Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson owner of Purl in NY.
The first one is one strand of Aurora 8 and one of Kid Seta. The colors are f-ed up. The Kid Seta is chocolate brown & the A-8 is a sorta of dried blood browny-red. The effect shows well though - a mottled effect that I really like.
The one is also A-8 (peacock) & Kid Seta (indigo). The colors are more true here.
The same mottled effect. What you can't see is the slightest of halo the Kid Seta creates & it feels beyond sexy. This is going to be a sweater for Knitty when it grows up.
This swatch is also a great reminder about 'you and your personal gauge'. The bottom part of this swatch was knit by Carla on 10.5 - 5sts to 1 inch. The top half by this here loosey goosey on 9s - 4 sts to 1 inch. Your swatch is your friend.
This is two yarns from Habu that I bought at Purl.
Both are naturally dyed. The yarn on the left is silk & the color is pretty true. Thee yarn on the right is a little more orange in reality & is mohair/silk.
This combo is to become some sort of lace goodie before the Fall is through. I'm trying to be realistic, really.
Did I mention that after nearly 3 years of searching I've finally found a knitting group I love? Hooray. As a bonus, it's got a cool spin-off spinning group too.
I think I fixed my comments so that anyone can leave one. Not just BLogger freaks. Thanks Kerri, for pointing it out. I'm so glad you are non-finishing Gemini too!