Auditions!? What do you think of the colour blends?

Malabrigo Sock - Archangel - Gold mirrored bead or purple lined bead?

My beads have arrived and now I need to choose my yarn and bead combination for the Dark of the Morning KAL!  I cannot knit them all…. Maybe two?  No not enough time!  I have set up the beads and yarn and I am going to contemplate the colours for a day or so!

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts – I am always willing to hear other points of view!  I love certain colours and sometimes that blinds me to other options.

Mountain Colours Bearfoot - Lilac - light green mirrored, very light blue mirrored, clear mirrored or purple lined beads?

The KAL will really start cooking this weekend.  I’ll work out the chart and start knitting so that everything is perfect (or as perfect as this imperfect knitter can make it!) for the Feb 4th release of the first chart.  I’ll also take some time to tidy up the schematic so that it is easier to read.

We have snow, about 4 inches and very cold temperatures – which means the snow will stay for a little while – at least until this weekend when it is supposed to start raining!

A late addition to the party - Tosh Sock - Blackcurrant - Gunmetal mirrored or Pink AB beads?

Cold is relative to what you are used to and we are used to mild cold and flowers and grey!  I like grey, grey blues, grey greens and grey skies!

Winter snows do add a serene beauty to our landscape that I do enjoy.  The air is quieter, sounds are muted and the light is very bright, reflecting off the white surfaces and diffusing over everything.  The diffused light softens the edges of everything in its path.  I like this.  The light changes the colours of everything as well.  These changes fascinate me.

My favorite "Cold" place - the view from the top of Blackcomb Mountain - last June!

Beads in your knitting can do some of the things that snow accomplishes.  They catch and diffuse the light:  they highlight lines in your knitting and colours in your yarn:  and sometimes they just add weight to the knitting.   Which just improves the project, without changing the overall look – this usually means that your beads were a little too subtle – I have a couple of projects like that!  I learn with each one I knit.

Welted Moebius - to ruffle or not to ruffle - that is the question! OHH... that was bad!! LOL!

The last Retreat Project is now done – Well maybe – I am still debating whether or not to add another small ruffle on the edge – in the Kersti this time – very narrow – just to highlight the edge further!  But the thought of picking up the 380 stitches necessary to do so is holding me back!  LOL!!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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7 Responses to Auditions!? What do you think of the colour blends?

  1. mountain colors bearfoot -lilac – with light green beads

  2. Archangel with gold mirrored, Bearfoot with green lilac mirrored or blackcurrant with gunmetal coloured beads would be my picks…Bearfoot is most matching Dark of the Morning I would say….but the other two combo’s are equally beautiful I would say… Not sure this helps you!
    Greetz, Josien

  3. Ria Gibson says:

    Tosh Blackcurrent gunmetal mirrored. Doesn’t anyone go to bed. Guess that is how you get all those samples knit.!!!! Love the bearfoot as well. Really tough choices!!

  4. Lynne says:

    I think the bottom row of beads stands out the best, on each yarn.,


  5. Sandra Shook says:

    i ilke the blackcurrent with the pink beads.

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