Halmstad, my knitsibs. This sweater architecture UNVENTION that changes all things stranded.
Our back-of-the-packet recipe for snow day soup is Kowalski’s Turkey and Wild Rice. (It’s just as tasty with chicken, I promise. You can also substitute mushrooms for meat, and it’s still delicious.)
Looking at the above images, it’s clear that my original yarn choices for Ropedance were tonally off. The short-row garter ridges, knit in turquoise (Triskelion Amaethon, in Marakesh), seem to pop, but they practically disappear against the Skein sock yarn in the monochrome image. This is because both yarns are quite close in colour value. The skein at right would have been the better choice for colour A. Notice how it reads as the darkest value in the mono image. (It’s better than the original, but I still think I could go darker with colour A.)
Here I’m trying out a new Colour B (Malabrigo, in Lettuce) to replace the Triskilion yarn. Both yarns are so vibrant that it’s hard to compare their true value. In mono, it’s easy to see that the hot green reads as lighter than the hot turquoise. This is because the green reflects more light than the turquoise yarn. Malabrigo would be a better choice for Colour B.
Isn’t colour theory fun!
The technique for carrying the yarn up the back of the work is from LeethalKnits.
The online courses I’ve taken so far this year are:
Knitsonik: Bullet Journalling, with Felicity Ford, Architectural Sketching in Watercolour and Ink, with Alex Hillkurtz, and Learn to Edit Your Own Podcast, with Tanner Campbell (Registration for the latter requires an account with appsumo.com, and the course is totally worth that extra step).
Also, I’m still in learning mode and actively looking for the next thing, so I’d be grateful for your suggestions.
Need a housedress fix? Who doesn’t! Check out these beauties of yesteryear from the Nellie Don gallery. The scanned images from the Nelly Don design book begin at the bottom of gallery page 2. (Huge thanks to Cheryl for pointing me in their general direction.)
The Kristy Glass video is here. (And I nearly just typed Hall instead of Glass, AGAIN. What is wrong with me.)
Music in this podcast: