Wednesday, November 12, 2008

William Harvest Whatever

So far, the consensus is that this sweater design should have a harvest themed title, with a smaller contingent rooting for William Morris (and a much smaller percentage pushing for naming it after my youngest sister). Thanks for the suggestions, and keep 'em coming.

I will very likely finish the yellow band on the body today and get started on the next sleeve band. I have tentatively decided to go with red/green on the next band. The motif divides evenly in the middle of the repeat, so I can switch color families there. The yellow band is actually yellow/brown/peach/orange, so having a pink/red/rust and then a greens band won't look too odd. I hope. Besides, now that I'm nearly done with the yellow band, I can see that I don't have enough red/pink to do an entire band anyway. I have already had to switch to a slightly lighter background color because the darkest charcoal has run out. This yarn is also natural Romney (all of the background colors are undyed). The color difference doesn't show much in the picture, but it does in person (that *look* was planned into the design). The sleeve background color won't lighten at the same pace as the body, but I don't think that will matter (the sleeves will not have all the colors in them anyway).

I can't wait to get to the next color band, and see what it's going to look like.
By the way- I don't think I mentioned that the motif was inspired by a photo I saw online, of a Latvian mitten.


#4 said...

I guess there is really no need to name it Terri's Sweater, I would proudly wear it under any

Allison said...

"Falling Leaves" or "Autumn Splendor"?