Friday, 11 May 2012

Colours for a New Design (maybe)

Colourwork KAL

Tanis Fiber Arts is having a Colourwork Knit/Crochet Along, May 14 - June 17th, and I'm really looking forward to participating! The goal is to knit pretty much anything, using as many colours of TFA yarn as you'd like. I'm having fun picking through my stash and leftover skeins from other projects ... I like the idea of a challenge, so I'm going to try to create a new design. We'll see what happens!

 I'm planning on doing something with the four colours above- I love how they look together. The yarns I have in my stash aren't necessarily the same weight, and the one on the far left is a single ply, but I'm interested to see how it plays out in the knitting.  I'm not too sure yet exactly what it will become- currently I'm leaning towards some mitts (maybe fingerless?), with a (yet undecided) main colour, and the four above as the focal point. I'm having fun exploring some different ideas, and I'll begin swatching today- cast on will take place officially on Monday, May 14th!

14 comments:

WildflowerWool said...

Sounds like a fun challenge. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. The colours are great!

Brenda said...

The three colors on the right look like sherbets; the one on the left reminds me of berries. I am amazed that you are keeping up with knitting and a new baby. May your energy be everlasting!

Tanis said...

I LOVE those colours! Excited!

Hind DP said...

The colors are so pretty, can't wait to see what you come uP with

Evelyn said...

I'm knitting with TFA for the first time on my current project (Blue Label in Truffle) and it's lovely. I really wanted to join in but I only have my one other TFA Year in Colour skein and am on a serious yarn diet. I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through yours -- loving those colors!

eliza said...

oooh, love the colors! can't wait to see what you come up with!

CanarySanctuary said...

Ohhh, dreamy colours! I love the combination; can't wait to see what you make with it.

Jennifer Court said...

Love those colors!

Brenda hit the nail on the head: Baby Bliss's mum is doing a remarkable job of maintaining a bit of balance. Good for you--it's inspiring!

Maryse said...

Beautiful colors! It looks promising! The yellow is so soft!

Preeti said...

I love the contrast of the jewel-toned one on the left and the softness of the yellow and the ones in the middle make the set complete. Lovely!

Tiffany said...

I love those colors. I've never used that brand before but read your posts about them all the time. I love their color ways... may have to get myself a couple skeins.

Rainy Daisy said...

Love the combination :)

Lise said...

Lovely colors :) A funny way to use your stash. I'm playing with colors too at the moment. Looking forward to see more of your experiment.

Jacey said...

Those are fabulous colors! I'm sure you'll come up with something super fun!