Friday, 7 November 2014
Out of My Colour Comfort Zone: Clue #1. . .
I've decided to go in a completely different direction with Stephen West's Exporation Station mystery KAL. After knitting for about two hours and discovering I'd made a silly mistake and a RS became a WS, I couldn't face ripping back about twenty rows of mohair!
On to plan B. I've changed the border colour; the dark teal is Titus Eccup. And for my three contrast colours, I've used a ball of Louisa Harding Amitola which has long colour changes. The wedges aren't as defined as some of the lovely projects I've seen on ravelry - there are some with really bold colours outlined in white that are fantastic looking - and these colours are a little out of my comfort zone but I'm liking the look so far and absolutely loving the knitting process. As always, Stephen West has delivered a really unique and interesting pattern, so I'm trying to embrace the odd colours and see where they (or Stephen) will lead me.
The next clue has just arrived and it's brioche stitch - a completely new technique to me. Dare I switch up some of the colours or even add a new one into the mix? I'm looking foward to experimenting this weekend. . .