Sunday, February 18, 2007

Snow in KY Equals a Little Progress on Kai

Looky, looky we had snow in the yard Saturday morning! I got out on the front porch to try and get all the male cardinals we had at the bird feeder and in the pine trees, but as soon as I got out there - whooosh off they all went. We must have had at least fifteen pairs of cardinals in the front yard, at the feeder and in the trees. They're just so pretty. Oh well. Here is my Magnolia Tree covered in snow:



On to knitting: The only reason I got as far as I have is the snow, not that I can't drive in it, I just decided to camp out inside and knit and watch old movies. (You guys remember I am a slowww knitter right? I haven't figured out the two handed stranding method, but I hope to get there with this design.) I have gotten through the corrugated ribbing, and it is quite pretty. I am not thrilled with the Osprey color, it is so close to Moorland, that you almost can't see the difference. I asked my hubby last night if these colors were too masculine for me to wear, and you should have seen his face! What?? There are masculine colors in your sweater? Oh, well. I hope I haven't made a boo-boo with this leap of faith in the colors being used in this design. Let me know what you think, will you please? This first shot is without flash or direct sunlight:


This shot has direct sunlight coming in from the back patio windows:




I am now on the set up row for the design itself, and I am still struggling on whether to center on the diamond part of the design or to just go with the design as is. Any thoughts on this is appreciated too. (Remember this design is in Simply Shetland 2.) Hope you all have a good week - I am now off to figure out how the %&$% I lost all my bookmarks! Oh boy. I'm going to a Mac next time!

7 comments:

Denise said...

June, I think Kai looks lovely! I like the colors.

AnneB said...

The colors for Kai do NOT look masculine at all. They sure shine in the sun. Most colors for FIs are in close color runs especially for background. Liked your blog.

Joanne said...

I like the colors a lot--and I think you're just concerned about the colors because you might not wear these shades so often? Two handed knitting is just the best! Hopefully you'll work out your initial difficulties with this project. I too enjoyed the snow and time inside. It was restful to just have the time off!

PS: Are we back to muddy paws weather now or what? Way too many pawprints in my back hall, let me tell you...

vanessa said...

june, i looked at the photos before i read your text. i love the kai colors and your snow photo!

Angela said...

Loving the colours and I would centre the diamond (but I am maybe a bit compulsive about those kind of things).

Peggy said...

That is absolutely beautiful!!!! Colors I would wear and the backside looks so nice. (Of the knitting) You'll have to show me this two handed stranding method, not sure I've ever seen it. Oh and my son, Jordan (somewhat of a computer nerd, it is his business) swears by Macs.

Melanie said...

I think the sweater looks lovely and the colours are really nice. I'm with Ang, I would centre the diamond, but then I'm quite compulsive about symmetry.