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Archive for May 15th, 2004

Chilly Spring Morning

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

It did finally cool off with the wind and rain yesterday. Right now it is 48 degrees and we expect only a high of 58F today. The good news is that in the five-day forecast, there is only Monday night and Tuesday with a chance of thunderstorms. Last week I checked the forecast and every single day *and* night was chance of rain at best.

Today is supposed to be the only really cool day, and I will be indoors most of it anyway. It could be worse.

In knitting content, I’m making a pair of sox for my swap partner in the Mid-Michigan Knitting Guild. I’m doing stranded colorwork on part of the sock. I wanted solid color with a variegated for the second strand. It’s harder than I thought.

I picked a soft purple (Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino) for the sock, and it has so much gray in it that it just looked totally wrong with the first contrast color I picked. The contrast looked garish because it was not muted at all, no gray at all. It was a Koigu, which also was more textured than the cashmerino.

Now I am using a Lorna’s Laces sock yarn. The colors are gorgeous and muted as with the purple, but not as much contrast. The texture is much closer to that of the first yarn. It makes for sort of a watercolor disappearing-motif look, but overall it looks much better. After doing polymer clay for years, I really like good, solid contrast. However, in this case I think this watercolor look will be lovely. Different for me, but that is good to stretch a bit.