Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Leaves and Colors


I have been parenting solo since Friday, so, not much time for knitting or reading this week. But I met with the webcomic Namesake a few days ago, and ... well, that consumed my life for a few days. Now I'm caught up and have to wait for each page like a normal person. If you like fairy-tales, fanasy, and stories that are very meta ... you should read it. :) (Also if you like Oz. And super cute, not too sappy romance.)

I also recently read Eleanor & Park, which was ... okay. I really liked the beginning, which I thought was very original; not so much the second half. 

I've knit a few more leaves for Michael's blanket. Number 48 is on the needles out of 110, according to the pattern. I might stop at 100, depending on how big it is. (Although when you've come that far and only have ten left, I guess you might as well keep going!) 

My original idea was to stick only to leaf colors--green, brown, orange, red, yellow, plus some blue for the sky peaking through the leaves. But I'm wondering if maybe I should branch out? Maybe try some teal or some other jewel tone? I'm not sure. What do you think? I don't want it to look too "scrappy" ... perhaps I should buy more yarn in some of the colors I already have to keep it unified? 

A skein of teal?
Linking up with Ginny.

11 comments:

  1. I love what you have done so far!!! I love the skein in last picture - I think it depends on what you want to accomplish so I am not sure about adding or not adding (I don't remember if I saw a pattern for this). But the leaves are lovely and I am sure whatever you do with it will be quite pleasing and beautiful!!!

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    1. This is the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/family-tree-afghan :)

      So, it just occurred to me to count, and there are six colors in the original pattern. I kind of like how the original afghan looks, so that's probably a good thing to keep in mind!

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  2. I love the leaves, great selection of colours. I really want to see the finished one, looks like an interesting idea! :)

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  3. Your question about adding or not adding colours is a very hard one... I like the rather natural and somewhat dusty colours you have chosen so far. But if you stay in this 'muted' realm I think some colours outside the leaf spectrum would be lovely too. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished blanket one day!

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  4. I am intrigued to see this blanket. I love all the colours you have chosen so far. I think there are enough different shades in there; a good variety, but not too scrappy looking. They are gorgeous colours.

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  5. Namesake!!!! Ah!!!! Yay!!! It's pretty much worth it to buy the paper editions- jst to save time down the road =D

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  6. Namesake!!!! Ah!!!! Yay!!! It's pretty much worth it to buy the paper editions- jst to save time down the road =D

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  7. I'm useless at decisions!! I love the colours you have so far, but also love the new skein, which looks great with the rest.

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  8. whatever you do it will look fantastic! either way would be great :)

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  9. Ooh, this is so pretty! I'm sorry you didn't like Eleanor & Park. I love that it was such a quick read. Satisfying. And it definitely made me laugh, although her use of the Lord's name in vain was very over-done.

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  10. Seriously I can't wait for this to be finished! I love seeing the color combinations :)

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