I’ll start with the Yes!
This is Edie, almost halfway through the body. The colors are most definitely outside my comfort zone, but it is fun to see how they play together in the knitting. Apparently, I’m also getting
lazy a lot more relaxed about swatching. When I blocked the swatch (knit on 4’s), it shrunk. So I cast on with 6’s…fingers crossed!
The No! is True Colors.
I love the pattern. I love the yarn. I do not like them together. The reality of the design in anything more than two colors is ends. and it’s not just weaving them in. It’s also making sure the tension at the beginning and end of each color is right. I’ve decided the pattern needs a sticky yarn and I’m playing around with my little stash of Kidsilk Haze to find a color combo I like. I’ve decided the yarn needs a multi-colored pattern that lets you carry the colors. Maybe Color Affection? stay tuned!
The Maybe! is Calyx.
With Lydia’s help, I did find a “goes with dark blue and white jeans” color of Berroco Remix in Beaufort (the actual color is little lighter than the almost-dry swatch on the right). This morning I swatched. First with 7’s (right) and then with 6’s (left). One questionable gauge project is apparently as much excitement as I can handle! The pattern suggests 6-10″ of positive ease, so I’m not too worried about stitch gauge. But Elizabeth has a whole paragraph about Row Gauge Considerations in the notes. I don’t want to calculate a bunch of adjustments, so I’m hoping one of those swatches nails it. We’ll see!
Balise is still in its project bag. Yes I’m going to knit it. No I haven’t started yet. and Maybe it will be ready for Memorial Day 😉.
What’s a Yes! in your world right now?