My latest spinning and knitting project is done. After a couple of months of working on this merino/silk lace weight fiber, I get to finally wear it. Every photo I took could not capture the variations of red in the scarf. I have been loving the color red lately, and noticed that it looks great with taupe and greys, which I wear a lot of. And since a scarf is a small sash of color, I can muster up the courage to wear it.
As I mentioned a couple of posts back, my hand spun merino/silk yarn is a lace weight 2 ply, approximately 320 yards. The pattern is a simple linen stitch over 46 stitches with a #8 needle to make it loose and drapey. I created a 2″ twisted fringe to finish off the ends.
It is a very simple design I know. And that is what I love about it. Simple knits are unpretentious and I find them very wearable.
Along with my scarf, I have been dreaming of other lovely red wools, hooking them into a new rug design.
Red is everywhere. I really need this splash of color to enliven the grayness of winter.
Have you noticed that red longs for green? They are color complements, and can beautify one another.
I love hooking backgrounds. I have a fascination for them. They are “negative space”, the secondary shapes that are created by the motifs. They are lovely in and of themselves. At least that is how I view them. And so I enjoy hooking them in lovely soft-focus dances of color. As you can see I have hooked my background before most of the motifs are completed. I love to do that, as it sets the stage for other colors.
How are you spending your winter hours? I hope that you are making time to dream and create in color.
Maybe you too might enjoy a little red today, Karen
PS: If you need some new soft formulas to dye some wool, I have just listed my Vintage Colors Dye Book and Swatch Set in my etsy shop. See them by clicking HERE.