Saturday, June 12, 2010

Knitting Challenge: Color

The situation: An enormous stash of yarn and general boredom with knitting.

The challenge: To knit with a color that I don't particularly like, a color that makes me uncomfortable.

The purpose: To renew my enthusiasm and breath fresh life in to my knitting practice by trying something different.

The added benefit: Using up yarn in my stash that might otherwise languish for years.

The choices: An array of yarn in colors that I normally wouldn't touch, purchased long ago for reasons now forgotten.

The selection: Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Organic Cotton in bright red. (Note: my issue is with the color, not with this brand of soft and lovely yarn.)


The outcome: A diagonal dish cloth that, to my surprise, I enjoyed knitting very much.

The unexpected benefit: So much enjoyment knitting the first one that I created a second, smaller cloth in white with a red crocheted border.

The next challenge: Knitting an item from a new pattern that I have never tried before.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

NICE! And for the record, I love that bright red. Today, I love anything bright because the sun is shining (hurray!) and the sky is BRIGHT blue!

Theresa said...

Well, I love that color! I even love the basket of yarn in various colors! I love it all! Yes, you are so talented! Someday I will try this myself. Problem with me is that I can't sit still long enough:) Have a blessed weekend my friend! HUGS!

stringsofpurls said...

I love the dishcloth! The edging is lovely. Sometimes a simple project can be so satisfying!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You are a good girl for using up what you already have. I NEED to do that with all my Paper and embellishments. I think I have a small "store" in my basement!
The potholder is a great color.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Erin Wallace said...

These colors are WONDERFUL! We tend to fall into color pits and use the same ones over and over. I like that you are challanging yourself. And I LOVE that knit stitch! Super work!

xo Erin

Permission to Unwind said...

This is a fabulous idea! I love that you are challenging yourself. I tend to do my best work when I set little goals or challenges that make me step out of my comfort zone. Go you!

Jane said...

I love the challenge - and the result!

Dogwood said...

You are an amazing lady. Love the washcloth with the sweet floral print under it. Red is not my favorite color but I am slowly using it more in my crafting.

Enjoy this beautiful CA sunny day.

Hugs to you...

PunkiePie said...

I LOVE that color! Love it!! It's just so bright and cheery!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun challenge. And those washcloths are beautiful! I love the one with the crocheted edge!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Great challenge! I should try that.
The dish cloths turned out wonderful. I love the cheery red.

Kimberly :-)

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Good challenge...me, I love red but that green one...not my favorite. But I love your dishcloths and glad it brought back your knitting 'happy'.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I love the white one with the red trim!
I hope you have been well Stacy! (I also hope you find the random comments I just left on some past posts...)
Happy summertime!
Renee :)