Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Colour of a carnival

I finished the knitting of the Real Gorilla Chest Vest on Monday night, and once the ends are sewn in and it's blocked I'll post photos. After I finished it I wanted to knit something fun and bright. Many of the things I have knit recently have been in natural coloured wool or dark man colours. I'm in a bit of a blah mood, although it's impossible to be too sad with the sun shining and the weather warming up. So I cast on with this:
The pattern is Cookie A's Pomotomus and the yarn was hand dyed by me. It wasn't a technical dying job, Jen had a dye day and at the end of it I painted on the left over colours on some yarn Workshop sock yarn, and got this. I love it, it is super bright but not neon, but it was a little hard to find a pattern that wasn't overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the yarn. I think this works, and if this doesn’t brighten my mood right up, nothing will.
For some reason the Kasey Chamber's song Colours of a Carnival keep going around my head and I thought it was a good name for these socks. Then I looked up the lyrics and realised that it's actually quite a sad song. Here's the chorus:
It coulda been the colour of a carnival
It coulda been the light in the dark
It coulda been the blaze of glory
That keeps us all from falling apart It coulda been better
It coulda been bigger
Everything that I need
These socks are definitely the light in the dark!

2 comments:

  1. they look great! yarn and pattern going together well! that's a great pattern, but just remember to pay attention on the foot. you know how i learn patterns, well i'd just go round and round and then forget that there's a pattern jog on the foot (so it doesn't go ALL round your foot) and have to frog back every time...

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  2. Love it - so cheerful! And a great pattern/yarn match.

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