Friday, October 15, 2010

Of Patterns And Pumpkins

The last few days have been a whirl of pattern ideas.  Mixing and matching yarn to pattern.  Some combinations work, some don't.  I don't want the pattern to get lost in the yarn and vice versa.  It's always a balancing act.

For starters I have this new project on the needles.

This is Yvaine (Ravelry link).  I needed a project that was simple but not completely mindless.  A traveling companion.

I needed a pattern that wouldn't detract from the yarn, something that wasn't too busy.  Yvaine is simple stockinette with a few rows of seed stitch thrown in for texture.  It fits the bill.  

The yarn is Dirty Water DyeWorks Bertha, colorway Seaweed.  Bertha is a blend of 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon.  It's deliciously soft for next-to-skin wear.

I have a short list of projects that I'm anxious to start, and Yvaine will soon have to share my time with another.  I'm just waiting for the yarn to dry.

In the midst of my pattern search I stumbled across these oak leaves. Be sure to check the sidebar for more ideas.  The acorn gnomes are particularly cute.  I haven't made any of these yet, but I'm tempted. Even though these are wee little projects, I know they could easily consume all of my time.

I saw this sign on a recent trip to the orchard, and it made me smile.

Remember to be considerate of pumpkins.  Until you carve them.

My color inspiration for the week is no surpise.

Pumpkin goodness.