I know that usually I end up with a slew of patterns as part of my inspiration posts, but today I just have one pattern that's on my mind: OctoMitts
|Photo credit: SpillyJane|
SpillyJane is known for her adorable colorwork designs. She's done gnomes, flamingos, cupcakes, and all sort of fruits and vegetables. There are so many of them I would love to try. But the pattern for these just happened to be free on Ravelry on Tuesday (now it's available for $6 if you're also feeling 'inspired'). And my spoilee in that long term swap just happens to like sea creatures. So I think I might need to push my colorwork skills and try to make the fingerless version.
I'm wondering if I have enough of the Winter Night and Kenai left over from Affection-ite
to do them. That wouldn't make them quite as colorful, but still sea-faring. Or maybe one of the yarns should be Chroma, for slightly psychedelic octopuses? I have time to decide, I won't attempt to cast on until I've finished my Twist of Death
Do you do colorwork? What kinds of projects or designers do you prefer?
I haven't really done any complex colorwork yet but I adore most of SpillyJane's mittens. These in particular are great!ReplyDelete