Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Berry fudge sundae vs. um... a spicy sweet japanese treat?

Thanks for all the sweater-love, y'all. I continue to be massively, giddily pleased with it.

It did represent, however, a departure from my usual knit-on-the-bus-and occasionally-during-a-movie routine, and I've found myself taking a bit of a break now that it's done. This is the sum total of my knitting in the last several days, and it's causing me a bit of a dilemma:

Eunny's Endpaper Mitts, with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Blackberry and Chocolate. (mmm, blackberry and chocolate....) I love these colors but I'm not positive they work that well together for this pattern. If anything, the contrast is a bit less in real life than in this photo, and the pattern is just a leeetle bit hard to make out. On the one hand, I really do like the subtlety and the warmth, but on the other, why go to the trouble of doing colorwork at all if it's not going to be crisp and pretty?

If I were to try another color scheme, I'd probably keep the brown and replace the purple with Shibui sock yarn in Wasabi, which would be a different thing altogether. (Okay, okay, I'll say it: it would be a whole nother thing. Mark my words, friends, "nother" will be in the OED in our lifetimes. But I digress.)

What do you think? Stick with the berry fudge sundae or try something new? FYI: I'm not happy with my tension in this mitt so far, and ripping and reknitting may happen anyway... so that's no deterrent to switching colors.

7 comments:

pamela wynne said...

I'm torn, because I like both color schemes, but Shibui sock yarn is so *luscious*!! Okay, fine. I say go with the Wasabi!

Neuroknitter said...

I agree with Pamela...those mitts are gorgeous as is, but the Wasabi might offer a bit more contrast if that's what you're looking for! Stunning either way!

Macoco said...

Go for the wasabi - it sounds like you're too much on the fence with the colors as it is and the wasabi would definitely create a crisper design.

Courtney said...

Oh, I love the Wasabi and agree that there is little point in doing color work if you have little contrast. The blackberry would be great for socks.

knittingphilistine said...

Wasabi, wasabi! (Although I hate real wasabi with a passion, so it feels strange to be avering for it so forcefully). Wasabi!

Katie said...

As the future wearers of these mitts, my wrists cry: Wasabi!

Specs said...

Definitely go with the wasabi! The original colors do look fabulous together, but maybe they need to be used in a project that calls for larger blocks of color.

Still, those are some delicious lookin' mittens you've got there.