Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I Feel a Scarf Coming On.. Part Two
Since I have been eyeing the ball shown in the previous post all week and wanting to use it, I dug around in my scarf yarn basket and picked out some possible companion yarns. I put them all together, moved them around, twisted a few strands together and selected the group that made me happiest.
The skein of multi-colored sari silk on the right got ruled out, because it might overtake the piece. The rayon is so nice, that I wanted it to be seen. The ball of blue bamboo on the left got ruled out because it was brighter than I wanted. This scarf was going to be subtle, I decided, like the sky is at dusk or dawn when blues, pinks and lavendars fade into one another.
This left two colors of bamboo, gray and mauve. Blue-gray silk. Dusty rose cotton chenille. And Robin's handpainted rayon rickrack, or rather, boucle, as she calls it.
Tomorrow you can see what the yarns look like on the loom...