Saturday, March 15, 2008

Monica Rocks

I fell in love with this gorgeous STR colourway at Stitches West and knew it had to be made into something pretty for Gracie. That girl is going to be spoiled with handknits:-)

The colour is called "Mist" and has the most beautiful combination of pinks and a really pretty pale, almost mauve-y gray.Pictures of the skein before and after winding. Couldn't you just squish it and stare at it all day? No? Well, I could.
I didn't think the colours needed to be made into something with a fancy pattern - they'd be just pretty in a plain stockinette stitch. So I decided on Knitty's Monica. If I don't have enough of this yarn to do a matching ruffle, then I will get some contrasting - maybe in darker pinks (all suggestions welcome). Here is the stockinette from a distance.....

and close up......


I enjoyed working with the STR for the Baby Surprise Jacket so much, that I couldn't wait to start this project too. I officially have fallen heavily for Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Now I understand Irishgirlie's addiction ;-)

4 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Yes...another addict :) Isn't mist gorgeous! Its one of my favorite colors in my new blanket! Well, that will give you ideas for colors that go nicely with Mist if you need it for accents! Or Bleck...wouldn't bleck be perfect!!! And Purlescence has some in heavyweight too...wait, stop the enabling!

Okay, so glad you are enjoying the heavyweight!! And yes, Gracie is going to have the cutest handknits around!

Zonda said...

Hehe..she's passed the torch on huh! ;) It is a gorgeous colorway and is knitting up beautifully!

Bezzie said...

Very pretty!! It's like a virus or a crack addiction....

cpurl17 said...

Oooh so pretty how it knits up!