Trip to the forest and back again
Well, you might have noticed that I only posted first photo of my fair isle KAL, and there’s a reason for that. We had chosen three colors and I even did the black and white test to check that the contrast should be good enough. You know the one, where you take a photo of your yarns, make it black and white and you should see one color very light and other very dark.
Well, turned out that didn’t really work.
Absolutely loved the colors but the contrast just wasn’t there, even in photos I couldn’t get it show, let alone in person. Real shame, because all the colors were really beautiful, I especially love the oatmeal base color we had.
We then had a long talk about which colors to keep and which to change. In the end we decided to change the main color and keep the contrast colors (green and orange) - this time I even did a little swatch when we were debating about whether to go with pure white or more natural white.
Even though bright white is quite striking, I find it very impractical - and natural white seemed to harmonize better with the colors. Shitty thing was that at this point I was pretty late with the KAL and of course my local yarn shop was out of the color I wanted. Managed to order some online but by the time I re-started I was a week late.
And let me tell you, looping two fair isle socks on one circular requires some moves! I did an intense weekend of knitting and then I was caught up, and in the end I finished on time. Will post more photos tomorrow