Thursday, August 21, 2008


I have also been on a quest to find the perfect yarn for the Druid Mittens.

I started out with Jamieson and Smith Lipstick. I liked it *ok*.

Then a couple nights ago I tried Raspberry.

I so want to absolutely LOVE these when I am done but I have not found the perfect yarn/color!

In that time of half awake, half asleep, right before you really wake up, I thought about some solid Kauni yarn I have in my stash. I'm thinking it is going to be perfect! I jump out of bed and headed to the stash. Greg was like "what is going on?".

You all understand, when the creative juices flow, you gotta go with that flow!

The Lipstick was just a little too light, the Raspberry was too heathery and dark which would distract from the cables and design. I think this Kauni(in the middle) is going to be *JUST RIGHT*.

What I need to do in the future is START at the stash rather than going to yarn stores buying new yarn. I've probably got the perfect yarn for a million projects sitting right in my own home!

What is your vote? Go to the sidebar and vote on what color you like best of the three above. The left is Lipstick, center is Kauni, and right is Raspberry.

On the non-knitting portion of this poist, we are on the verge of having our siding re-done on our home. It is going to take 3-4 weeks to do this job. When the siding folks arrived Tuesday morning they were not the most organized bunch. My work organization and task completion side of me kicked in and I thought "I could really help these folks make more use out of their time and money". Uh no. Naomi, you are retired now.

Greg has been stressed out about the siding project. It took us weeks to decide what materials we wanted to use, how to use them, what color(s) did we want, etc.

Given the complexity of our project and design elements, there are many, many small design details that Greg wants *just so*. I'm thinking he has potential for becoming a side-zilla!

Although we have been having some really unseasonally cold and rainy weather here the past few days, this appeared out my window yesterday afternoon.


That's my middle name said...

Oh, there was a rainbow over my hill? (considering that is the hill I live on you see from your window...)

I think stash diving is good in this case - Kauni should be the right weight and the Lipstick Jamieson was pretty bright.

I guess I should start my mittens soon too!

Gail said...

I'm so glad you're able to find the time to blog again...each new entry truly makes my day. Good luck with the new siding! I know home-care is a huge time-suck.

I chose Raspberry for the mittens because I think it honors the Druid theme...with oncoming winter, the darker color is rich with mystery. It is subtle and complex. The others are pretty, but not complex.

So far, I vote alone. Oh well. Someone needs to stand up for the mystery and romance of Druids!