It’s always amazing to me how changing yarn or color can really change the look of something you’ve done before. Somebody wanted the Firework Mitts that I’d just finished and shown off … but they wanted them in the same color as my Blue Leaves Shawl. I looked at the computer screen funny for a moment but decided that since the yarns were ‘very’ close in thickness I could easily do it. We settled on the exact same yarn that I’d used in my shawl and I got to work.
First the yarn is super soft and squishy. I kept wanting to just sit and squeeze it because that’s what you do with yarn like that. Actually wearing the gloves is a treat because it’s so soft. Miss Kid modeled for the pictures … and then didn’t want to take them off.
Second, the yarn being one color means the detail fades back a little but I think that’s still pretty cool as it gives an awesome texture that’s a little subtle and interesting. Of course now I want to play with various other stitch patterns and see what else I could come up with to use in place of that particular stitch pattern.
I always worry when I mail something off. I’m on pins and needles until I hear back from somebody to let me know they got what I sent and it’s the right fit / color / look. The happy recipient has received them and says they fit perfectly. All is right with the world.
Speaking of the Blue Leaves Shawl, this was my most recently used Finished Object. Since the Nox Puppy was crashed out on the bed I decided she’d be a good model for pictures. Of course then when I tried to hang the shawl up afterward she wasn’t too willing to get off it; she was both laying on it and resting her head on part of it.