Feb 20, 2007

All about the Classic



Greetings, all. I'm Cher, blogging at The Amazing Adventures of Tom & Bel (or on my own server when it's up).
I've got a fair amount of knitting and design experience, and have really stepped it up in the last few months for work.

I'm excited to participate in the Create Along because it's been a while since I created something just for me - my recent knitting has all been on deadline and to specifications that were not of my choosing. I don't regret any of that, certainly, but it will be exciting to 'free associate' in yarn.

Since every project needs some boundaries, however, my point of entry for this project is color. I absolutely love color --I read about it (Deb Menz' Color Works: incredible!), think about cool combinations of it and use it frequently in my work. But my personal wardrobe? A sea of solids. So I am challenging myself to get over my self-imposed addiction to monochrome knitting.
What better way than to work with the incredible array of color choices available in Cotton Classic? The picture above is of a few skeins that have been loitering in my stash, waiting for inspiration to strike.
Because I am Bigger Than a Breadbox (TM), I'll have to make some time to score enough skeins to make something Woman Sized. Should be fun.

8 comments:

Marnie said...

Welcome Cher and what beautiful color choices. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm like you, I tend to wear mostly solids and it's hard for me to think in terms of color, especially in terms of many colors at once.

Knittah said...

You. Work. At. KnitPicks. Score!

Julia said...

Welcome Cher! We're so glad to have you. I'm particularly psyched because I, too, think in monochromatic terms and it is good to break out of the box, or the bread box, as it were. :)

Joanna said...

I love your color palette, and I can't wait to see how you incorporate the different colors into one project.

Emily said...

I'm confused. Do you live in Minneapolis or Oregon? (Your personal description on the left of your blog says Minneapolis, but from your posts it sounds like you moved to Oregon.) Also, I thought KnitPicks was in Grove City, Ohio...

Cher said...

Hey Emily,
Whoops. I lived in Minneapolis, but moved to Portland 5 months ago. (Gotta update that profile!)

The KP warehouse is in Ohio, but the head office is in Vancouver, WA.

Emily said...

Thanks for clearing that up. I like to know where people are coming from when I get to know them.

EDNA HART said...

I love your colors and I love this yarn--I look forward to your journey.