off first chance you get to your LYS to buy yet more yarn--but that's what I did this morning. I discovered that the nice gold Ella Rae, which I used in the "Pink Lemonade" colourway of my Diamanda Mitt, was all
used up, and I really needed gold.
What these examples have in common is lush flowing foliage portrayed in glowing, jewel tones against a dark background. I love the sage greens and rich blues along with the red and gold accents. I love the "busy-ness" of the style.
So, here's my challenge. I want to design mittens in worsted weight wool. That means that the S/M size will have only 21 stitches across the back of the hand and 21 stitches for the palm. If I were designing a mitten in fingering weight, then I'd have a lot more stitches to work with. I've been experimenting with charts, coming up with a way of creating the impression of lush foliage in soft greens and vivid blues against a black background. So far so good, but you'll just have to wait a while for the finished product.
P.S. Stay safe if you're in the path of Sandy. There are supposed to be 5-metre waves on Lake Ontario tonight. I'm listening to Dick Francis's "Second Wind", a mystery involving an attempt to fly through a hurricane. Appropriate, eh?