Thursday, 2 June 2011

More matching

More matching
Remember when I discovered I matched the curtains at work not too long ago? (Blog post here.) Well, I've just spotted a future possibility to match a silk-screen print at home! What next? Knitting a pair of green striped trousers to match the sofa, perhaps?

Thanks for lovely comments on my previous post! I'm so childish it makes me especially happy to read positive words about Siri Derkert: her art means so much to me I almost take praise for her personally!

WonderMike: yes, it would be wonderful living closer to you. But why don't you come up and see me some time? ;-)

Rod: ha ha - well, I actually gained 12 kilos (26½ pounds) but have lost half of it, not planning to lose any more.

Ann: thanks! Well, the difference in gauge makes quite a difference. I use 3 mm needles (US 2½) for both projects, but in this one I get 22 stitches/10 cm (4 in) and 37 in the twined project!

Edited to add: better photo of the print here. Thanks Annie for pointing it out!


Annie said...

I'm straining my eyes trying to see that print! Looks like it has the same lovely muted, earthy colours as your sweater.

I'm less convinced by the thought of green striped knitted trousers, she types with a smile :)

On a serious note, it's a fascinating thought that our colour choices may be subliminally affected by our environment.

fluffbuff said...

Nah, I don't believe you put on that many kilos… you're just fishing for compliments. ;)

Love the knitting, as usual. I wish I could knit as fast as you do.

Annie said...

Thank you so much for the link to the full image of the print ... that is just beautiful. I am slowly building a collection of Bernhard Vogel prints ... I'm just looking at my favourite of Cracow and can definitely see inspiration for some colour knitting :)

Annegret said...

It is crazy how everthing matches. How about a striped knitted vest? Did you ever knit a vest? I really like your wonderful sweaters. Unfortunately I am a beginner.

Anonymous said...

Gee, you are making lovely progress. And I guess you are taking "blending into the background" to new levels. In my little book of yarn gauges, every Fair Isle Sweater I have done has had a different gauge. Yours always seem to be right on.
Ron in Mexico

Kyle Kunnecke said...

I love that little print... and your knitting (as always) - miss you and agree with Wondermike... come to San Francisco for a bit... visit with us... knit and give us another lesson on twined knitting!


Ann said...

I'm looking forward to see the green striped trousers ;-)
Yes, I know what you mean, but I found it funny, that you shift from twined knitting to Fair Isle to knit something easier!
From one difficult technique to another. It says a lot about your knitting skills :-)

Anonymous said...

That's pretty funny! Hard to know which direction the influence goes in, sometimes. Like Ann, I look forward to the knitted green striped trousers. (My father once told me that when he was a boy his mother CROCHETED him a suit. He went for a walk over the Golden Gate Bridge, took it off, and threw it over the edge!)

Vince_france said...

I'm extremly jealous... Where do you find the time to spend for all your gorgeous knitting ?
This two last patterns (Moorish & Twined) are amazing :D