Friday, November 7, 2014

Of a Different Stripe


So Little Bird still needs a bath, but when I went to take photos of my newly striped Suki, they were sitting next to each other on the table and it was sort of amazing to see how different they are, even though they're both grey + warm hue striped shawlettes.

This one of the things I love so much about yarn: the ability to tell completely different stories based on choices about color and texture.

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Little Bird is exactly like she sounds: petite and delicate, the colors slightly blurred, like the grainy-soft color of a sparrow's wing. I had never thought of Tosh Merino Light as a rustic yarn before, but in many ways it is: the fabric it creates is gently uneven - almost pebbled - even though the yarn itself has a smooth, luminous core.

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Suki, on the other hand, is all sophistication. There is a softness, yes; but it's a different animal entirely. Though there's depth and texture to the color, it's the polished kind: it's a purebred stallion to Little Bird's wild wing. It's classic, perfectly balanced in its simplicity and luxury - which is usually not quite my style, but I'm enjoying myself so damn much that I don't care.

Happy Friday, friends!

1 comment:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

You've nailed it! So similar, so different. Me, I'm partial to the harder stripe with the contrasty dark and light. So architectural. Lovely.