The Beekeeper’s Quilt continues to enchant me. (I’m at 40 puffs as of today, about 2 months in.)
One of the excellent elements of this project is that I can pick a different yarn for each puff. I can knit several in a row that are exactly the same, I can make widely different puffs, or – as I have been doing lately – I can explore the subtle color variations that result from combining different yarns.
It started with this puff, a double strand of some brand of kid seta; while very soft and fluffy, the colors were only OK. Not at all as subtle as they appeared in the skein.
Next I knit a puff with two strands of kid silk from Habu. Mmmmm. I couldn’t stop thinking about hot cocoa the entire time I was knitting.
I wondered what those two colors might look like together. So I knit one.
I liked this so much better than the original!
I liked it quite a bit, but that kid seta was sitting on the back of the couch while I was knitting it and I couldn’t stop wondering what they would look like together.
Turns out, they look AWESOME together:
This reminds me of snorkeling in the turquoise waters of Grand Cayman, over the white sands and waving fields of sea grass.
And most recently, I knit a puff using another color of Shibui’s staccato, called ‘Spring Garden’. Just lovely.
But I had a ball of solid pear-green kid seta hanging around and I was dying to find out what that combination would look like.
This has turned out to be my favorite so far.
I have so much more lace and kid/silk in my stash, I believe you will see many more of these experiments as the BKQ progresses!
What new and creative things have been surprising you lately? I’d love to hear about them.