Monday, April 28, 2014

Loop-de-loop

Here we go loop de loop, here we go loop de li.........all on a Saturday night!! Well actually, it has been most nights that I have been sitting in front of the fire (yes it is a wee bit chilly), knitting a merry tune of pattern, texture and prismatic, rainbow-filled colour. Yes indeedy, loop by loop, stitch by stitch, row by row, pattern by pattern.....my playful jumper of many colours is slowly knitting up to what seems to be a medley of luscious pattern and chromaticity.
 
I have been merrily knitting, loop-de-loopying  the sleeves of my whimsical jumper.......BUT.........there has been a li'l unravelling. Deary, deary me, I just keep making boo boos.







But not to be deterred, I have continued to knit my sleeves. One sleeve is finished using a potpourri of colours and patterns.
 
I have knitted a slew of stitch patterns.....basket weave, cable, garter stitch, moss slip stitch and slip stitch pinstripes.
 

With one sleeve knitted, the second sleeve (with a li'l fixer-uppering of my li'l boo boo) is shimmying along in a rhythmical dance. Again, I wanted to introduce a li'l zest of colour, a little 'get-up-and-go'. I cannot think of a zestier colour than the colour orange. Yes indeedy, I do believe with the bringing together of orange and pink, my sleeve now has a vibrant piquancy. WHAMMO!! I love it. Now I am not a gal who goes stark raving mad for the colour orange but I must admit that the marrying of pink and orange is a match made in heaven.
 
Now, are not these photos just filled with a colouration of luscious zing; a dash of pep and a whole lot of oomph!! Yes indeedy........love, love, LOVE, and this is from a gal whom is rather ho hum about the hue orange. I am now sitting rather comfortably on that peachy, tangerine bandwagon!!
 
The stitches knitted in the second sleeve are a 2 colour zig zag slip stitch, a 2 colour loop and a cable pattern.
 
 
Deary, deary me, this jumper is not one for chromophobes. Not to worry, as a colour saturated kinda gal, I am off to loop-de-loop some more!!
 
Happy Loop-de-Loopying!!

 
Linking up with Janine at Rainbow Hare - Wool on Sundays
  

16 comments:

  1. Oh yes - the orange is vibrantly beautiful. I love how the purple plays in the other sleeve too. Knitting in front of a fire sounds divine. We have finally had some rain! The nights are beginning to cool down and the days are finally unreliable for drying washing out on the Hills Hoist. I am loving it (though I am not loving the weeds that have suddenly started popping up!)!!

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  2. Kim this is darling and I can only dream of making something so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Oh me oh my - I am in loooove with your potpourri of colours and stitches!!! What fun!

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  4. Absolutely fabulous! The colors are so happy and fun. See, orange isn't awful...is it? The stitches that you have knitted into this jumper are nothing short of amazing. You go girlfriend!

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  5. Love the colours and patterns, a unique wonder woollen.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa! If nothing else it certainly is unique!!

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  6. Wonderful! This jumper just gets better and better! I used not to like orange but now I love that zing of sunshine it brings to things and I think it pairs beautifully with pink :)

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  7. Amazing patterns and colours. The end is in sight and I can't wait to see the finished garment. Philippa xx

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    1. Aaah...yes the end. Wish I was as hopeful as you, Philippa. The front and the yoke to go. With my propensity of making boo boos, it could be a while!! Kim xx

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  8. Kim, I am loving these colors! They are a cheerful bunch! I am definitely looking forward to seeing the finished project. But perhaps the process of making is as important as the finish. As to making boo boos..... that is what teaches us patience. What if you just gave up.... Not happening is it???? Now I shall be humming that song to myself all day......
    Beth

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    1. No Beth, I am not giving up knitting this jumper any time soon. I am a very patient and determined kinda gal!! You are so right, the journey is just as important as reaching the finishing line.

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  9. Pink and Orange is such a fabulous colour combination. It never ceases to amaze me how two sticks and some string can become such amazing items. You are a knitting genius!

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  10. I love seeing how this is coming along. It is going to be a gorgeous collage of color and pattern when it's done!

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  11. This looks like so much fun! I made a quilt once with orange, pink and yellow and it was so pretty. Now I feel like making another one...

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  12. It's a work of art Kim, a knitters' sampler in a one-of-a-kind fashion! You'll be wanting to wear to soon too.

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