Jan 28, 2010

Decisions, decisions

Last night was the information session on the International Baccalaureate program at DQ's school. As a rising 9th grader it's apparently time for us to start making decisions about what type of diploma she wants to work towards. It comes as a surprise to us both.

I'm also making other very important decisions.. like what to knit for the Ravelympics and what team to compete on. I actually know exactly what my Ravelympics project will be - stranded mittens. This was a goal of mine for 2010 so it's the perfect challenge and after much consiceration, I've already found a pattern. Yay! I'll be making a pair of Ruba'iyat Mittens in one of the following combinations of yarn.

DSC_0985The first possibility is Araucania Ranco Multi in Copper Glow with some black KP Essential in Soot. I think that the high degree of contrast would make the pattern pop but would it pop too much?

DSC_0989The other possibility is to pair the same Araucania with some Louet Gems in a color thats very close to some of the tones in the vari. On the one hand, the difference between the yarns isn't nearly as pronounced so the yarns are softer together. On the other hand, I think that in places the 2 yarns may blend and I could lose pattern definition.

Fortunately I still have a few weeks to decide which way to go. What do you think? I can also use the time to ponder which team -if any - I should join.


Carole Knits said...

Those are great mittens and a perfect project for the Knitting Olympics. Are you sure you want to use a variegated yarn, though? I'm not sure it will look as nice as a solid color.

Jan said...

After looking at the beautiful mitts on Ravelry, I think both of your combos would be pretty.

Swatch! That is allowed before the Knitting Olympics start, and would give you a good idea of which way you want to go.

Sarah said...

My vote is for the greater degree of contrast.