Wednesday, 21 November 2012

With Needles And Tomatoes

 No, this is not about cooking and knitting at the same time. Is that even possible?? LOL!!

It is simply about a new shawlette and a color named tomato. I am very excited about this knit. The german designer Marita Behm has these technical patterns that demands some attention and again in garter stitch. 

I have knitted her Hitchhiking and I had a great time knitting it. The patterns are so well explained and I am a big fan of that.

So, when she launched the pattern for this shawlette I was on. But I had not decided the yarn. It is actually meant for stash yarn. 

Stash is no problem AT ALL!!! But I wanted a lovely yarn. I had some Madelinetosh merino light in cobalt blue in the stash. 

When a knitting friend showed me her skein of the color tomato I ordered some of that. Just the perfect color for that cobalt one. 

Complementary colors are after all my favorite color combination. I just love the colors and the knitting. This is going to be so good.

I started knitting the leaf - not the back ground color. I think it looks better and gives a nice finish. A lot of knitters has done the same so I found some help on Ravelry. You should check all the projects for this pattern - there are so many creative color combinations.

It is really fun to knit. And I can dream about summer and fresh tomatoes. Right now it is foggy and rainy as it has been for ever. At least it feels like it. 

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Madelinetosh Merino Light (Tomato and Cobalt)
Needles: 2mm
Pattern: Leftie
My Ravelry Page: Love And Tomatoes


13 comments:

  1. Ooh, that's going to be beautiful! The colours do look great together, and so summery. *sigh* Yes, summer does seem very far away now!

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  2. Gorgeous color combination, Lone! I can't wait to see it finished.

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  3. Oi, det bliver fint. Glæder mig til at se fortsættelsen. Og nej, man kan ikke stikke og lave mad samtidig. Man brænder skiværket på;)
    knus Dorte

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  4. Så spennende prosjekt! Må nok tilbake til pinnene for å bli skikkelig kreativ! Gleder meg til resten! Hilsen Synnøve

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  5. I agree, gorgeous color combination!!! This is going to be beautiful finished!! Big Hugs ;o)

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  6. I love to see what comes of your love of primaries. It is always beautiful, as this scarf will certainly be as well.

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  7. Dette blir kjempefint! Så stilig mønster og fargevalg- gleder meg til å se når du har fått det ferdig! :-)

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  8. Thank you all so very very much!!! It means the world to me!!!!!!! Hugs to you all!!!

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  9. Måtte sjekke Ravelry-linken; skikkelig kult sjal som kommer til å bli flott i blått og tomat!

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  10. Å, så fint det blir i de knæsje fargene du bruker. Tomat er en flott farge!
    Og sjal, ja de får man ALDRI nok av!!!
    Det ser virkelig spennende ut, så jeg gleder meg til å se mer av det etterhvert.

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  11. Tomatfarge er nok absolutt en av dine farger. Det er i alle fall en av de rødfargene jeg sverger til når jeg kommer over den. Spent på resten av sjalet. :)

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