Crazy Cool or Just Plain Crazy

I have a new cardigan on the needles. This is Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier; the yarn is Plymouth Yarn Tweed (discontinued). The idea to match yarn and pattern came to me in mid-December, right when I was working on Christmas and birthday gifts. After the idea marinated for a couple weeks I was still anxious to cast on, so cast on I did…

Rainbow Harvest Moon

Rainbow Harvest Moon

Rainbow Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, 3 colors

Rainbow Harvest Moon

When I had finished the 3rd color I had my doubts. I thought the stripes were too bold and your eye would get stuck in one place. After putting it on my dressmaking form for a day and running my thoughts past Anne, I came back to it and liked how it looked. Knitting continued to the point you see now. With each new color it looks a bit different. So far I like it more and more, but I’m not going to lie – it’s the kind of thing that will either be brilliant or hideous in the end, and which one may all depend on the eye of the beholder.

2 Responses to “Crazy Cool or Just Plain Crazy”

  1. Anne Says:

    Could be brilliant AND hideous – but I don’t think it will. 🙂 I like to leave things to marinate on the dress form a while too. It seems to expose anything that bugs me more than looking at it flat, and I can look at several times or more to let it hit my subconscious for a while. Personally… I think this is going to be very fun and really awesome to wear.

  2. Bev Says:

    Toby the sweater looks great and I love the color progression. Now you are going to inspire me to start one. You must be my Zen Master one with the yarn.

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