If you came to the store this weekend, it's likely that you came away with some new colors of Madelinetosh yarn in Tosh Sock or Merino Light. It was seredipitous, really, how many of you came to the store (some of you driving as long as three hours in the wee hours of the morning!) with specific yarn in mind, only to gravitate to the back table where I was arranging color ideas for a certain scarf I want to knit. And perhaps you convinced yourself to buy one (or four) skeins for a project, when you really had no intention at all of being hooked by Madelinetosh at all. Let's just call it the Tosh Effect.
I've spent the better part of the weekend deciding on colors that I'd like to knit into the Creekbed Scarf in Merino Light. While I could go with the colors that Stephen West indicated in the pattern, I'm finding that putting together color ideas is nearly as addictive as playing Plants vs. Zombies.
Here's what I've put together.... so far. Tomorrow might broaden the obsession, as today I'm busy preparing to take Spiderman out for Halloween.
Above (first four), Merino Light in Thicket, Curiosity, Nectar and Calligraphy. Below that (second four), Victorian Gothic, Curiosity, Steam Age and Calligraphy. Calligraphy is a pale gray with a very slight blush cast and lightens any color combo without being a boring ol' neutral. Either of the above color combos would be perfect with a gray wool coat, but since I just purchased a brown coat, I'm more likely to consider one of the two combos below.
Of course, I don't have to use Merino Light at all, but instead could use Tosh Sock, as it could be a perfect sub in this pattern for a wider array of colors. If I wanted to go the jewel tone route, I could easily use the combo below, and it would definitely make a striking scarf. Below: Oxblood, Ink, Cousteau and Filigree
The project uses about 2/3 of each skein, so I'll have plenty leftover to stripe my own Basic Mitts, perhaps 6 rows each color.
Which color combo speaks to you? Or make up your own to share in the comments below!