Yesterday when I decided to work on the Temperature Cowl, I grabbed an empty tote and went over to the sewing room. I had in mind what I wanted to use – Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. I was thinking of using that because I have so much of it. I dug and found plenty of colors to use, and added a bit of Hedgehog Skinny Singles and some Dream in Color Jilly . . all single ply yarns. I walked back into the house with a bag full of yarn. I sat down and started knitting and realized single ply was not the best choice for color work – not because it’s single ply but because there’s thick and thin spots (by design) in the yarn.
I went back to the sewing room and dug through all my fingering weight yarn and decided to use some of the same yarns I’m using in the Temperature Timepiece but also use Madelinetosh Twist Light.
I came back to the house with another bag of yarn.
Vince, kinda afraid of what I was working so hard on, said “How many skeins do you need?” I said “22”. He said “22 skeins of yarn!” I explained that I wasn’t going to use all of each skein but I needed 22 colors.
Then I sat down and planned out the colors for the highs and the colors for the lows. There are two different charts – one for the highs and one for the lows, which is different from how I’m doing the Timepiece.
It may or may not work out as I’ve planned but I’ve had fun planning it.