Monday, March 05, 2007

Plays well with others.



I've taken a big swig of the cult kool-aid, and I am currently petting my new scarf-to-be. Chevron scarf, that is. You know the one. So, while I am rarely, if ever, described as one who plays well with others, I am attempting to rectify that characterization by jumping on the bandwagon joining the KAL (Flickr group) for the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.



Now, the question remains: will these two play well together? Opinions?? I am dying to hear your opinions. Me, well, I'm hopeful... but doubtful. The image above makes me hopeful. Great contrast between the red, green, and orange of the one against the brown of the other. The image below makes me doubtful. Too much brown--both colorways are full of brown. There will be a lot of brown in this scarf. And the colors of each are lightish, rather than one dark colorway and one light, contrasting one. Still... the aquas, oranges, reds, and pinks all go well together.



We shall see. But not before I get one last thing off of my chest. Did the Blue Moon people jamb their colorway-naming apparatus?! The names of the new colorways? Hrm. Foofaraw? I bought a colorway called FOOFARAW?!? What, pray tell, is a foofaraw? No foofaraws allowed on this blog, I'm afraid. I'm just not comfortable with that designation at all. It's just a tinge too weird and abstract for me.



And so, I am ready to commence my Lucy Loves Foofaraw Schroeder Scarf. And darn it, Schroeder better love her back, this time.

Stay tuned for an FO, next! FO hint here.

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38 Comments:

Blogger Carson said...

What's the name of the other colourway? is it 'lucy' or 'downpour'?
just out of idle curiosity.
and yes i know..the name thing..foofaraw, foofoo, feefee la bum bum...i think they were on a tight cataloguing deadline with those..sounds like the sort of idea you have at 2.30 am

10:34 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

I think it'll work... can't wait to see it (and I sure hope it works)! :)

10:52 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Would your next FO be the monkey socks? Love that picture by the way... the eyes are amazing. You are on a sock spree arn't you? I love all the yarn your showing us. Have fun knitting it all!

11:20 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

Hmmm...what could that FO be?

Can I tell you I am also doubtful? ...yet hopeful. Please make me believe. :D

12:04 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

I was just actually eyeing two colorways to make a Chevron scarf so I can be a joiner too ;) Although the colorways I am looking at are very different from yours, I'm having a similar doubtful yet hopeful thing with mine b/c of the browns in both yarn. It's worth a try.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I think the colors could go well together. I guess there is only one way to find out. I am trying to resist that bandwagon. You are not helping! It is a cool scarf.

I'm guessing the FO is the monkey socks! Yay!

12:39 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

The more I see the Chevron scarf, the more I want to knit it too. Yours will be beautiful!

1:59 AM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

I guess you were part of YarnMonkey's Knit Off? Or...you made the Monkey socks?
Suspenseful.
I love those colourways - they might just be alright together.
I truly hope Schroeder loves Lucy back this time!

2:52 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Those look like they're going to make a good scarf. I think the browns are different enough to make it work.

Monkeys you say? :)

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Beth said...

I've also been eyeing the Chevron scarf now that I've seen so many beautiful examples. And now that STR is everywhere I look, I'm also going to have to break down and get some.... can... not... resist!

6:21 AM  
Blogger threedogknits said...

foofaraw \FOO-fuh-raw\, noun:
1. Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
2. A fuss over a matter of little importance.

Thanks goodness for my Word of the Day email! Although that colorway is a lot of fun, I can think of several color combinations that could be considered more...foofarawy (?!).

I'm so tempted to jump on the chevron scarf train - everyone's are so gorgeous!

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

That color name must have been the result of a looong naming session--by the end of such meetings, you'll use anything that seems remotely 'good.'

as for the combo--looking at them in the skein i was incredibly skeptical, but once they got balled up i could see how it might work. you'll never know until you try!

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

lol foo foo whatever it was much have been a result of too much dyeing and skeining in one session mixed in with alot of giddyness!
Can't wait to see how your Chevron goes, knit girl knit!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous grumperina said...

Like you, I was a bit doubtful at first... but looking at the two skeins of yarn wound into balls, I think it will work!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Foofaraw? You know, a hubbub! A hullabaloo!

It's a great word, but a lame colorway name.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I think it'll work too, but what I'd do is try to start holding them together so that the more colorful sections of Foo....err, Schroeder (a much better name, I agree) are sitting next to the tan sections of Lucy, even if that means starting a little bit of the way into the ball. No guarantee that you can keep them that way, but you could at least start out like that and see what happens.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Moe said...

I agree - once I saw them in balls - it looks like it will work (good suggestion from Ashley). Perhaps a swatch is in order?

8:57 AM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

i think those colors should work too! i thought maybe that name came from when someone sneezed or something... good to know it's actually a word in the dictionary!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

in the skeins, I was doubtful - but once you wound it into balls, it looks better. my concern is the same as yours - the browns in both of them....but, i guess a swatch or just starting the scarf will tell if it'll work!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

There's no way to know, but to try it out. How did you wind your hanks of yarn?

9:29 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

By the way, did you see this one on Flickr? Lots of browns in both those skeins, looks like, and I think it's beautiful.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I'm impressed with how Schroeder looks all yarn-caked up. The colors didn't make as much sense in the skein (to me), but they look great all blended together.

I made some socks out of Lucy, and I was surprised at how much brown there is in the colorway. I suppose my eyes just jumped to the blue when I considered it in the skein :)

10:08 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

hahaha, foofaraw. i love that word. yeah, i think that those two colorways will be great compliments to each other! what fun!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Laura B said...

I'm so bad with matching colors. I have no clue! I think they'll work together... can't wait to see how they look!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I think it will work. It all depends on the proximity of the browns but then again they are so different....

Great FO hint! ;)

10:31 AM  
Anonymous seedless grape said...

Oooh! Beautiful colors. I hope it works. Can't wait to see progress!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous brooke said...

I think the colors will work after seeing them wound up in balls (btw, how did you make the balls look so neat? very pretty wound up that way.)

10:55 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I think the colors will work - especially after seeing them wound into balls. Foofaraw (that is a pretty odd name for a colorway) especially looks different wound up! Plus, you'll be able to tell soon after starting your scarf. If you're not happy with it, what's the worst that can happen? you have to buy more STR?

11:15 AM  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

Heh, heh. Welcome to the club! Those colors are lovely. The two I'm using have some bits in common (greens), but I think it's looking lovely. Will post pics today.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous nova said...

As many others have mentioned, I too was a smidge of a skeptic about the two colorways making nice; but I think it might work. The variations in browns look really different with the skeins wound. I hope Schroeder smacks Lucy with a big fat kiss.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

I think that the brightness of the oranges, greens, reds and blues will be a perfect balance to the browns.

I say go for it. You'll be able to tell pretty quickly whether Lucy and Schroeder are meant to be.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Desiknitter said...

I think I'm the minority voice here, but both of those look gorgeous, gorgeous to me by themselves, but am not sure about them going together. I really need to look at Blue moon more carefully, foofaraw or not, though, those shades are stunning.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

It's a fine bandwagon to be on, and you are in good company!
I think the only way to know is to swatch those two beauties. They certainly look gorgeous together in your photos!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

Yay! Another one! I'm on a yarn starvation diet or I'd be on the bandwagon, too.

I actually like the yarn name. It sounds like a small furry thing that has hidden claws and teeth. So, a kitten really. Or maybe the sound that animal would make.

"Awwww, look at the little fuzzball!"
*foofaraw*
"Eeeeee! Run!"

8:13 PM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

Hmm, I'm not sure. I'm still on the fence. I love the colors--it all depends on where/how the browns meet. I say give it a try--at least you will find out if you like them together pretty quickly! If you don't, I guess you'll just have to buy another colorway. Damn.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

I think you've got a match - the wound balls look like the right sort of opposites to work out together. Can't wait to see! I've been lusting after the chevron scarf too - if Houston wasn't on the verge of summer I might go for it. Sigh. Maybe next year....

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I am dying to see how they look together. I think they have the potential to be really stunning. I can't wait...

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Ok, that's it - I'm ordering my yarn...

4:24 PM  

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