I have a question for you all.
Normally, I roll my eyes whenever I stumble over this online … Questions like “Hey folks, I really want to knit my first patternd pair of socks. What should I knit?” (Dunno. PICK ONE!)
Well, now you can expect me to be suitably humbled (… for a little while) … Because I am asking for opinions.
You see, I have wanted to knit Nurmilintu for a very long time. It is a beautiful design, lace and garter stitch, it’s knit with sock yarn … Everything comes together. Since I had bought this wonderful sock yarn above (ages ago. Must have been when I had finished my M.A. thesis), I had always hesitated to knit socks with it, bcause I thought that socks were “not good enough”. Nurmilintu seemed to be a good match.
Since I didn’t have something to turn in for the HPKCHC September term and October term won’t start until Thursday (now THAT is a surprise!) … I cast on for Nurmilintu last night (because I somehow wasn’t in the mood to pick up the stitches for the second sleeve of Amiga. I will never get this sweater done …). After knitting happily away for a bit, I started to wonder whether this yarn is really so great for Nurmilintu. I told myself to wait until I had finished the first lace repeat and stall all doubts until then. The first lace repeat starts when you have 79 sts on the needles. I am at 48.
Now, I knew that this project would be bright and have a lot of bright green. Most of my sweaters are grey, brown and dark green (or black. I only own white tank tops). I’ve got brown eyes and brown hair. I think the shawl matches with grey, but I’m not sure about the brown and dark green …
…. Any thoughts?
P.S.: The yarn is Trekking Maxima in the colourway 920. Click here to see ravelry projects with it …