Yellows on my mind

Posted on | July 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

My mother always warned me away from yellows, saying they brought out the sallow pallor of our Asian skin.  But I’ve always been drawn to it, in all its many shades and nuances.  I made Olivia’s coming-home Tern cardigan in Buoy, a rich golden yellow, banking on the possibility that she’d inherit my husband’s yellow-friendly complexion. Although she has my skin, I think the hue still complements her nonetheless:

I’m slowly getting back to my indie designing. My current vacation project features top-down construction, lace, and a truly delicious yarn – the Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering in Cat’s Claw, a pale and delicate yellow with just the barest whisper of its hand-dyed roots. Canopy Fingering is also the only alpaca blend yarn (50% content) that I’ve worked with that doesn’t seem to shed. I’m knitting happily away on it while my in-laws cuddle with Olivia.  This is a long overdue sweater.  I received the yarn from the great gals at Kelbourne Woolens last spring and intended to release the pattern in the fall, but the pregnancy-day job-book combo ground all my indie design plans to a virtual halt.



4 Responses to “Yellows on my mind”

  1. KarenJ
    July 13th, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    Nice to hear from you again. The baby is looking beautiful. So are the swatches. I’m glad you’re uyp and running again (or at least up on your feet). I’m constantly drawn to your designs. For me they have a kind of classic, tailored look with an elegant twist. I’ll be happy to seee more of them coming into the world. Good luck.

  2. love2stitch
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    I agree with you – the yellow cardi looks great on your little one.

    And your swatches – yummy; can’t wait to see the final result.

  3. Maryse
    July 17th, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    I don’t tend to use yellow a lot as my favorite colors are blue and pink. Yellow is very nice and it’s good that some people like it so that there is variety in our life! This little yellow cardi looks beautiful worn by Olivia (although all must look cute on her)!

  4. Angela
    July 19th, 2011 @ 6:00 am

    You are so lucky to have such a beautiful model! ;-)
    I meant to ask you what that yarn was– it was so soft, and such a lovely muted yellow.

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