This week, the knitting is creative. All those pretty colors will become a stripey sweater! Yes, I did some knitty maths and then just started knitting. We shall see how this will work out! Sadly, I think I have a bit of unraveling to do… the beige yarn is not sparking joy…what do you all think? Take it out? Honestly, I am a little scared that what is in my mind, will not be what comes off my needles. But, there is also some incredible excitement at creating something that is uniquely mine!
I managed to finish The Miniaturist just in time to watch it on PBS. Wow. What a fascinating story and this view of Amsterdam was so far removed from how I remember the city from the times that I have visited. I also had this very eerie feeling that those “religious” people all moved to West Michigan. (Ha! Okay, you think I am kidding, but I am not) All that aside, it is a fascinating story and I gave it 4-stars.
I don’t remember who put Our Souls at Night on my radar, but I loved it! Deeply! Profoundly! 5-Stars and I can’t wait to see the movie! (I am saving it for the Great Seaming Project!!)
What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky was the August selection for the PBS Book Club. Excellent writing. Thought provoking. Moving. 5-stars!
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I think it’s too soon to tell about the beige … it might be a welcome rest for the eyes given all the other colors … or it might dull them. and I’m super impressed with the knitting maths to knit a sweater without a pattern! I’m also looking forward to watching Our Souls at Night – the book was so good and I loved thinking about Jane Fonda and Robert Redford as the leads.
I love the stripes, and think the beige looks good, but that might be affected by the color you choose next. It’s only my opinion, but I’ll just say that I’m very glad you read Our Souls at Night before you saw the movie. Let me know what you think once you’ve seen it! I’m off to look for The Miniaturist!
Our Souls at Night would be on my top10 Books list and I forgot it was going to be a movie – thanks for the reminder. And how could it be Wednesday?
I think the beige might actually be okay, depending on how many other colors you have. Sometimes you need a neutral to balance things out.
I like the beige in there.
Without knowing what’s going to come, the beige seems to stick out a bit and not blend well with the others, but it could workout. Love the other colors and how they flow. I loved all Ken Haruf’s novels as they were so plain, so simple, so elegant.
I, too, like the beige. I loved the book Our Souls at Night and we just watched the movie last week and really enjoyed it.
Re: Beige yarn…what other color/s do you have in mind? Both the green and brown have – it appears – hints of an orange/rust in them from the photo? Possibility? Could you knot a swatch and test rather than frog?
As always, your book suggests are right on… I’ll be back later to add a link…
I rather like the beige as a rest for the eye. However sometimes when combining colors, some color will stick out like a sore thumb. I like Honore’s idea of knitting a wee swatch to test out the color progression. I loved Our Souls at Night but think I’ll skip the movie.
(Ha. I know for a fact you are not kidding.) 😉
And I think it’s too soon to tell about the beige. I like the way it offers contrast to the other colors, and it definitely “plays nice” in a tone-family kind of way. I’m thinking you need a bit more “real estate” there to see if it works or not. (On the other hand, I have no idea what you’re really going for in terms of look, so I think you should really just trust your instincts!) XO
(I didn’t think the Miniaturist was all that good in book-form, but it certainly looks like a beautiful show! I haven’t watched yet, but plan to.)
The beige could be a welcome neutral to frame your other colors, I’d knit some more before I decided. I liked The Miniaturist a lot and I’m looking forward to watching the show.
I like your beige yarn. It looks more grey in the picture. I think it balances the brighter colors. But I like natural colors a lot. But it’s more important that it’s something you like. It’s your creation! And you’ll be wearing it. Looks lovely!
I know you don’t like the prospect of potentially unraveling even more rows, but I really think that beige needs some time to settle into its surroundings… it might even turn out to be the thing that pulls it all together in the end. Ultimately, you need to go with your gut (but I’d still give it some time to see how it plays when there’s a bit more to judge).
Our Souls at Night also sits in my top 10 books. I’m interested in seeing the movie but have a great deal of trouble seeing the couple as Fonda and Redford. They seemed a little more ordinary to me. I’ll still watch it. Thank-you for The Miniaturist…it just moved to “next” on my listen list. Regarding the beige…I got nothing. My instinct is usually terrible!
I like the beige but if it’s not making you joyful I say rip it out then. I did not read the book in time but I will watch pbs and read the book later. I have been swamped with ‘stuff’!