Later that day I attended the Fluevog Knit Night.
I had my social knitting project to work on since my current design project isn't very portable. My friend was working on some complex lace and cursing herself for not having something more appropriate for social knitting. My project is relatively small so it won't last much longer.
I'm on the garter stitch short row section of this pattern:
I'm knitting it in this gorgeous yarn from a trip to Rhinebeck a few years ago.
I realized this morning while sorting my stash that the yarns I'm not happy about not using could be used for some very simple social knitting projects, either in garter or something equally simple. I started grouping for colour and I wanted to share a super simple trick for combining colours.
See this, it's Malabrigo Rios in the colour 856 Azules. They already developed a great colour palette that I can use as inspiration.
Here's a few other yarns in my stash that fall in the same colour range.
The trick...all you do is hold every yarn up against the original multicolored yarn, if it looks good together to your eye put it in the use pile. If it doesn't, it goes elsewhere. I'll probably double up that lace weight. I'm thinking a maybe a cowl or a cape-let mixing the yarns together. I have more yarns than I show in the photo. I'll poke around on Pinterest and Ravelry for some inspiration and I'll let you know how it goes later.