I have several squares like the small one you see. The colors are soooo bright and frankly pretty hard to match, these squares are from the mish mosh pile. Not colors or squares that would go well with other items, which explains why they were leftovers. However, their beginning to take shape. Started out, as if I were working on a triangle with some very bright yellow I had on hand and did just a few rows (not too many wanting to tone this down a bit), then one row only with the bright bright orange, the the full square of a different shade of orange. Since this picture I've completed several other rows, then added a gold which picks up nicely the small amount of gold in the original square. I've added a single row of sc with maroon/purple. Depending on the light the color looks one way or the other...
Now adding a row or 2 of the bright yellow, but again on 2 sides to bring out that triangle idea I started with and to minimize the bright. My plan is to do the same with the bright bright orange. Then 2 sides in gold, the other 2 in the other orange with the 4 corners the original squares. Playing it by ear as I see how it shapes up, AND based on the amount of yarn I have.
This mutli-colored yarn is fun and fast to work with, has enough to it, that you really don't need any fancy stitches. I'm using the ever popular V-stitch, but....I'm not sure if I'm going to continue or frog it. Still thinking. First thought was it would make a nice ghan for a young girl, it's so soft and with the colors and all. But, I only bought one skein when I nabbed the yarn (the problem with buying yarn cause you like it---before you know what you're going to make or how much you're going to need. It's bulky weight and so even though it's 615 yards (Rainbow Classic JoAnne's Sensations), it's probably not enough to do what I had first planned.
This is the knitted project in the works. Red Heart Symphony, fun yarn to work with. I have ice blue and dark forest green, the yarn while fuzzy and warm (mohair like texture), is thin and so I'm knitting with 2 strands. This is the start to a shawl, worked corner to corner. Since I'm using up odds and ends of the blue (must see if I have more in my stash), it may end up being striped.........I have a couple of neat claps that will be sewn on when completed. A favorite is on the green wool shawl I made my daughter, which I've blogged about previously--if interested scroll back for picture it's a sage green color.
LOTS of yard work yesterday, good exercise, some sun. Promises to be another really hot one here today. Drink lots of water folks.
Have a great week.