Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Colour choices

A while back, my mum requested a crochet bag like mine, but a bit bigger (about 30cm/12" wide). I bought the yarn months ago but only started on the weekend - yep, just in time for Christmas. It's a very easy and quick pattern so should have it done by Christmas - except that I've discovered that I don't have enough yarn... And to make it worse, no more of this colour to be had at my LYS (unless I order it, I guess, which probably won't work in time for Christmas). I'll have enough to finish one side piece, so I thought I might do the other side piece in a contrasting colour, so in effect it is a reversible bag - I may have enough purple left to stripe it.


(by the way, the colour in these photos is not true to life - the yarn is quite a bright purple!)

But what colour? I'm thinking red (I quite like red and purple together but it is a bold choice). Other options? Black? Cream? Olive or forest green? A striped combination of any of these? What do you think?

(Added: Thanks for suggestion Nora - it is Lana Gatto Jaipur, colour 3885 - I'd happily buy and pay costs etc if anyone has any of this unwanted lying around in their stash - would need at least 2 balls...might be a needle in a haystack search!)

6 comments:

Nora said...

What yarn is it - maybe if we all dig around in our stash(es)...

Donni said...

Email me Miss Rose Red. I have connections

kris said...

Darn! Our system says we still have one ball left, but I can't find it on the shop anywhere. Somebody's probably already got it on hold. And what's worse is - it's flagged as discontinued! Otherwise I'd try and order some in for you. :(

- Kris from TC

kris said...

STOP THE PRESSES! I found the missing ball! I've got it set aside on my desk. Just drop me an e-mail or leave a comment on my site if you want it... :)

catsmum said...

Rather than do a contrast back, I'd stop where you are, rummage for the other end of the ball and start working on the back. Get it up to the point you're at now and then work on both at the same time until you run out of yarn. Oh and btw I'd probably go with navy as a contrast [ or black ]
:]

del said...

I like red as a contrast color or any of the other choices you mentioned would work as well. I really hope you can get the color you want! It's a cute bag.