Tuesday, January 13, 2009

purple

The color purple. I had no idea how hard it would be to spot in our home. Libby's sigg bottle is purple. But that was in her lunch box, at school. I spotted a purple comb and a purple brush.  But didn't feel like photographing those.  And a purple ribbon from a swim meet.  But that was it.  And then I walked by my desk.  And there sat a plum colored pair of toast waiting to be given to a friend. 

Pattern: toast
Yarn:  One ball Classic elite, charmed, heathered plum.   A super nice yarn, for a super great friend.

Tomorrow, yellow.

61 comments:

Cathy said...

lovely color--great contrast with the snow!

APA said...

I've been thinking about what you might do for today, especially as the blocks I'm making for a lap quilt have lots of purple. I knew I couldn't photograph and capture what you do, paying such close attention to detail, color, and...reflection. Toasty warm snow. I love it.

Renee said...

I'd be hard pressed to find purple in my house...
Your Toasty's are lovely, what a lovely gift. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled!!

Meggie said...

The warmers are great looking in purple. Your Mom made me a pair and I LOVE them. Have them on right now.

minnesota:madre said...

It's super cold here in MN and the snow and warmers look just perfect.

Cinnamonamon said...

Great colors & stories; I'm already looking forward to the rest of the week's stories & photos. :)

Sarah Jackson said...

Those are so so pretty. And I love that shade of purple. I really need to go dig in the stash and make a pair.

Caroline said...

Those are truly a special gift for any friend. Cashmere is my favorite..not that I could afford anything more than gloves, socks, etc. in cashmere. Some day though I'm gong to splurge.

Karen said...

Will be giving "toast" in charcoal wool, to my friend for her b-d on Thursday. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
ps - LOVE that purple!

tiennie said...

It's such a pretty purple too. I'm not a huge purple fan so it would be hard to find in my home too.

Journeying Five said...

love the toast, love the picture, love the pattern

Jess said...

Did that purple ribbon happen to be from a swim meet this past Saturday?

What a great picture. Those toast look sooooooooooo smooshy and warm...

Heather and Joel said...
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Heather said...

I have just taken two sets of Toast off of the needles, and I just love this pattern. Thank you for sharing it, and thank you for sharing this beautiful photo

adalex72 said...

Thought I would introduce myself. Have just found your blog and loving it. My mother was a great knitter and tried dearly to teach my sister and I as girls, but we never really took to it. However, the fundamentals have stayed with me and now at 37 I am revisiting. My mother is no longer with us, but I am sure she is looking down and is happy her hard work paid off eventually, even though it took 30 odd years! My next project is to make the Toasty. Your plum ones are wonderful, a very lucky friend who gets those!

Veronica Tingvall said...

Those are great. I love the color and the pattern (so easy). I really have to make one of those soon...
Hope you have a grat day
/Veronica

sheepish one said...

that color is to die for. really. super lucky friend.
(and when i read your post with the super accented, i was reminded of the movie of madeline. surely libby has seen it, since she is a fan? it's the one in which frances macdormand plays miss clavel? anyway, there is a school girl who says super super often, with much emphasis. makes me smile. i miss madeline.)

Stacey said...

ooh - looking forward to tomorrow. It's hard how colors either dominate or lack in our surroundings! I think we tend to gravitate towards the same ones a lot!

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

I love the colour purple, and your 'toast' looks lovely.

Mary

nicole said...

Another pretty toast!

said...

oh i need to make one pair of these:)

mel said...

I love this color week project - how much fun!

This shot is beautiful - lucky friend you have!! And I love this & Toasty - every time I see a new pair my fingers itch to cast on!

Lin said...

They look lovely and soft. beautiful colour too.

Poshyarns said...

I cannot believe that I still have not made a pair of these! At least twice a day as I head out the door I find myself thinking of how well a pair of Toast would look with whatever I am wearing. The plum ones are gorgeous and would go really well with my coat. That's it, I am going to the yarn shop tomorrow, I'm determined.

Sprocket said...

Oooh I likey. I don't usually do purple, but if someone gave me a pair of those, I might never take them off!

Gretchen said...

great picture!

lisa said...

Those are great! I have not learned how to knit on double pointed needles yet. Do you think I could knit them on 12" circulars, or would the needles be too long?

lucky knitter said...

That is such a pretty color. I don't know why I don't have more of it around my house.

Jodi said...

Mmmm... love that plum. Your friend will be delighted to receive them, I'm sure!

Denise said...

I think I would be hard pressed to find purple in my house too! Love the Toasties, they look great in every color.
Have a super day :-)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a lovely color! They look very cozy against the snow.

Hurrayic said...

beautiful plum - i like that type of purple

Liz U. said...

That's the perfect way to show purple!

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Those look so toasty! I think this may just be what I need to do to try to knit again after my wrist injury in Sept. Thanks for a wonderful pattern!

Hilary said...

What a gorgeous photo!!!

house on hill road said...

i adore this photo.

The Litter Box House said...

Gorgeous! And guess what? I finished a purple pair of toasty that I will be sharing soon on my blog. Weird...

Andrea

Amy said...

what a stunning shade of purple! Glad you passed over the comb!

Philigry said...

ple. It is a color I never really liked, but these past few months I have been sick about it. Love that shade!

Haust said...

They are so pretty! I really like the photo as well!

Anonymous said...

Purple should be easy to find in your house...didn't your dashing husband go to LSU?
Ricardo

Jen said...

Those are lovely!

Funessa said...

At first I thought you were going to say, "And then I spotted a ball of purple yarn and decided to knit myself up some mitts!"

kim said...

That yarn is delicious. Now those are some special Toasts! Can I just tell you that my Toasts are probably my most-worn knitted accessory? Love them!

Walden said...

Beautiful picture!

sweetp said...

Purple is probably my favourite colour and yet I think I would be hard pressed to find some in the house too. Interestingly though I have a special skein of purple yarn sent to me from the US...earmarked for a pair of Toasts for myself!

Anonymous said...

Oh, so, so pretty!

How does one become your friend :-) ?!

Mimi

stitching under oaks said...

these are charming! love them.

MadMad said...

OK, you know what? The knitting store lady is going to think I'm a psycho if I show up again. I've been three times already this week!

Hm. Maybe I AM a psycho...

amandajean said...

i LOVE these. and i usually don't care for the color purple.

Jessica said...

I like purple as well...but I never end up making things with that color...I should head to the store and pick up some purples!

Leslie said...

Such a pretty purple! I've never knit with that yarn...is it nice to work with?

Claire said...

Great picture!

Sandy said...

Purple is my favorite, and my house is filled with it.
I love this colour project of yours.

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