Too much choice can be overwhelming. When I didn't have cable, I could always find something to watch. Four television channels takes the job of channel surfing from endless ocean to wading pool; French channel? Je ne parle pas. Soap opera? Nah. Cooking show? Maybe... Simpson's re-run? Bingo! Limited options can be a blessing. Unfortunately, I spend a lot of time surrounded by 6000 square feet of yarn.
This makes my colour choices for my Snowdrop Jacket tricky. My original contrast colours were chosen under the "no cable" situation: the yarn (Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000) was on sale and colour choices were limited. Then I discovered Filatura Di Crosa's Zarina is virtually identical yarn and suddenly I was looking at "HD Digital cable with on-demand".
I'm paralyzed by choice. Help a girl out!
From Top Left:
1 - Deep orange & Teal (I'm leaning toward this one)
2 - Cranberry red & Purple (my original choice)
3 - Deep Purple & (nearly impossible to photograph) Mustard yellow
4 - Teal & Cranberry red
5 - Rust Orange & Bright Orange
6 - Teal & Mustard yellow (can you tell I like teal?)
7 - Pink & Peach (2 colours I never wear that I'm throwing in just for kicks. Think of it as the "home shopping network")
8 - Teal & Deep Purple
And those are just the combinations I photographed! The main colour is a grey/olive green/khaki sort of hue - Cool Wool 2000 #534 (gotta love that futuristic-sounding "2000" tacked on the end!)
Remember, this is what I'm knitting:
I'm convalescing with a bit of a cold (no swine flu jokes please) which mean ample knitting time. I need to make a decision before I get to the pockets!