Sometimes a comment can open up a whole new world, or deep rabbit hole, at your feet.
Last week when I was parading myself around in my finished Shakerag, Laura aka @scarletknitter left this comment:
For some reason, although I know that I can knit things in any color I like, I had thought of the Shakerag Top solely in the light, beachy shades shown in the Field Guide photos. The power of suggestion is strong. But now, thanks to Laura, I keep thinking about making a second Shakerag Top, in a dark shade.
Shakerag After Dark. I am imagining it as an all-seasons layering piece that will work with my urban guerrilla wardrobe of dark neutrals. Taking me from day to night, and from summer to winter.
Looking through our palette of Sylph, these shades are my top contenders:
Shades of Brown.
Kick It Up a Notch
But are these earthy tones After Dark enough? How about a little shiny shimmer? A little floaty fuzz? Some real transparency?
Yes, I’m thinking of Loft.
And, for me, there’s one perfect After Dark-worthy shade of Loft:
Will any of this fantasizing cross over into reality? Will I really get another Shakerag Top on my needles?
Who knows, but it’s fun to think about.
Before I leave you to ponder your own Shakerag Top II, have you seen Kelley Dew‘s finished Shakerag Top in Anzula Breeze? The one with the clever split-hem modification? Here you go:
Straight from the shop floor at Nashville’s beautiful Haus of Yarn.
Thank you, Kelley! You are my make-it-your-own hero.