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  • LOVE THE YELLOW! Koigu is always appropriate. Inspirational!

  • LOVE THE YELLOW! Koigu is always appropriate. Inspirational!

  • this is quite a delicious color combination, and in the way that a noble pediment stops the eye from traveling upward through space at the top of a building, it will make a bold end to all those twists and turns. good choice!

  • Well….you’ll be ready for the next Packers game!

  • I love it. And startling for you too. But I love it, sort of the perfect way to bring this to an end.

  • I like it. Who wants what is expected?

  • Love It! Love it in that way that you look at something and say, “Wow, I never would have thought to do that! That’s why she’s a knitwear designer and I’m not.” And while you didn’t actually plan it, you did choose it. Serendipity.

  • Wow! Your courage is inspirational-and gorgeous!

  • I know that it doesn’t necessarily ‘go’, but I think that the neon green was unexpected and perfect. It will really make those sections of bright green from the second skein pop.

  • Reading along… first thought: and I was grumping about 351 stitches! More reading… second thought: (out-loud) oh no, you didn’t!! Well ~ maybe, yes, o.k. ~ that’s not bad. Yeah! Pretty cool actually.
    I reserve judgement until I see you wearing it.

  • I’m amazed that you could get all those millions of stitches on a single needle!
    People don’t look at a knitted garment the same way we do when we knit it. So they won’t necessarily think the small bit of colour is a desperate measure, or an emergency finishing touch! It’s just a bit of yellow, defining the edge. Way to go!

  • If you love a garter stitch edge (I think you and I both do) then calling attention to it with a little contrast is cool. Cool, cool, cool.

  • Love. it. Just the right amount of verve!

  • Oh, Anne! I die. I love it! I want one!

  • Oh, Anne! I die. I love it! I want one!

  • Oh, Anne! I die. I love it! I want one!

  • Oh, Anne! I die. I love it! I want one!

  • I think the contrast is terrific. I’ll be interested to see it on.

  • I like it. It reminds me of new spring growth on the tips of evergreens. I also like the evidence of real live music in the background, in the form of the casually-laid-down guitar and the piano. Knitting and music…two of my favorites!

  • Is it yellow or is it chartreuse. I hold that there is a shade of lime green for everything. Chartreuse is a neutral, and a fine one at that.

  • Love that grellow border. It’s sassy.

  • A classmate in Taiu Landra’s color class at Vogue Knitting Live talked about choosing a wild color to add because her knitting was too “tasteful.” I think this is exactly what she meant. From tasteful to amazing!

  • Poifect! Love that neon yellow with the mellow green.

  • Can’t wait to see it blocked!

  • Wow! I love the idea of the “neon” Koigu. What color is it really? Green? Spring Green? Yellow? Whatever the color, the interest value just increased ten fold on a project that already had a high interest value at the get-go.
    Can’t wait to see the finished product!
    LoveDiane

  • Can hardly wait to see your lovely model (also named Anne by chance) with this on!

  • Chartreuse is an amazing color and looks great with the teal. Great choice!!

  • Edge is good.

  • Totally love these colors… perfection together!

  • My knitting mentor, the great Karen Rumpza of Needlework, Unlimited in Mpls. told me, “Adding apple green or strawberry to a project always makes it better”. I’m paraphrasing but it’s surely true. Nice work, Ann.

  • My knitting mentor, the great Karen Rumpza of Needlework, Unlimited in Mpls. told me, “Adding apple green or strawberry to a project always makes it better”. I’m paraphrasing but it’s surely true. Nice work, Ann.

  • Controversial my left buttock. Sometimes you need some contrast to let the stitches stand out.

  • I love it. I always want to do things like this. Sometimes I work up the courage and sometimes I forget that it is my knitting and I can do what I want!

  • The neon works for me. And it will certainly draw the eyes away from any variation in skeins of the main color. It looks great!

  • Wow, what a great choice…love it!
    I think these bright citrons are going to be THE spring colors. Have you seen Melissa Leapman’s cable turtleneck in the current issue of Vogue Knitting? It is fabulous in a very neon “Highlighter” green.

  • It looks lovey – soooooo many stitches

  • LOVE the yarn! LOVE this tale of knitterly grit. And would love to see a picture of you modeling it.

  • Its gorgeous!! One day I hope to be that bold. What a beautiful choice!

  • Its gorgeous!! One day I hope to be that bold. What a beautiful choice!

  • Bold! You’re a brave knitter.

  • I absolutely love brave knitting — must strive for more of that myself!

  • I love that pop of green! But I also love the stack of music on the piano and guitar on the chair. Looks like my house!

  • Deeeeeee-LISH!

  • I think it looks lovely! Even in spite of your reservations about the yarn choice in the follow-up post. It’s not as pure or mellow as the original gray, but it has a wonderful dappled forest effect. And I wanted to give you a solidarity fist-bump over the green with emergency neon yellow stripe; I did the same a couple of years ago!
    Here’s mine (uncanny, no?):
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31749859@N00/3396798120
    😀