I am currently crocheting this really sweet pattern I found. It is vintage and I love things like that... it is a crochet pattern from a 1950 leaflet.
As you can see, they made the model out of grey and white - LOL !! Actually I have no idea what color it is since the photo is black and white. But it is a solid color with a light trim.
I decided to use 5 colors though !! I can envision in my head what I want it to look like when done, kind of watermelon colors. I even searched high and low for a couple of cute PINK watermelon buttons and finally found some in the scrapbook section at Hobby Lobby.
I went to my favorite local knitting shop - the Needlenook, to get my yarn. I thought they would have an abundance of baby yarn in the colors I wanted but alas, they didn't have as much baby yarn as I recalled. I didn't exactly find the bright colors I was looking for but instead I found this beautiful soft sweet baby yarn that was imported from England. It is from a company called Sirdar and the colors was softer and more subtle then I was originally looking for but I liked them so got one skein of each color.
You will notice the white is Plymouth Yarn, not Sirdar. I didn't even look when I picked it up so I don't know if they didn't have the white in Sirdar or if some other shopper before me had just placed some Plymouth in the Sirdar bin. Had I known it wasn't Sirdar, I probably would have looked for the Sirdar yarn, because I like everything to match (I'm OCD that way).
The colors are really pretty and I hope the cardigan comes out like I see it in my head.
A few night's later, back at home, I worked on the next couple of colors while watching the Olympics - GO USA !!
It doesn't look much like a cardigan until you fold it over and start seeing it come together.
I've already started on the next color so I will keep you posted.