I don´t like green. I don´t wear it, I don´t dress my home in it, and I certainly wouldn´t dress my daughter in it! I have tried though. I have bought green, got dressed in it and looked myself in the mirror; -and I just look dead! I know I´m not alone in having unexplainable antipathies towards certain colors, -and if I´m going to try to explain my aversion towards green, apart from looking dead in it of course, this might be a clue; my childhood bedroom:
Now, some of you might argue, -quite accurately of course, that if I had had an aversion towards the color red, -or dots………, I would have been excused. But no, it´s the color of the carpet I remember. It was green and yellow speckled, and all synthetic. If you dragged your feet along the carpet and then touched the light-switch, -it went «fzzzzz», accompanied by som quite bright sparkles! Like your own private firework every night!
I´m a «floor-worker». I sort my yarn-stash on the floor, I cut sewing patterns and fabric on the floor, and I occasionally just lay on the floor reading or resting. Children especially, are all «floor-workers», but I remember always trying to avoid playing on that carpet.
A while ago, my daughter asked me if I would knit her a sweater, …a green one. I dived into my stash, and of course my stash contains greens, -I´ve never used it! I´ve got greens from the 60´s and 70´s (inherited from my granmother), the 80´s and the 90´s. (…I´ve tried, right!), and was able to present her with some beatiful burgundy wool that would make a great sweater. She just looked at me ……using the: «I´m a 100 years old and can see right through you» look, and I walked the «guilty as charged» walk back to my stash.
I found a bag (!) of Sandnes; Kitten: color army green (20 % Wool, 50 % Courtelle, 30 % Mohair) 50 gr = approx. 165 m. Needles: 4 mm. Gauge: 19 st(s) = 10 cm. This color is discontinued though……. being from the 90´s!
The yarn is held double, and knitted on 10 mm needles. It´s knitted in the round, top-down, in stockinette st(s) -turned inside out (aka purl stitches) and with ragland sleeves. It´s longer in the back, and I´ve added pockets, knitted in Cobalt blue fingering weight alpaca.
She´s pleased as punch, and I have to re-evaluate my aversion towards green! She looks great!! Period!