Because my On the Needles list wasn't long enough, I started a pair of mittens today.
The color is not showing up well at all. Could be because it's dark outside and a few of the bulbs in our chandelier are burned out & since no one has bothered to replace them, it's almost as dark inside. The yarn is Cascade 220 Paints and is a dark shell pink and purple. I'm extremely happy with the striping, or lack of striping, I should say. The mitten is not turning out stripey at all, neither are the colors pooling. I sure hope the second mitten has the same luck.
The mitten is knit in plain stockinette. I expected it to have lots of stripes so I didn't think a pattern of any sort would work well. Even without a pattern, I think the mix of colors works on it's own. I hope others think so too because these will most likely end up in the Etsy shop.
Here's a very bad photo of half a mitten on my hand:
And yes, our couch is a hideous olive green. It's old and faded. It used to be a pretty hunter green. But still, a green couch? What were we thinking?