My stash has lots of blue, green, and purple skeins with an infrequent pop of red. I joined the Sew Happy Jane Hand Dyed Happy Yarn Club intent on stretching my color palate.
While I tracked my first hand-dyed installment from Idaho, I wondered if the new skeins would blend with the predominant hues already in my stash or provide challenges from the color wheel. Both of these thoughts proved true. The solid aqua skein was well within my color comfort zone. The variegated skein is one I definitely would never have selected with its repeating runs of un-dyed natural cream to yellow to coral to burnt orange.
I knew I needed to use this odd yellow skein right away or it would languish for years. A new shawl pattern from Marie Greene featuring lacy contrasting stripes was released at just the right moment for a February project inspiration.
3 thoughts on “Vibrant Colors on a Winter Day”
Sounds like our colour tastes are similar, I don’t do yellow or orange but I think these two together really tone down the peachiness of the yarn. It’s a lovely stitch pattern too.
Oh Ann, this is so pretty, thanks for sharing.
Last year I joined a sock yarn club to help me stretch my sock knitting and color choosing. There were some colors I never would have chosen on my own but when they are knit into socks, they are very fun.