OK not really a party, but new yarn is reason to celebrate.
I wrote on Friday about some projects that have been inspiring me lately. I love doing that because it puts everything in one place for me when I’m shopping.
I knew I wanted to look for yarn for 3 in 1 and I found the perfect colors at Neighborhood Fiber Company.
I ruminated on colors for quite a bit on Friday night – thinking about what I like to wear (pink, red and purple) and where I have holes in my wardrobe (orange, yellow and maybe some greens). I knew I wanted to use some colors I don’t often use, but I also wanted to make a cohesive top when I was done. I was afraid I’d make a top the looked like I just layered on three tops. Oh and I’m not doing the stripes. The tonal variations in the Neighborhood Fiber Company is enough for me.
Enter the Color Wheel
There are tons of great articles on using a color wheel to select colors and I thought this one was quite good. It talks about different types of color combos – e.g. primary, analogous and complementary – and the real value for me – lots of pics of the color combos in action.
I of course started with one of my favorite colors to wear – a deep magenta pink – and added on a green and an orange-yellow. For the color geeks this is called Split Complementary.
I got Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Sock in
- Charles Village (magenta)
- Del Ray (orange-yellow)
- Anacostia (green)
And look at the cute bag Karida was giving out. A girl can never have too many bags.
I’m trying to decide which order to use for the green and yellow. I like both and keep changing my mind. What do you think? I’ll be wearing this with jeans so I don’t think that’ll have an effect.
Yellow in the middle
This feels like the less traditional way for me to place the colors – I like that! Sometimes I like the swath of yellow in the middle and sometimes I think I’ll look like I’m walking around with a yellow boomerang on my midsection.
I can’t CO until I figure this out because it’s knit bottom up. Help a knitter out?
I’ll catch you on the purl side.