Thursday, April 10, 2008

Outside my comfort zone

This is a shocking sight! It is unusual to find these colors in my dye bath because I much prefer an autumnal palate--mossy greens, rusty reds, golden yellows. Yesterday afternoon I decided to force myself to dye roving in colors I would never knit for myself. I used the Grumbacher color harmony wheel to select these shades and I have to admit, it was fun to throw caution to the wind and just wait to see the result. I am anxious for these to dry so I can spin some up and see what the yarn will look like. It's really bright and cheerful (even more so than it appears in the picture) and, if nothing else, I know I can knit grandchildren's hats and mittens with it.

1 comment:

  1. ooooh, that's pretty! Can't wait to see the yarn.

    I am coming down to Lexington May 17, but I don't know my schedule for flying in and out yet. I'll be in touch!

    It's never easy to photograph your own feet and it's rarely flattering. That's why I make my daughters model for me.
    Take care,