Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Not What I Expected

Smores Orange
Pay no attention to the sun and lack of snow, that's gone now...

Hmmm, this turned out more muted than I expected after the nearly glowing brightness I got out of the yellow overdye. It looked a heck of a lot brighter in the dye pot, that's for sure. Perhaps it has something to do with orange and brown being closer together in the color spectrum. I'm really intrigued by color theory, perhaps this requires further investigation.

Regardless, I have a few patterns in mind already for this yarn. Although a new pair of socks will have to wait until I get some of these WIPs off the needles. I'm almost finished with DW's scarf except I discovered yesterday that I did not work enough pattern repeats at the very beginning. So guess who gets to learn how to graft cables?

Coming soon: WIP updates all around and another FO.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Weird. Usually things get brighter after they dry. I like your results though!

Larjmarj said...

Nice! It's a happy sunny color.

Emma said...

I think it's totally pretty. But in a manly way.

The Knitting Scotsman said...

I made a hat that required graftint cables. It wasn't the most fun I've ever had.

If you are interested, drop me a message on Ravelry and I can give you some tips that worked for me.

MaiaSpins said...

I love the colors. I do understand that it wasn't what you expected though. My advice is to put it away for a bit. Your opinion may be colored by your expectations.