~Guess what arrived yesterday? My Knitpick’s order. Remember the Color Affection post? Well, I decided to order fingerling yarn and dye it to my color specifications. Let’s think positive thoughts that it will work! I also ordered an Alpaca Shadow which I thought I could over-dye. Look at all that vanilla!
While surfing the Net last week I ran across an interview with Gail Callahan who invented the Color Grid. I wish I had this to show my Graphic Design students! It is quite a bit more visual than the regular color wheel. Of course, I ordered one. Getting Stitched on the Farm was holding a giveaway for a free Color Grid. I’m just going to say it – I HATE trying to leave comments on Blogspot. Time and again, after I give my pound of flesh and pint of blood, it still would not take my comments! Try as I may, I could not leave a comment for the free give-away. Alas!
Two shawls on Ravelry show the color combinations I think I’d like for my shawl.
See how the purplish contrasting color in the Fire Blanket just “pops” the colors? Thus the question: Do I wait for the Color Grid to arrive to look at which colors and values I want? Or, do I just jump right in and eyeball it? I’ve already decided to used the kettle method of dying, adding dry yarn so it will give a one-color “marbled” effect.