Hello folks! Come along with me on a Color Journey! I will be the first one to admit that I am not good at color. I don't know why because I love LOVE color... Yet whenever I yearn to make my next scrumptious hooky project out of a yummy scrummy yarn it never seems to be in Big Color. I always lean towards earthy tones and natural hues when choosing yarn. Now for Sweet P. I pick out lots of pink of course, but that's as far as it goes. So when Lucy over at Attic 24 posted about doing a very fun ripple blanket AND THEN mentioned that she was doing a Ripple-A-Long with Heather from Little Tin Bird AND THEN invited whomever-wants-to-Ripple-A-Long, well I knew this was a perfect chance to go Colorful and learn a thing or two. Probably mostly what I will learn is what colors don't look right next to each other. Ha!
So after reading their lovely post about choosing colors and stashing yarn I embarked on my search for Color. Now they have a lovely stash of scrummy yarn, but I was not so prepared. So I searched for a fairly inexspensive yarn that would be brightly colored but still needed to have some weight and soft scrummy-ness about it to keep my interest. I think I found just that. In fact I'm already thinking how WonDerFul this would be for little people clothes!
Yes, pink of course. And Crocus. What a perfect name for a Color!
Then some purpley-blues. Isn't Hydrangea another perfect name for yarn color?!
Oh and then some yummy greens!! It's pure love...
And I really fell in love with these vivid blues. I really need to play with Color more often!
And following Lucy's advice I tossed in the yellow, orange and red to add my brightness. I like to think of these as my Candy Corn colors at this time of year!
So there you have it - my color chocies for a Ripple-A-Long. As you can see from the labels I bought Shine Worsted yarn from Knit Picks online. I'm often hesitant to buy a new yarn online because I'd rather be able to get my hands on it before purchasing, but I was NOT disappointed with this yarn!
My new Ripple-A-Long yarn stayed in it's basket for a couple of days and I truly enjoyed just admiring it, but then also realized it was a bit intimidating to start thinking about which color first? And then second? I always have a plan and know just what I want in just which color, but again, putting lots of gorgeous color together is new to me. So I started with a deep pink of course! I'll be back to show you what went next to it! Gee I hope this works!
I have to add how much I love Fall! I've been trying to Autumn-ize the house a bit for the little ones and us big ones. I love these colors that I know so well year after year. I've been dressing up my window again so I'll share that later, too.
Outside is looking very Autumn-y too. Can you see the rain in this picture? It really helped knock down the leaves for a great leaf pile. That's been loads of fun here too. Even the dog is into it.
Happy, lovely fall to you! I'm seriously going to hook up a little sweater and then do some Rippling. See you soon!