I decided to start small with the colour challenge. I am still working on that green/yellow/orange/purple blanket, but it’s still in the “make a bunch of green hexagons” stage, so doesn’t really count as colourful yet.
I kicked things off with some two-colour combinations.
The first was supposed to be amazing. We got this new colour of Lion Brand Homespun in at work – it’s seafoam and white, and it looked stunning with the Parfait one, which is coral and white. I thought nothing but amazingness could come from putting the two together. A Spiral Hex blanket was just the ticket!
Ye gads. I have shown this blanket to several people, and they have all said that it looked fine to them. I, on the other hand, can’t stand to look at it. My previous experience with this sort of thing tells me that it will soon find someone who is head over heels in love with it, so… off to charity it goes! (As an aside: what do I do with the several dozen more balls of these two colours I bought, so sure that they’d be amazing together?)
I feel a little iffy about this one. I don’t think it clashes, which is great! It seems a bit superhero-y to me, which I didn’t intend, but as all of these are going to charity, maybe that’s a good thing. Perhaps it will be inspiring to some young child out there.
I love this Spiral Hex pattern, but I was getting just a tiny bit tired with it (I made these blankets over four or five days, you see…), so I decided to switch gears briefly to slippers! It was time to experiment with complementary colours, so I went with two that I have never thought looked good together:
I love these. When I wear them, I can’t stop giggling when I look at my feet. Apparently they clash. Fooey on that!
I love these! (I’m wearing them right now, in fact!) Charles doesn’t think these two yarns go together. I’m a little worried at this point that I’m not actually getting better with colour, I’m instead just embracing the bad.
Time to start playing with more than two colours at a time… gulp