Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Patchwork-Paintings Socks

A while ago I knit a pair of socks using the Opal "Van Gogh" collection.  The colors in the yarn were replicated to match one of Van Gogh's paintings.  In my case, I knit the Starry Night colorway.

Now, I'm knitting striped socks using yarns from my stash.  It's for the Patchwork sockalong (see yesterday's post).

This got me thinking.  What if I combined the two ideas and made my own painting-inspired striped socks?  I'm betting that, once I chose a picture, I could find suitable yarns in my stash to make the stripes.  You could pick a painting in which the colors are fairly subdued and similar to each other.

Perhaps something such as Monet's Water Lilies:

Or you could go wild and crazy with Harmony in Red by Matisse:

After doing a search I found a website which is inspiring called Colour Lovers.  I may never look at a painting the same way again.  My awareness of the color choices will definitely be heightened.  I wonder what other paintings would lend themselves well to a pair of socks.  The socks don't have to identically match the painting .  The artwork is only an inspiration. 


First, though, I have some socks that I need to finish before I can go shopping my stash again.

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