Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Choosing Green or Green

I'm planning to go a little wild with color and have joined a knitalong on Ravelry to make a mystery shawl called "Craving Color". I've changed my mind on color choices a number of times but finally had the inspiration to make the shawl in New Orleans' Mardi Gras colors: green, yellow and purple. Why?  Why not!

The yarn I'm thinking of using is the Solid Series from The Loopy Ewe. I like the yellow and purple but I'm torn about the green yarn.

The one on the left is too light, too spring/Easter-like. The other is too dark but could work but I wish that the color was richer, more vibrant.? Now, I'm trying to decide:  should go with one of these greens or find another brand? I haven't found other yarn with the depth of color I'm looking for and in solid colors, fingering weight.

The start date for the knitalong is coming up soon, Friday, September 13th, so I'll have to make up my mind shortly.  I'm leaning towards going with the dark green.  Afterall, how often would I wear a Mardi Gras-colored shawl?  I think that it's going to be project that is fun to make and to have around, but will be worn rarely.

Hmmm.... maybe a trip to New Orleans is in order!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need a "new Green"! Why not get it the next time you visit a yarn store???!!!

Barb B said...

Go with the one on the left. It has the same tone as the other two. Can't wait to see it!

Dayana Knits said...

I like the one on the right, but think that maybe a new color might work better. Worth a look-see?