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Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday

Okay, so I am stumped.  No, not really stumped.  I have a color challenge and that is most unnerving for me.  Color is something that I usually have great mastery over.  So, I am asking all those followers, stealth or otherwise, to help me on this.



This wonderful picture is ShiBui Knits Sock Yarn in colorway Roppongi (#4103).  It is a combination of Peony (intense berry), Lily (bright peachy orange) and Mulberry (deep Merlot purple).  My challenge is that I need to find solids from The Loopy Ewe - Solid Series that work with this wonderful yarn.

Now, I could be safe and get the black or white and that would work.  Or I could be totally unoriginal and get the Mulberry and it too would work.  What I want is two colors that will make this colorway sing.  Not like a little nursery rhyme.  I want a big chested jazz singing diva combo.  Some combination that will slap you awake without being gaudy.  I want to say that Malachite and Lake or Malachite and Oyster would be the best combination choices.  What do you think?

I know you have opinions....please share or I'll be forced to ask random strangers for their thoughts....  Come on Miss Ginger.  You have the best fashion sense going...what would you choose?

5 comments:

Martha G said...

You could call LE and ask for some assistance, since they have the yarn and can look. They're really helpful that way! I find it hard to pick colors on line, they always look so different when the yarn finally arrives.

Jen C said...

Bluegrass and blueberry :O) or the lake and malachite or the bluegrass and robins egg

Lucy said...

If you really want contrast you should go with greens and blu-greens.

I think Spring Green & Bluegrass or Spring Green & Silver Sage or Silver Sage & Bluegrass would really do it, but then it might be TOO much contrast.

Amy said...

I'm going to have to agree with Lucy and say that a blue/green would look amazing with this yarn! Something just as eye-catching and vibrant!

BTW - that Clementine is amazing. The purple is beautiful!

Lisa said...

Martha - Excellent Idea if all else fails

Jen and Lucy - WOW! Great color suggestions!

Amy - Thank you on the Clementine! You NEED to make this! And you are right, the purple is simply amazing and I cannot take pictures with my camera that will do it justice. And I have to thank Martha for the yarn. She picked it just for the Clementine!