a new skirt, an interview & a question

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on.


What I’m Working on…

: a new skirt! sometimes project just fall together beautifully – this project was one of those projects (…after I tried & miserably failed to make a hoodie out of this fabric…) This maxi skirt is hopefully one of the many that I’ll make & live in this summer.

: if you missed it on Friday, I was interviewed about knitting & knitwear design by Robin Hunter for her blog and you can read the interview here.

: much of this week spent working on the roughest of rough drafts of an ebook about color (understanding color theory, choosing color, combining colors, mixing colors, etc.) and so, I wanted to ask:

what trips you up or what sticking points do you run into, when you’re planning color combinations or working with color (in knitting or anywhere)?

I’d love to hear your answers! Leave a comment or contact me directly. Talk soon!

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4 Responses

  1. What trips me up is that even though I love color, and when I see color combinations I know whether I like them or not, when I actually choose yarn (or fabric for sewing) from what’s in stock in the shop, I sort of “get dazed” by the options and the fear of getting the wrong shades that won’t work, and fear of regretting my choice when I get home, and maybe there’s a fabric I like but not in the color I like and vice versa, and I “forget” which colors I actually like wearing. So usually I find myself using a solid color which is “on the safe side”. Often times what I want just isn’t available, so I have to choose on the spot, and that’s when my judgement is most compromised for some reason. 🙂

    1. Holly

      Thanks so much for this Keren! It sounds like what happens to me when I’m fabric shopping – I usually come home with tons of bright prints, completely forgetting that the pieces I wear the most are usually solid black! 🙂

  2. While I convinced my husband we should paint our house grey (it looks lovely, he and the neighbors agree) I do love colour … in the garden! When I wear more than one accent colour (or a non monochromatic print) no matter what I feel like a mismatched clown.

    For colourwork I’m knitting for others, I just take judgement of others (either alternate suggestions with the pattern or I use one of those colour theme apps to choose appropriate alternates) for combinations. I have a significant amount of theory and know a few tips and tricks (photo in greyscale to check tones etc) but it still just looks painful to my eyes.

    1. Holly

      Thanks Penny! I can totally empathize with feeling like a mismatched clown – some days color just isn’t in the cards. 🙂 (And I love that you painted your house grey!)

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