After that solar dyeing experiment, I had to look around for a color scheme for that acidy yellow…
I enlisted some of the Girl Child’s toys to model this one as there’s not readily available newborns around here, lol.
The doll is tiny. But you get the idea.
I consider this an acidic yellowy green yarn. I don’t normally use this color by itself (okay, I use A LOT of lime green and yellow, but it’s not the same…). This color is not the most attractive color on it’s own. But all color is relative. Colors make more sense and seem to place themselves when they’re next to other colors. Is that a brick red or an orangey red? Light or dark? Is it saturated or dull? Put it next to another color, and then you can start making comparisons.
One of my favorite things to do is to take some random aspect from my everyday life and insert something of it into whatever creative piece I’m doing at that moment. And in that same vein, you’ve seen this one before in the background of one of my spindle projects. That bedspread is one of my favorite color schemes. So, I looked into that never-ending stash that I have to bust and found the closest colors to that combination to make this hat and that acid yellow work. I think it came out okay. 🙂
The pattern itself is called The Knotty Baby Hat by Amanda Schwabe. I thought it was pretty cute! But if you don’t have a self-striping yarn like the one in the pattern, it’s a lot of ends to weave in for stripes. Yikes!
What I really liked about it was the edging and the hem though.
Pretty neat trick, huh? Simple and fun.
On another note, the spinning is done on that sample.
I think I’ve become familiar enough with the Tibetan spindle to be able to complete more projects on it when the urge strikes. I even learned that if I balance it well enough in it’s dish, I can use it like a supported drop spindle! All that is left is to ply it now.
Not bad, says I.