I’ve said it before, but you people have excellent brains.
I was absolutely blown away by all your fascinating color perspectives on my newfound blanket project. Seriously, you helped me see these little reddish granny squares in a multitude of new lights, and you got me way excited about the possibilities. All of this at a moment when I was overloaded with work and really needed the mental candy. Thank you so much!
So this weekend, I finally had a little time to play with next steps.
I popped over to ColourLovers and used your suggestions to play around with some possible color palettes.
It’s so interesting, how many different lights this red can be cast in! I’d love to hear your input on these directions.
(Setting aside for the moment the question of whether I’ll actually be able to find yarns in these colors. Practicalities, Schmacticalities.)
The two above were first efforts. I like the way the five-color palette looks, but ultimately, I think five colors might be too much stim for this variegated red yarn.
The neutral palette on the left has a nice graphical quality about it, and the one on the right is very autumn-y.
…But if I’m being honest, these two are the current front runners. (After a weekend of going back and looking at them dozens of times. You know how that goes.)
The one on the left came out of a total “what if” scenario: what if I could make this totally-unrelated red into something that would fit into my living room, which has a lot of blue and green in it? I must admit, I kind of like the vaguely 1970s quality.
Do any of you know of a color tool that allows me to build a pattern of concentric squares, by any chance? I can’t seem to decipher ColourLovers’ pattern-making tool.
…And with that, I’m looking forward to hearing what your excellent eyes and minds have to say. This project is way more fun with you involved.
UPDATE: Thanks to busgirlbrown, who commented about using MS Paint to graph her square patterns, I was able to figure out a hack to Pages and make me some squares! And they definitely rule out palettes #4 and #6 for me. What do you think?