Do you remember the book, Color Me Beautiful? I remember going to a few of those home parties back when I was much younger, where they tell you what season you are and what colors you look best in. I also remember them saying that you are naturally attracted to that palette and over the years, I have found that pretty much to be true.
So, in looking at some of the lace weight yarn I had left over from the weekend, I chose this soft green and purple colorway to knit a new Swallowtail Shawl. I had tucked 2 skeins away for myself, but a few inches into the shawl, I was just not feelin' the love, if you know what I mean. Normally I am a green person, but this green as I moved along was a much cooler palatte than I usually like.....much more of a Summer colorway.
Now anyone who knows me, knows that I am so not a pink kind of girl,which makes sense given that I have been told that I am an Autumn, but somehow this pink and golden yarn had caught my attention, even back when I dyed it a few months ago, so I thought that I would give it a try. Wow....I LOVE it! The warm colors of the gold mixed with the soft rose colors are working for me....who would have thought that I would actually like pink?
Speaking of pink....there were some lovely pink colorways floating around at Spa this weekend. Juno scooped up a stunning grafton fiber batt in this pretty pink and gray colorway. I had some sockyarn dyed up in almost the exact same shades and although I don't think think that I can wear that color well, if it's on my feet, who cares, right? I think I may just have to make some more....heck, I may even order this roving from Grafton too ..... I'm feeling adventurous.
Speaking of adventurous....go read Carole's description of our Friday night last weekend. I guess that there are varying degrees of what one calls adventurous. I think I will stick to being adventurous in colorways....tee hee.
I will be getting yarn back up on the sidebar gradually. I will post what I have later today. New sock yarn and roving in a few weeks....I am taking a little dyeing break to do some knitting :-)