Friday, December 12, 2008

A Tale of Two Colors

A couple of people asked what the mistake I made dyeing the first non-prototype skeins of Roadside Gerry looked like. The skein on the left is the snafu, the one on the right is good.

I know my photography isn't the best, but you should be able to see that the color at the top of the skein on the left is greener than the one on the right. That would come from the 1/4 green I used rather then 1/4 grey.

Don't get me wrong, both colors are beautiful, but the one on the right is the one Annie and I worked so hard to create.

Don't you think it does a better job of reflecting our inspiration? The green-y one brings to mind ocean rather than sky. And the other tones, the golds, rusts and browns are of-the-earth rather than of-the-sea so they end up looking better together.

Nature is pretty amazing. I get alot of guidance from her.


Ellen-Mary said...

I see what you mean about the greener color and though it's not what you were going for it still works. It could be the color of a pond in the landscape instead of the sky. They are both beautiful. Can you overdye the mistake? You know, like a wash of color over the whole thing to unite it more. It's how I fix painting mistakes when I make them.

mhardersen said...

So what are you going to do with the not so perfect yarn? I am sure that you can find someone who would like it!! :)

ES said...

Thanks for posting this and the colors do have a different effect. The mistake is still very pretty.