Tag Archives: color

Swatching

Well…hopefully last night was the end of the rainy season in Northern California.  Last year at this time, I was wishing for more rain.  Now, the drought is officially over!  I look forward to pulling some weeds and planting sunflower … Continue reading

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Does Yarn Color Have A Shelf Life?

I’ve decided it’s time to get in touch with my “inner yarn self” and make some important decisions regarding my collection.  Instead of consuming, I want to use what I’ve collected over the last 20+ years.   Do I find … Continue reading

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Betty’s Stash

Can another person truly appreciate the collections of another? I’ve been contemplating the answer to this question.  Each time I climb the stairs to my attic, I transcend the reality of down below.  Surrounded by bins full of color, texture, and … Continue reading

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Color

Before the Pantone Color Guide published in 1963, A. Boogert, a Dutch artist produced a body of work about mixing watercolors, dated 1692.  The entire book may be viewed in full resolution at: http://www.e-corpus.org/notices/102464/book/?fullpage=yes The following link shows actual painted … Continue reading

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What To Do With All This Yarn?

After knitting for 20+ years, I’ve acquired quite a bit of yarn.  My yarn collection has a history all its own.  Like fashion, the color of yarn, texture and composition of fiber, records trends and style of a particular time … Continue reading

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Experiment or Mistake

Browsing through my pictures I discovered three experiments I never posted because I didn’t feel the outcome was worthy of a blog post.  Today, however, I find them quite interesting.  Should I consider these attempts an experiment or mistake? Merriam-Webster … Continue reading

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Why I Knit

How can I describe why I like to knit?  Is it the tactile experience of the yarn running through my fingers, color unfolding on my needles, texture created by stitches or sharing a common interest with others? I realized why … Continue reading

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