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It’s Not Easy Being Green

by erin on June 9, 2016

I am still so in love with this blanket.

 

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I have had so many compliments on it, too!  From people who are at the pool we go to (including young college men, which was quite nice indeed), from other mothers on the playground, and I’m so tickled about it.  There’s really no pattern or anything to it.  I’m just trying to gently blend new colors in after a certain bit of time in one color zone.  I have no idea if every band of color is the same number of rows or anything.

 

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I have run into something unexpected with it, though.  Green.  I have always loved green, and appreciated it’s complexity.  Sure red can be ruby, garnet, vermillion, scarlet, merlot, strawberry, yadda yadda yadda, and orange of course yields its own range, as does yellow.  But green, y’all.  Green.  Loden, moss, kelly green, lime, limeade, chartreuse (the strange bedfellows it can make with yellow boggles the mind), jade, emerald.  Green is deep.  Many levels of green there are, so says Yoda.  (Is there a Yoda Green?)  But blending them like I have the reds, oranges, and yellows?  That is a bit trickier than I thought it would be.  Turns out I like earthy green a lot, so it has a lot of representation in my pool of yarn, some medium green (and I can’t believe I don’t have more of it), a skein of soft celery green, and weirdly, one skein of lime retina-blasting green.  Was I drunk when I bought that?!?

 

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Getting these shades to work well together has been challenging, but I am still enjoying myself.  How about you all?  How’s your knitting and crocheting projects going?

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