Last weekend, Helen of Ripples Crafts tweeted a picture of a yarn she was about to put in her shop which was so pretty I couldn’t resist buying a skein.
The colours are gorgeous, but once it arrived it realised it wasn’t entirely dissimilar to the skein of Handmaiden Casbah I bought at Loop last year.
I’m pretty sure I have other skeins in the same palette, too. Apparently the combination of teal, fuchsia or magenta and tawny yellow is one I’m utterly powerless to resist.
I suppose it’s not surprising that the colours would go together; basically, they’re the three primary colours (red, blue and yellow), shifted slightly round the colour wheel, so the effect is instantly harmonious. And it’s not surprising they appeal to me, as I prefer the complexity of secondary and tertiary colours to the simple primaries.
I have no idea what I might make with either skein. They’re so beautiful as they are, it seems a shame to wind them and knit them up into something that might not do justice to the wonderful colours.
They have answered a question I’ve been mulling over for a while, though. I have two skeins of Yarn Yard Toddy, in fuchsia and teal, which complement each other so beautifully I can’t imagine knitting either one up on its own.
I was wondering about another Daybreak, or something similar, but I’m currently desperate to jump on the Colour Affection bandwagon (well, I will be once I’ve finished Hypernova, by which point I think I might be ready for a break in the A-Z of shawls) and have been trying to think of a third colour to put with them. Obviously, it needs to be a tawny gold, and luckily, I have just the right thing (funny, that…).
Maybe this will be an incentive to get on with Hypernova. It is going to be lovely, it’s just that each row takes about 40 minutes and it’s still growing!