In the store the purple looked like it would make a good foil to the multi-color, and so I got them home and dove in.
In swatching, the two-yarn lattice pattern I was going to do went out the window: Mecha seemed too thick to pull that off well. How about framed in purple on four outer edges.
I’ve knitted nearly the entire first skein already.
Now that the lower border is done and it’s time to switch to the brighter yarn, I’m not as confident about the mashup. I stopped midrow, grabbed the second yarn, and simply stockinetted till I’d gone through several quick color repeats.
In the right light it’s good, even if that bright fuchsia does scream Look at me!
I’m still not sure. I think Kathryn hadn’t been entirely either, although she wasn’t going to talk me out of it if I wanted it.
My husband says that me not being sure of a color combination is not a good sign for that color combination.
And of course colors influence each other, and in the original plan they would have been all over each other, interacting constantly, but now they’re going to be off in their separate corners.
Like two-year-olds in parallel play?
Okay, these are (the most flattering, frankly, of the) nighttime photos but then the finished thing will be used day and night. So there’s that.
The real answer is to just go buy more purple and not fuss any more about it.
The real question is, do they have more. At the rate this Pythagorean pattern is eating yardage I’d need (yow) the whole rest of the bag.
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