Saturday, October 14, 2017

Color Controversies

  The internet has been buzzing about the latest color controversy, the Pink/White/Teal/Grey Shoe. If you're wondering how these things happen, it's all in the lighting and camera settings of a photo. I'm not here to debate the colors with you... I'm just bringing you the yarn-y version of this little trick.

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  If you thought by that first picture that the yarn is lavender and mauve, then perhaps you should have a look at a different photo:

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  Now, I think with the next picture you can see there's something off in the coloring. But if you weren't already aware that we are playing games here, you might think that yarn is purple and white:

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  So, exactly what color is it???

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  Pink and purple?

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  Or grey and blue???

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  Does your mind start to adjust to the differences in white balance with each new look?

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  Or are you just as confused as some were over that famous dress that caused arguments around workplace water coolers?

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  And what if I throw in another choice in shades of pale lavender?

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  Or possibly one that looks almost brown?

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  Well, regardless of what colors you think this yarn is, at least I may have distracted you from realizing that I bought more yarn. But I have an excuse because it's a new yarn to me, and I wanted to share it with you. We'll see what it becomes...

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  But not until I'm done with the pattern for the original reason I went yarn shopping: I started a blanket for Rip van Winkle's grand-baby, but decided to add some contrast to this one-color project. I almost - almost - made it out with only what I needed, then saw the Shawl in a Ball by Lion Brand. I couldn't resist and I needed the yarn therapy after Irma. It's good to finally be crocheting again. The yarn hoarding? Maybe not so much...

Happy Crocheting!

PS - Never mind the four bins I've stored in Dad's garage... It's not really yarn hoarding if I only bought one ball, is it?
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4 comments:

  1. Most definitely no hoarding - it's just 1 (ONE) ball of yarn. Can one "hoard" 1 ball of yarn at all? Happy to read you're up to yarn therapy again after Irma! It's the best therapy I know of!
    Big hug,
    Marjan

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    1. LOL ;) Thanks, Marjan! I was sort of looking at the yarn hoarding thing as a whole, since some might say I don't need ANY more with those bins full and taking up needed space... But I'm sure I'll crochet them into something soon, anyway. :)
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Looking good!! I'm so glad that you have your crochet back for distraction and comfort. Enjoy your therapy! :-)

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    1. It is soooo good to get back to crocheting, and I am so enjoying it. Thanks, Sigrid!

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