Ok. So I need to make a decision on this contrast color thing stat. I did some serious stash diving yesterday (can I just interject that it feels awesome to have a stash that is actually useful in times like this? It took years to build up the yarn reserves and I’m just thrilled I don’t have to buy anything else to complete this project. I don’t know if that makes me cheap or thrifty but either way I’m happy.). Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
Some green possibilities:
Some purple/pink possibilites:
A brown possibility:
And a burgundy red possibility:
The brown is what I initially thought I would like but it’s just too…brown. The darker colors in the handspun are much more red:
So I think that’s out.
So then I tried the pinks/purples… This pink one is waaaay brighter than in the picture:
I don’t think I can pull off a bright pink and bright green shrug. One bright is plenty for someone who is in their late 20’s I think.
I like the color of this pink/purple:
But Matt thinks it clashes and he has a good eye for these types of things.
The dark purple seemed to be close:
Although the darks in the handspun are much more red than purple. Not sure that matters, though, since the deep purple looks good with the bright green.
None of the greens really did it for me except for this one:
But as Matt put it “the olive would work but it’s just not that interesting.” No. No, it’s not. But how interesting does a shrug need to be?
The one we both kept going back to was actually one I pulled out thinking “there’s no way this will work”:
But it totally does. It’s called medieval red and it’s honestly the same exact shade as the reds in the handspun. I think it picks those up quite nicely…
So basically I’m deciding between those last three:
Dark purple - I like it but it might not be quite right with the handspun
Olive – while uninteresting is still nice
Medieval Red - matches the handspun yarn perfectly but might be a bit much with the red and green
What do you guys think?
Oh and I decided defiantly not to do the ribbing in handspun. I think the smooth commercial yarn will set off my less than perfect spinning in a really nice way…