The inspiration for this week’s ripple is a palette of paint colors that I clipped out of a magazine. This combo is called ‘Summer Carnival’, which promises to “Bring the look of geraniums indoors.” Hunh?
I love these Valspar Signature color names: ‘Late Day Sun’, ‘Gilded Pesto’, – Gilded Pesto? lol. – ‘Very Berry’, ‘So Long Shadow’, and ‘Pensive Plum’.
My acrylic yarn palette matches, more or less. Wintuk ‘Lt. Spring’ and Yarns Brunswick Windrush ‘Spring Leaf’ were as close as I could get to
Gilded Peso chartreuse.
The other colors’ names are, listed dark to light, RHSS ‘Light Berry, Lion Brand Sayelle ‘Dusty Rose’, Caldor Sayelle ‘June Rose’, Dawn Sayelle ‘Primrose’. I also used an anonymous light pink and two anonymous light yellows.
The hand-rolled balls of purple heather are 10 ounces of chenille yarn, harvested from a slightly used Coldwater Creek sweater. The Sal’s price tag that I found tucked in with the yarn said $3.99, but I’m quite sure that I wouldn’t have paid that much. It must have been a half-price day!
Emily, as usual, has been Very Helpful. It’s so funny how she lurks at the sidelines of a photo shoot, entering the scene,
- her third pass -
only once I’m using the camera! lol.
I had intended to alternate single pink and purple bands but, after completing one of each I decided to calm the design down, at least a little, by instead doing double bands.
I think that idea worked out well.