a stack of towels.
I really like the combination of colors in this photo that I cut from an old L.L. Bean catalog. Five plush bath towels in Blue Periwinkle, White, Collegiate Blue, Soft Teal and Dark Cranberry,
My similar-looking mix includes Red Heart Super Saver ‘Country Blue’, ‘White’, ‘Dusty Teal’, a couple of anonymous scrapballs of burgundy, and an anonymous dark blue/green from last October’s Historical Society tag sale. I recognized it by the handwritten weight tags stuck on each yarn cake – shown in the upper right-most bag of this photo of that day’s haul. (Each bag of yarn cost only 50¢!)
I decided on what ratio I wanted to help balance my five colors and then set the stripes in the same order as in the towel photo. – Why ‘fix’ something that’s not broken? lol
Repeating a five-color sequence over and over doesn’t make for a very fancy striping pattern, but I still find this one striking! That’s probably because these are the colors that decorate much of our home, but I also really like a couple of things that aren’t so obvious. . . Did you happen to notice that there are two shades of burgundy stripes? And what about the subtle differences in the widths of all the single-row stripes? For some reason this phenomenon shows more in the burgundy stripes more than the white ones, but both colors alternate wider/narrower because I alternated between crocheting a row from the front and then from the back of the blanket. Odd, but kinda cool.
What a geek I am to notice such things! LOL
I call this week’s ripple
Atlantic Blue Stripe
as that’s the name on the L.L.Bean striped towel laying to the left of the five solid ones in the catalog photo.