Thursday, September 30, 2010

Help!

I'm getting very serious about the Olivier Pullover.  Yesterday, I spent ages researching yarns and looking at color charts until my eyes crossed.  And I still can't decide. The thing about colors is that there are too many.  Henry Ford had it right:  black is enough.


I have some colors that I don't particularly like to wear - those would be anything in what my mother used to call 'earth tones'.   She was mad for golds, browns,  and beiges.  When I was a kid, it seemed to me that our whole house was decorated in those colors.  It was probably trendy but I grew to quite dislike these colors. 

My favorite color is red...but I have enough of that.  And, the tweeds don't actually come in real reds - or in my number two color which is yellow. 


This leaves me with blue.  It was my favorite color until I grew up, left home and discovered how many other colors there were in the big city.  But, blue denim is one of my favorite fabrics to wear and that's not just because of how comfy it is. 


Green makes me happy and I like almost every shade of green.  I have had several pieces of green clothing but find that I only have one left now.  And, gray is a work horse kind of color which goes with every thing. 
So, in this post are photos of the colors I have come down to -  but I can't make up my mind.  From the top: morning mist (I'd buy it for the name);  spruce;  and, slate.

Can you help?  Which one do you think would look best knit up into this pattern?  I've put a survey in the sidebar...you can vote for your choice.

10 comments:

Ginny said...

I voted for the first one, Morning Mist. This is because the second one is more of a muted teal, and the last one seems just a bit dark and drab. The first one is a bit lighter and more like your personality. That middle one IS pretty, though, I'd better go before I chnage my mind.

Icy BC said...

I like many different shades of green also. I pick the second photo too!

fabricfan said...

They are all great colours and would all look great on you.

Rudee said...

I liked the morning mist color, but have seen cables in gray. Gray is a perfect color for showing off your skill at twisting yarn!

deb said...

I like the classic look of gray with such a great classic sweater.

Andrea said...

I like the green for that pattern and for you!
I'm having a similar issue trying to find the right yarn to make the Arching Cables sweater. What colour? What kind of yarn?!

April said...

I kinda like Morning Mist.

Rose said...

I voted for slate, although I really like spruce too. Should I vote twice?

Mimi said...

Spruce does it for me, but I know it will look good in whatever colour you use.

Joanna said...

I'm fond of the greenish colour--the middle one--but you know me and green. Hands down, green.

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