Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Babette


Here are some of my Babette squares laid out. I didn't bother pulling out all the two-round squares. The blotchy square in the upper right uses up some of my handdyed yarn, as does the orange and pink square in the lower left. What are we thinking about the colours so far? I worry it somehow doesn't look cohesive. It's kind of fun though, and uses up all my spare yarns (it chews through them, actually).
I have some 4ply purple that I might double up and use a bit too.

The colours were chosen to match my bedspread, which is sage green and beige and kind of metallic (that's the best way to describe it. It isn't shiny, or satiny or anything) and so very difficult to match colours with. I've decided fuchsias, beiges (boring!) and aquas work with it all right. But then of course I worry the whole thing looks too feminine for Badly Coloured Boy. Luckily he's colourblind. I haven't asked him, but he probably thinks all those pinky-purples are actually 'reddy-blues'. He has trouble seeing secondary colours as something other than a composite of primaries. So while pink ('light red') is disliked, pinky purple isn't, because it isn't pink at all. It's a 'light reddy-blue'. Does that make sense? No? Ask to borrow him sometime, take him to the towel displays in a department store, and ask him to name each colour... Hours of fun.

6 comments:

littlemissmeshell said...

Oh wonderful! Looking fantastic, I want to start my Babette! =P

I really love the colours, they are your colours and you do them so well, I love the inclusion of the blues, and all the warm loveliness. Excellent!

Bibnbub said...

I have to say the colours do look great together when Ive seen you making the squares at snb.

On the colour blind front, so long as he can tell red from green your on a winner. My ex couldn't tell red from green which was a little scary when he was driving at night time (apparently they both look white at night).

Dawn said...

Looks gorgeous, far superior to the bedspread I'm making...

I've got my own colourblind boy, and he's exactly the same with the secondary colours - his mum first realised he might be colourblind when he coloured a cherry in lilac and was adamant it was red. It's apparently a more severe and rarer form of colourblindness and is far more apparent. Eg: "Can you get my red jumper off the sofa?" And I end up with a brown one.

Dy said...

Wow, you've made great progress and it's looking great! Gorgeous colour combos

KnitXcorE said...

awesome. i need to learn how to hook.

jazzyknits said...

wow, these look fantastic, well done, you've inspired me to pick up the hook again..