I didn’t see that coming...
Now see, this is why I like working with yarn. You’re stitching away, minding your own business with a charming K2P2 ribbing, and then suddenly you see it: a fetching color shift.
Without your realizing it, the yarn has made a subtle, dare I say elegant, shift of hue, adding a dimension to your project you didn’t even know was going to be there. I love the slight darkening of the shade that took place just above the stitch shift. I’m not sure the camera does it any justice–it looks like it’s just the tighter density of the stitches, but no, there’s a color change in there–you’ll have to take my word for it.
I love that I didn’t see it coming. I love the depth and texture it adds to the color. I knew the color on the sample Susie showed me back at Kirkwood Knittery changed color–that one had a dramatic color change. I thought mine wouldn’t have a shift, but I was wrong.
Normally, I really enjoy being right. But today, being wrong is a delicious surprise. I have to speak at a writer’s conference in two weeks, and I have a light blue jacket that’s just begging to be adorned with this collar. Yes, I like clothes, but for me they are mostly just the backdrop for knitted scarves, neckwarmers, shawls, vests…you get the picture.