I think I really like it. I really wasn’t sure that I wanted to have so much rose pink in a yarn for myself. But then again, I recall having knit the protoype for Calidez Cardigan in Berocco Inca Tweed in a color which has been woefully discontinued , I remember being disappointed I couldn’t find it again, and I really do think this spun English Rose Tweed is very similar, but not near as vivid.
Still, there it was in my brain that as I was spinning this test 25g spool I thought of how I would alter it if it is too color-intense. I thought; a little more white, and perhaps a splash of turquoise (or light blue & light green) to neutralize the deep pink. I really want to try that, so I decided to take half of one of the rolags here and blend it with some more white and turquoise (light blue & light green mostly), just to satisfy my curiosity. Here is the result of that , do you see it, on the right? It is rather subdued . . .
I wonder , did curiosity win in this case, and shall I proceed with the rest of the 450 grams by adding turquoise? Or shall I keep the original, and spin up the rest of the 500 grams?
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Incidentally, while I was walking up with my camera to the new house to go work this color test, I saw this most interesting mushroom right on the side of the road. I’ve never seen a mushroom sprout in August, but it has been rather humid lately. Istn’ it just beautiful? Does anybody know what sort of mushroom it is?
I really like the gray’s that came out.
There is SO much grey and grey brown in the mix, that I really think I’ll stay with the original, and not get it too tweaked with the turquoise. I have to spin 500g for myself, so I don’t want to take a big risk. xx
The mushroom is amazing!! I want to know what it is too!
Its nearly the same color of rose pink speckled on the top, and around the rim … how apropos for this post!
Reminds me of some of the fantastic ballroom gowns designed by Ginger Rogers.
I did not know she designed gowns! Fascinating!!!
My favorite was her ostrich feather gown in “Top Hat”. Fred Astaire hated it because it kept leaving feather bits all over his black tux. That mushroom very much reminded me of that dress!
Very intewesting! 😉
Okay, I’m all caught up I think…back from camping with my kooky family. We took a beautiful hike up in the Green Mountains of Vermont and saw some amazing mushrooms in a variety of shapes and colors. One looked like a spiney white coral. I can not identify mushrooms sadly…wild flowers yes, mushrooms, no.
That said, I’m a fan of rich deep colors, and the tea rose is beautiful. However, I like the soft blend with the white equally as much as the more pink version. Your eye for color is perfect, but if I had to pick just one it would be the pink one.
Some many choices…what’s a girl to do!
With the internet at hand, nobody has to be a mushroom numpty…lol. But I don’t care to search, knowing one of you out there would surely know. I’m so glad you like the more vivid one best, I think that’s going to be the keeper. XX
I like both versions very much, but think you should stick with the original. It’s lovely and warm.