Yesterday Meg gave me a couple of sample skeins of Evolutions to knit up for her. This is part of switching her listings to a new style where several yarns or rovings are shown in the same picture. Looking at the finished swatches made me think again of how much more color there is in my life now that Meg is a yarn dyer. And lately, there’s even more – her new dyes are more vivid than the old ones. I love color, so it suits me! Plus, of course, there’s the constant fascination with how different the same dyes look on different yarns and rovings.
Here is a swatch of Ember on Playful:
And here is a cowl made out of Ember on Muse, one of the yarns that doesn’t take too much color:
And when it comes to color, one of the major issues is that photographing colors is difficult. I for one am not at all good at it. Here are two photos of my other recent swatch, Circle on Duchess. This one gives a pretty good feel for the green:
Whereas this one is better for the other colors, particularly the purple:
But I sure couldn’t get it all right at the same time! I really should spend some time getting better with photography and particularly with color values, since I have such gorgeous colors to shoot. Here is a shot, fairly accurate, of a very old version of this colorway:
It’s not what it used to be. I love the new version!