The Perfect Green
Green has always been my favorite color. Even though it’s not a great color for me to wear. As a knitter, I have long looked for the perfect green.
In Search of the Perfect Green
I was sitting in one of my standard places where I knit. I looked across the room to a gift I got this past holiday (the bowl in the feature photo above).
The sun was streaming in on a slant which showed off two different aspects of the green color of this bowl. The bright green bag behind it and the tan graphic design on the bowl helped show off the richness of the green glaze on this bowl. The rich, smooth and lustrous green made me quite happy. And honestly, this isn’t usually the shade of green that catches my attention.
I usually gravitate toward the more sharp and bright greens. I describe my favorite greens as acid-y or toxic-waste-slime-green.
Automatically on a chart like this, I get excited with colors like Green Lizard or Sheen Green. And when picking out yarn, I often do the same.
The bottom-left two balls of yarn would definitely be my preferred choices.
But today’s view of the bowl made me realize that I admire greens in relation to other colors and shades. It’s probably true of all colors, but since I focus mostly on green, I see the impact of putting something green next to other colors makes all the difference.
You can see this a lot in the Double Hitch shawl I’m working on with the various greens in the Uneek Fingering yarn.
I love when the colors I use in my knitting can make me so happy.
Made a lot of progress on the Double Hitch shawl by Martina Behm.
Truly loving the colors in this colorway of Uneek Fingering. Unexpected, and really beautiful together. I was rather surprised to find I had never made a Hitchhiker by Martina Behm before. But Close To You and Anica are both very similar in shape. The Double Hitch and the Hitchhiker are just less lacy.