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A colorful Saturday

Yesterday was one of those perfect, busy Saturdays of which I rarely have. I typically stay home on the weekends for the most part but it’s nice to have something planned every once in a while. One of the many highlights yesterday included attending the first Color Theory Workshop held at Madtosh Crafts. Apparently in my excitement to attend the workshop I managed to be the first one signed up!

Amy Hendrix, president and creator of Madelinetosh, gave an amazing overview of color. History, perception, selection, and application of color… mind was swimming by the end. It was all so interesting! I love learning and this workshop opened up a whole new subject for me. I particularly enjoyed the part covering the history of color. It was astounding to see things in a new perspective in regards to color. I really had no idea how much it’s so ingrained in us as humans to incorporate color into our lives. Now I have a better understanding of why I love darker blues versus lighter blues.

Anyway, I could go on and on (and on) but I don’t want to spoil it for anybody who might be interested in taking the class later. All I can say is when the workshop is available again GO! It’s worth every penny ($30 is a bargain, believe me) and you get lots of good information that could help in all aspects of color pairing or choosing. This class isn’t just for knitters or fiber artists, it’s applicable to virtually anyone. I took it mainly to help with choosing fabrics for quilting but understanding color goes far beyond crafting.

In addition to getting to hear such an amazing lecture was meeting the other lovely ladies taking the class. I love meeting fellow crafters, everyone is so sweet and supportive! I tend to be somewhat socially awkward (maybe that’s part of my charm?) but it’s helpful when meeting others with a common interest in making something regardless of what that something is. :)

After the class I wanted to be good and not get anything but my eye caught the new Knitscene Accessories 2012 issue next to the door. I have been counting down the days till this issue was available so I totally snapped it up.

I’ll have to write a separate post detailing my favorites, it’s such a great issue! And with my new knowledge of colors and attempting to be a little more bold (bold meaning not picking blue or blue-green like always) I purchased a couple of mini-skeins of Tosh Merino Light in Scarlet (top) and Lai (bottom).

I have a few more mini-skeins stashed and hope to find a colorwork pattern to use them for. I’m thinking mittens, but who knows? It’s so exciting to come back to my stash and rethink color pairings in a whole new way. I need to cast on something soon, my fingers are feeling restless!

5 thoughts on “A colorful Saturday

  1. That workshop sounds fantastic! I recently bought a skein of Tosh Merino light and it’s just stunning. I can’t wait to see what you knit up!

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