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Color Group: Fresh

We are into the new year, into the first week of the first month. The excitement brings a reinvigorated focus to better ourselves and negative things around us. What was old is new again, much like this month’s color inspiration: Weathered Wood. This Fresh color palette calls to mind the brisk January mornings… perhaps the same mornings many of us are out walking or running in order to reach our recent resolutions. We hope this cool yet inviting palette inspires you to whip up some warm projects this month.

The featured yarns are from Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice collection. Shown above in both solids and “mists”, Vanna’s Choice is the perfect for most projects because it is the perfect balance of budget friendly and acrylic softness.
1) White
2) Pearl Mist
3) Taupe Mist
4) Silver Grey
5) Espresso

Vanna’s Choice continues to branch out, recently releasing a Vanna’s GlamourTM collection, giving you even more options to create your own Fresh color story. Mary and I are anxiously waiting for Vanna to come out with a bulky yarn, fingers crossed!

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Color Group: Unique

I was compelled to make this week’s color inspiration bright and bold given we are in winter and for most that means a dark and dreary season. Emerging in the US in the later part of the 1950’s, the Pop Art movement turned tradition on its ear making way for contemporary culture . I love everything pop art represents. From it’s vibrant and daring use of primary colors to the unabashed way it stands apart from the crowd. The yarns chosen for this pairing do just that. Each fantastic in their own way and begging to be made into some sort of fashion statement.

1) Colors of Fabric 2 by tjt unraveled; this yarn’s bold primary palette really packs a punch. The variegated colors go from bright reds to dark brown/blacks much like the comic book inspired art of Roy Lichtenstein.

2) Soprano by marion; the perfect pop art palette that calls to mind Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe in Hot Pink work of art. The blacks, reds, pinks and of course the yellows blondes.

3) Hello Kitty by zucchero filato; there’s something sweet and tactile about this art yarn. The exploration of color and texture makes you want to interact with it… much like the fantastic sculptures of Claes Oldenburg.

4)Koigu Yarn from betty’s loft; The quantity and intensity of the colors in this yarn made me instantly think of my favorite Pop Artist Jeff Koons. What’s my favorite piece you ask? Anything in his Celebration series especially Play-Doh.

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