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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 05/13/2005 :  9:10:49 PM  Show Profile Send Eniyan a Private Message
I felt sorry for this lonely folder and as it turns out I'm only a few post away from becoming a "Chatty Knitter."

I found this great site for color combinations that allows you to play around with three colors at a time. Good for trying to plan out colorful rovings.



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Posted - 05/14/2005 :  12:46:26 AM  Show Profile Send mwyn a Private Message
Congratulations on being a chatty knitter! Interesting site. I'm dabbling in stained glass now & this will come in useful for that as well as knitting.

One who works with his hands is a laborer. With hands & head; a craftsman. With hands, head & heart an artist. (Paraphrase St. Francis of Assissi)
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Posted - 05/14/2005 :  07:36:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message
Very cool, thanks for the link. I often get stuck in color combo ruts, going back to the same old favorites again and again. Even if I'm making a conscious choice to be daring!


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Knitting Fever
Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 05/14/2005 :  08:35:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Knitting Fever's Homepage Send Knitting Fever a Private Message
Love it! Thanks for sharing - I love gadgets/programs like that. I know what you mean about graduating to chatty knitter - I am trying to get to Gabber Extraordinaire, and I think I'm getting pretty close here.

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Honorary Angel

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Posted - 05/14/2005 :  08:55:16 AM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
Great tool. Thanks!....and congrats "Chatty Knitter".

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Posted - 05/14/2005 :  1:19:36 PM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
Originally posted by Luann

Very cool, thanks for the link. I often get stuck in color combo ruts, going back to the same old favorites again and again. Even if I'm making a conscious choice to be daring!


I have the same problem (who'd a thunk, huh?). What I did with SnLs wrap was to take all my balls and put them in a box. When it;s time for a colour change, I reach in without looking and grab. That's gonna be next. Now, of course, I have to resist the urge to say "but I just used that one, let me try again"!

I just love playing with colour. (and have the blue and red hands to prove it)

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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 05/15/2005 :  2:52:25 PM  Show Profile Send RiverRock a Private Message
It's funny, I am an art major but in knitting colors is very different. I'm sure it is the same for Quilters too. A few years ago I had to take my color theory class over again. That is when I learned or maybe understood the difference between light-color blending and optical blending.

Knitting and color blending on a drum carder are all optical blending. Think Impressionist painters. To make green you blend blue and yellow yarn to gether but the colors don't actually blend like they do in paint or light so they are always playing off each other. Deb Mentz book is a really great book for optical blending and understanding. I took her color workshop years ago, before her book came out it was facinating.

BTW, I love the link too! Thanks for posting it.
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