Pantone colour of the year 2020

The Pantone colour of the year 2020 is timeless

19-4052 Classic Blue

Great colour for us because we spin by the sea. We have ocean views and the classic blue is often there before our very eyes. It is a colour we spin and then we like the turquoises too. Blue is a good, classic colour.

According to Color Wheel Pro :

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

You can read more about blue on their website.

 

Woven scarves

woven scarves Christinewoven scarves KarinIt has been great seeing the woven scarves Christine and Karin have made from their spun wool. The colours are good but there is a lovely softness  and warmth to them. John has constantly encouraged us to get back to weaving if we have those skills but he also tries to inspire us with simple ideas if we don’t have the skills. He turns out all sorts of lovely scarves which we have featured and made us enthusiastic about woven scarves.

Both Christine and Karin have finished their scarves off neatly with a fringe and it really makes a difference to the look. These are lovely fashion items and the well chosen colours mean they would dress up any outfit.

This table top scarf which, we have featured before, is a good way to get started on a woven scarf. The yarn will determine the look! It is in your hands.

Where did you get that hat?

We have had some lovely hats over recent meetings.

Alexis had knitted and felted two very stylish hats. We loved the lime green colour of the top middle but the oatmeal one drew a lot of attention too because it just looked so good and was a perfect hat for a smart winter outfit. Middle bottom are Anne’s ribbed beanies. She spun the wool and the colours are striking and interesting. Good colours to cheer up winter! Top left is Hilary’s beret . So colourful and cheery. She spun leftover tops and don’t they look effective as they have been knitted up? Far left are Maria’s beanies from her spun wool. The purple and yellow looks good . It’s a visually interesting pattern. At the bottom she is making a gelati coloured beanie. Such a fun look with those colours. Winter does not have to be dull.

Lovely beanies

 

Both of these beanies are really interesting and look and feel nice. On the left is Sheila’s long tail beanie. She dyed  and spun the wool herself and it really has an interesting look with a well chosen palette of colours. In real life you look at all those colours and are fascinated by them. It is warm and soft. Sheila made the decision to add the turquoise stripes to give the hat a colour lift and we agreed she had done the right thing. That turquoise looks good . All the handspun wool gives it a good texture and it will naturally protect you from the elements.

Wendy’s hat is on the right. It is for really cold days. She had some spun grey wool that she liked but thought it wasn’t a good enough colour by itself to make something. What she did was knit in slivers of hand dyed silk which she had. It has worked out really brilliantly. The hat is warm, soft and the colours are not overstated. Again, a good decision with colour choices.