My new friend Debbie in California is excited about doing the Fox Paws knitalong but has struggled with color selection. She ordered a pile of Gloss Fingering yarn from Knit Picks and, after sifting through, nothing seemed to click. Then she saw this photo and it all came together.
(Does anyone have a credit for this photo?)
She selected these yarns plus black to make her project:
We conferenced online to walk through the process of creating her color scheme. I’ll share with you some of the screenshots of our collaboration.
She wasn’t sure it captured the colors correctly so I tried again for a lighter green:
More true to life, Debbie said. She told me she was surreptitiously holding her yarn up to her iPhone and hoping no one saw her…
I opened up Xandy Peter’s coloring page for Fox Paws in MS Paint and pasted in the palette. We tried for the first color, purple as A. Then, tested out yellow as the border color.
She liked it! We filled in all of the D as yellow. Now, what should border the yellow?
First we tried blue to border the yellow.
Not our favorite. We tried black. Better!
Next decision, what to border the black? We went for the bold blue.
We both loved it! That left only to fill in the green. It worked beautifully:
And here’s the final jpeg of the image that she can use when she knits her Fox Paws:
Happy knitting, Debbie! We want lots of photos!
Follow Debbie’s project here.
For an in-depth explanation of using Paint to plan your Fox Paws colors, click here for my earlier blog post, Playing With Colors.