Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I'm up!

My last article is up over at Knitty: Cheating at Color Theory. The surprise patterns are also up, including a couple really nice pullovers.

For anyone new wandering in from Knitty, welcome! We're in the midst of a knit-along, making a steeked jacket in the "Elizabeth's Percentage System" style. Details in the side bar; click on the "Jacket Steek-Along" button. If you'd like to join, just say the word!

Otherwise, I'm playing mad scientist in my home, dyeing yarn to start up an Esty shop.

Welcome!

17 comments:

Bliss said...

Wow - what a terrific article! The idea of value is so much clearer to me now. Thanks!

Ann said...

I found your blog through the knitty article. Just wanted to say THANKS! This is the first article about color that's actually made sense to me. (Is it possible to be hue-blind, in the same way that a person can be tone-deaf? If so, that's me.)

Amy Lane said...

Wow--that's so awesome! I love the way you break things down--you do such a good job! (That doesn't mean that I'm not going to just keep trying and failing and wondering, but if I ever do gather all my shit in a basket, I'm definitely going back to your article to figure out where to put that basket!) Anyway, great article!

Bobo said...

Hi, I just found your site through your article on knitty. THANK YOU!!! This is the first time color MADE SENSE to me! You did an outstanding job explaining value and hue and now I get it! I'm off to play with the scanner now. THANKS!!!

maria said...

Same as the others--I just wanted to thank you for the article as well. It may be one of my favorite knitting-related articles ever! I'll be sure to keep reading your blog.

Catie said...

awesome job julie, yet again

Crimson said...

Fantastic article! Your explanation makes so much more sense than all those art courses did. Great job, and great article!

Bells said...

I'm so crap at colour. I just don't have the gift to be able to see what goes together. this is gonna help me a lot.

Nicole said...

This is a great article! I shared it with a friend at work who is a graphic designer for a magazine and she loved it. Hope to see more of your writing in Knitty!

Sheepish Annie said...

Heading over once I'm finished with the nightly blogging! Can't wait to read it.

Alwen said...

Dang -- scan & convert to grayscale? I can do that!

And am I the only one who has ever noticed how often Calvin (of "Calvin & Hobbes") 's parents wear Bohus sweaters?

Lee said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto! What a great article. The light bulb just lit up and I get it! Thank you.

Rae said...

LOVE the article. I read it right away. I'm definitely using your tips. They're very clear and understandable! (D'ya think they'd work for decorating my house???)

Jen said...

Oh yeah. I've taken classes on color (which were good classes), but really appreciate how you explain value and show real-honest-to-goodness good and bad knit examples. I work in a yarn shop...maybe I should warn the owners about knitters asking to scan yarn!

Laura B said...

great article! congrats!

Persnickety Knitter said...

I'll join the rest in thanking you for a very helpful article. I love the idea of scanning color cards. Thanks!

Kate A. said...

Thanks so much for this article! It's a revelation. And I even survived the bit about the terms. I'm still feeling a bit squidgy about what value actually *is*, but now that I know what to do with it, it doesn't matter. Awesome!