The Mystery of Color

by | Apr 25, 2009 | Uncategorized

Why do some colors photograph well and even easy and some no matter what you do you can’t capture the color? I’m sure there is a nifty scientific explanation, but it sure is vexing. I’ve gotten pretty good at gimp so I can easily make simple color adjustments, but sometimes the true color just evades me. I have a gorgeous skein of deep turquoise Semi Precious yarn, but I can’t make the color right so I can’t list it.
And then we have these socks. Which are not icky gray brown, they are a rich, deep, chocolatey brown with hints of purple. But can I capture it? No. Not even with my lightbox or outdoor afternoon “golden hour” sun. So imagine chocolate when you look at these pictures…


On this photograph I can gimp it up so that the green is true and lush, but the socks still look greyish brown. I don’t get it!


And this one is for Sugarbee. Who yells at me for knitting my own patterns in the small sizes to save time, when I really should have a very nice wardrobe of socks. I made this one my size, and I actually plan to knit the second one. I love these socks that much.


And the good news for you, gentle reader? I’m working on the pattern for these Broken Chocolate Bar Socks and they are gonna be a freebie! So watch this space.

1 Comment

  1. Kim

    I wanted to tell you how wonderfully written your pattern for broken chocolate bar socks is. I am an experienced knitter but it was a joy in well written simplicity. I find some patterns are made to be harder than they have to be. It was a wonderfully easy sock to knit and was a relaxing treat to read a pattern that is just that-a pattern. (excuse me—recipe) 🙂 I got it from ravelry and am very glad that I chose it!!Your work is wonderful and I will be looking for more patterns (receipes) of yours.


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