These days I find myself contemplating colorways . . . which ones should I retire or send on sabbatical, which new ones can I bring on board. Sometimes my decisions are based on inventory and sales records - what sold well and what didn't. Other times it's purely subjective - I'm bored with that color so it's out of here.
New colorways usually involve a bit of research and plenty of experimenting.
It's a fine line between the different color combinations. And what you see on paper doesn't always transfer to yarn. Often the written formulas are only a springboard for what actually ends up in the dye pot. Some of the best colorways happen by accident.
Dyeing yarn samples is the next step. I was pleasantly surprised with this combination.
I'm rather smitten with it, and I'm not usually a pink person.
And this one shows potential.
A new colorway may get thumbs up or thumbs down. Either way it's all fun.