The other day I started a new, 2-color project. After I had both colors in play, I hit the pause button and took a little break.
This is Pure Joy. I was pondering the contrast between the two colors. It's subtle, and sometimes subtle is OK. But is that the look I really wanted? I took a quick glance at the Ravelry project pages for this pattern. Often it's helpful to see what others have done . . . it helps me clarify what I do and don't like for a particular pattern.
This project is on a tight deadline. I hated to interrupt the flow of forward progress, but I've played that denial game before - thinking I'll like it better if I just keep going. More often than not I'm only delaying the inevitable. Experience has taught me it's better to deal with it right away so I don't have to rip out hours of work.
After I thought about it for a bit, I made a color substitution. And guess what. This was my initial choice for a color combination when I started the project. I should have known.
Casapinka has designed a new shawl with Lillian and is hosting a giveaway over on Instagram. Check it out. The winners will be chosen on Monday.
Life isn't always like a bowl of cherries, but here they are for this week's color inspiration.