Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shade of a shade of a shade

Tuesday February 26, 2013

I was having a colour fit today. Yes, we stitchers sometimes throw fits. Watch out for flung needles, knotted floss and tossed scissors. Just count your blessings we don't toss our cookies.

Who names colours? Maybe the more accurate question for stitchers is.... well at least for me today it was

Who the heck would put light blue AND light aqua in a kit? What's the deal with that?


Oh, I know.

The person that just loves it when you spend an afternoon trying to separate the two colours....

and then wind up thinking WHY? They are virtually indistinguishable shades to the naked eye.

I mean why bother putting them together when really they are just minimicronometres off in shades.
OK, so I made up a new word. We're talking somewhere between a yoctogram and a zeptogram off in the colour spectrum.

The same goes for the names of colours... light beige... off white...very light tan...airy cream....pastel mushroom....faint oatmeal....and the ever popular ......light neutral.

It's enough to drive you to a serious chocolate binge. But then again I don't need a reason for that.

I did need a reason of why I wasted an hour separating the two. Just had to prove to myself that I could do it.

And I did deal with it. I am so amazing. So modest too.

I could have just used ecru... but that's another story...

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  3 days left for the 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge on the WWFC blog  .... can I do it?.... can I do it?.... can I do it?.... can I do it?... can I do it?... that'll be another story :)


MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Faint oatmeal is my new favorite name for a color. Black, however, remains my favorite color.

Great little insight into the travails of a stitcher. :)

Ziva said...

Oh wow, it's a wonder you haven't overdosed on chocolate yet, faced with challenges like that.

P.J. said...

Have you any fuchsia?

nickyf said...

How do you stay so humble in the face of such awesomeness? ;-)

I'm with Ziva on this one... that was a moment to break out the chocolate if ever there was one.