Ooooooh. Noro yarn, yummy!
The pink/red skeins will be in a different project from the turquoise/purple/etc. ones. But yes, I like strong color combinations. Turquoise and emerald green and royal purple, turquoise and hot pink and pale green (but not a yellow green). Pure red with royal purple (thanks to a Wesley Dennis painting for Marguerite Henry's book _King of the Wind_, when I was a child.
I suspect that, as with music, part of it is hard-wiring of our individual neurologies so we actually see and experience color differently.
You sound like me in a craft shop ....
Noro silk yarn. (Drooooooools.) I'm waiting to come across the right pattern (and, ahem, more experience in my fingers) to justify buying some of that myself. It's sooooooo beautiful!
As we have all said, very loudly indeed, on Robin's blog, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH YARN!
Noro is brilliant, wish I could afford it!
Love the turquoise! Happy knitting!
I did mention it was on sale, right? I had been telling myself it was far too expensive for me, but there was the word SALE all over everything.
At this rate, you need to paint more rooms ;-)
More seriously, if you own yarn that - now that you've got a better idea of what you like and what you want to do with it - leaves you going 'meh', get rid of it. Donate it to a shelter or another good cause, and knit the yarns and projects that excite you.
Life's too short.
I plan to find it a good home, actually, but that involves dealing with my mother's incredible packing algorithm, which--when it meets my organizational black hole, explodes like matter & anti-matter in the same space. I open one of her meticulously organized and packed containers and suddenly half the room is full.
I want cooler weather for that, when dealing with yarn.
What you do with the red/pink variegated is buy more yarn. Find some solids that go with it and buy enough to knit something with stripes. (Says the impoverished voice of experience.)
Mary Anne in Kentucky
Noro is seriously addictive. Though I think I may be telling you this a little too late. They have the most amazing colours.
(eyes her own stash)
Yeah....too late for this, anyway.
The colors ARE gorgeous--that's what attracted me.
Would that be what they call 'noro virus'?
Yes, and it's thoroughly viral, but it's transmitted via yarn.
Terie--did you get my email I sent the other day? If not: it came, it's wonderful, and THANK YOU!
I did. I guess you didn't get my reply. I'll re-send it when I get home. And YW!