I wrote a big long post last night that was all scheduled for this morning, but now here I am retyping the thing because it has somehow disappeared. Lovely. So, you're going to get the highlights:
~ This is the 2nd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop.
~ Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati is a prolific inspirer and is our host for today.
~ Erin invited participants to choose from 12 color families.
~ I picked pink, even though that's not really a "winter" color and I wasn't sure what would happen.
~ Erin chose personalized palettes designed by Jessica Colaluca of Design Seeds.
~ My palette, called "sweetened tints," is based on a cupcake. Awesome.
~ I love the recycled sari ribbon from Darn Good Yarn.
~ I just happened to have a brand new (can you have a "brand new" thing of something recycled?) skein of ribbon called "Fall Nightfall" that has all my cupcake colors.
~ I am recently obsessed with crocheting little shapes with a big hook.
~ After making a pile of little shapes out of ribbon, I picked one to create a pin.
~ The ribbon bits + steel wire + random pearls = pretty bit for atop a scarf or coat.
~ The hardest part of the whole thing was the actual pin piece; had to make it big enough to hold up the "flower" and smooth enough to keep from ripping up whatever it's pinned onto.
~ I wanted to display it on a cool and creamy (buttercreamy, specifically) scarf but didn't get it done; hence, the pictures are all posed on a half completed scarf and it's accompanying yarn.
~ If I didn't have to go put on camouflage to go to the office, I'd wear this right now!
~ Because I think the ribbon is so awesome, I want to give some away from my stash, a few yards of each of my faves.
~~ (This is a sub-bullet...this is how we write at work! haaaaaaaaaa) Leave a comment and tell me something funny and I'll draw from the comments on Friday to pick a winner.
~ There are a ton of other great inspired bloggers out there...go see their goods:
~ Thank you to Erin for hosting, Jessica for coming up with amazing palettes, my blog friends for being a piece of the party, and my blog readers/commenters for coming along for the ride!