The slo burn was to create a "quick" freeform piece comprised of my newly evolved
motifs: houses, wings and a return to flat dolls. I had several motifs already in the deliciously cream with undertones of butter, Cloud. I knew I wanted to make my take on the Russian leaves, and leaf-making approach -- mainly the ones that aren't like anything I've ever seen, not even Irish Crochet, those are in one of my favorite Elann colors 1477-- a subdued yellow green. Then, for dark there is the evocative Fairytale, a sort of burgundy meets pink, red grape meets raspberry, luscious. And I wanted a yellow. So here's where i pause.
I didn't want to place an order and needed just one skein of a light yellow. Honey
in Knit Picks merino looked just right on the screen. So i bought it from a Raveler.
When it arrived it was much more intense a yellow that on screen, but i pushed ahead and made motifs in.
Suddenly the balance of the narrative was off. Yes, yes, I wanted yellow, but this one
white it worked fine with the cream and the green, it undid the pinks and raspberrys.
And I came to the hard decision to not use it.
Removing all the place the shapes filled, hurt. But the glowing, Crayola pile
of these nearly school bus-colored bits, assured me that it was only the commitment to push my color boundaries that made me include it.
If it were for art, I would have left them in, but I knew they would burn and itch
and annoy me over time... I don't know why but they just didn't fit.
So now my quick project will take longer than I hoped. Yet,
I'm learning as I go -- and the project gave me several new patterns
that I'll discuss in greater detail in another post: houses, wings, new leaves, flat dolls.