I love teal – well, I love all colours period. But each time I make a new scarf using a different colour spectrum, I fall in love all over again!
I was explaining this to my hubby as I showed him the two scarves. I was almost salivating with delight at the colours and how the two designs had turned out. He just looked at them, looked up at me over his spectacles and said:
“It must be a girl thing.”
I was so delighted with the shining jadey-turquoisey colours that I totally ignored the potential sexist argument thing, thinking – there must be millions of people, male and female, around the world who would feel the same over two new colourful creations. Some men love colours and creating – some women can’t bear arty farty stuff.
You can’t generalise, which is what Baz tends to do. So I brought him back to a more personalised perception of the whole thing.
“No. It’s a me thing.”
But that’s what makes the world go around isn’t it – the differences as well as the similarities!
So, here are pics of the two teal scarves. I made them on tissue silk, with merino rovings, lots of silk tops and a dimensional yarn.
The zigzag one may remind you of a white one I made recently, with the teal highlights and pattern. This one is a commission for a jeweller who has a stand at the markets I attend – Glasshouse Market – we have traded our wares with each other: a scarf from me for a bracelet from her.
I love bartering.