May 9, 2012

Color Affection #2

Color Affection #2

Color Affection #2

You may remember that back when I knitted my first Color Affection, I said I would knit another one with drapier yarn and more saturated colors, and here it is. After I recently started collecting Wollmeise, I realised it would be the optimal yarn choice both for colors and drape. Particularly the 100% Merino Superwash in fingering weight. The colors are Golden Pear for the main color, Zimtapfel for the first contrasting color and WD Gianduia for the second. A fairly autumnal color range for a spring project. After my first Color Affection gained unexpected popularity on Ravelry, I'm interested to see how this version is received in comparison.

The Ravelry project page

16 comments:

  1. I'll be curious too. I think that some projects become popular because they are

    1. Well photographed, which yours always are.
    2. Hit a "sweet spot" popularity-wise. Your first color affection was finished less than two weeks after the pattern was made available to Ravelry as a whole, so a lot of people saw it because it was one of the only finished projects for that pattern. Now there are literally thousands of Color Affections to browse, so I suspect this one will be less popular.

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    1. I agree, my first Girasole was pretty popular probably because I knit it fairly soon after the pattern was released, and then I was kind of disappointed when my second one two years later was kind of ignored in comparison, and I've noticed the same pattern of popularity with some other projects.

      Sometimes, however, I'm completely surprised by what turns out popular and what not. My first Color Affection was one of those. It wasn't anywhere near one of my favorite finished projects, it wasn't a difficult pattern (which seems to be one predictor of project popularity), and I thought the colors were boring, but yet it's by far my most favorited project on Ravelry. Go figure.

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    2. I see you're doing a Quill now? I am too. That would be a project likely to get a lot of favorites, as it has the right combination of a popular designer, new patterns, and few completed projects.

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    3. LOL! And add to that a new, sought-after colorway of Wollmeise as the yarn used. As embarrassing as it is to admit, I do sometimes choose to knit a new pattern shortly after its release because that way my project will get more attention.

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  2. Well, this will be in my favorites as soon as I finish typing this comment. I LOVE the colors of this new shawl! Is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats.

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  3. Oh, beautiful!
    Just say hello from Paris, we love your projects and your blog here!!!

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  4. It's absolutely stunning! I really love your colour choices for it.

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  5. It's absolutely beautiful! I've never bought from Ravelry before, but I don't think I can resist this pattern much longer! I'll have to get my heart high enough to work out how to do it. Then I'll just have to worry about making good colour choices like yours :)

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    1. It's not a difficult pattern, and if you need help, there are hundreds of people who've already knitted it who can help you out :).

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this pattern!

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  7. I think this one may be my favorite! You are always brilliant with your color selections.

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