Today, I bring you a little experiment in colour juxtaposition.  Here is my Soumak Shawl Wrap, worn with two sweaters, which are identical except for the colour.


The above photos were taken with me standing in the shade.  Here they are again with me standing in the bright sunshine:



Please note two things:  First, there IS bright sunshine today, on a Bank Holiday weekend, in England!  Never fear, dear readers, tomorrow we are expecting blustery winds, thunder, and hail!  We can rest easy that life goes on as expected.  Second, note that I am squinting. I am, after all, standing in the bright sunshine.

I had expected that the shawl would look warm against the orange sweater, and cool against the beige sweater.  Instead, I think that it looks warm in the sunshine and cool in the shade, regardless of the sweater colour.  See how the blues stand out in the shade, while the yellows stand out in the sun?

Why am I publishing this not very enlightening post?  Well, obviously, I have something important I should be doing today. Something other than knitting, or blogging about knitting, or driving my husband crazy asking him to take multiple photos of me, while I change sweaters back and forth and try not to squint in the sun.  (Like, perhaps, finishing a very important paper that I need to write…)  But you see, I am a master of procrastination.  Thus, this post.

Speaking of which, this is me, without a doubt:


Here’s hoping your procrastination techniques get some practice today!