The Lotus Moon CAL starts in just two days! I’m so excited and nervous. Are you ready? Did you choose your colors yet?
The original colors (which you can read all about in my last post) are extremely popular! I’m glad so many of you liked them enough that you want to reproduce the same afghan. It makes my little heart swell! But as you can imagine, I spent a lot of time with those colors. I mean… A LOT. And we need a little break from each other to freshen and revive our relationship.
So, I’ve decided I want to make something a little different for the CAL. I’ve chosen the above palette that I’m calling “Midnight Glow” for my own LMT CAL afghan. The colors I’ve chosen are, again, all Vanna’s Choice yarn because I am so fond of it and it’s easily available to me. Since it’s not so easily available to others I’ll include a description of the colors in case anyone would like to match them in another brand.
From left to right:
- Navy (darkest blue)
- Eggplant (a deep reddish purple)
- Purple Mist (a marled or stonewashed purple*, matches the Eggplant well)
- Olive (a deep and warm olive green)
- Dusty Green (a medium green, on the warm side)
- Seaspray Mist (a marled or stonewashed* lime green)
- Fisherman (a creamy off white)
- Duckie (here I go again with the discontinued colors… but this buttery yellow is easy to find in other brands. The next color, Mustard, works equally in this round, but doesn’t glow quite as much)
- Mustard (a warm rich yellow, not too bright, not too sunny)
- Honey (a honey brown, very warm)
- Rust (a rust orange, lots of brown)
*No, marled and stonewashed yarns are not the same. And these Vanna’s “Mist” colors are more along the lines of stonewashed. But if you plan on duplicating any of these colors, marled yarns will give a similar effect.
Each of these colors will be used for one round of the octagon motif (except Seaspray Mist will be used for two rounds). Check out my sample octagon:
What do you think? I’m pretty happy with it. My hope is that the dark background will make the white flowers glow. And this baby, I’m keeping for myself.
If you have more ideas for color palettes, I would love to hear about them! Join us for the CAL – even if you don’t plan to CAL (or if you plan to make the afghan at your own pace) we’d love for you to join the party, share your colors, your ideas, and especially pictures of your work. Find the CAL group on Facebook under the name Lotus Moon CAL, and get your copy of the Lotus Moon Tiles afghan pattern on Ravelry.
Until next time,