Color Inspiration Week 6: Fallen Clouds (+ Fall 2017 collection sneak peak!)

I think I've become a bit obsessed with this palette. I've used the yarn in this post for two out of the four pieces of my Fall 2017 collection (coming soon!) & I'm sure I'll use it for many more projects in the future.

I've been doing a lot of traveling lately, & the finicky summer weather has made the ever changing landscapes across the Midwest even more varied than usual. Yesterday, Grayson & I were driving back from visiting his family in Ohio & the sky was all over the place. When we left it was a lovely bright blue, then it got stormy & dark, & finally we ended up with this dynamic, cloudy beauty as we drove into Chicago.

 

Pantone Color Palette

One of my favorite things about the sky is that it's different every time you look up at it. At sunrise & sunset it can be filled with colors that you didn't even know could occur in nature, & throughout the day it can fade from bright grey to brilliant blue & every shade in between. I loved the look of the sky as I shot these photos because it contained so many levels of tones & shades.

 

Yarn Connections

This week's yarn is a bit different from past weeks, because I'm actually actively working with it (& I can't get enough of it!). I love that Madelinetosh offers the same rich colorways in different weights & fiber contents, because the dye takes differently to each specific base. Below, you can find a few photos of the yarn itself (from the amazing shop Loop London or myself, photos credited as such) & a taste of my Fall 2017 collection, all featuring the colorway Fallen Cloud.

 From left to right: Madelinetosh colorway Fallen Cloud in lace weight Prairie (100% merino wool), fingering weight Merino Light (100% merino wool), & sport/DK weight Pashmina (75% wool, 15% silk, 10% cashmere). Photos by  Loop London .

From left to right: Madelinetosh colorway Fallen Cloud in lace weight Prairie (100% merino wool), fingering weight Merino Light (100% merino wool), & sport/DK weight Pashmina (75% wool, 15% silk, 10% cashmere). Photos by Loop London.

 Part of my Fall 2017 collection, this design utilizes 3 different weights of yarn (sport/DK, fingering, & lace) to create a breathable, loose knit fabric that is layerable & versatile.

Part of my Fall 2017 collection, this design utilizes 3 different weights of yarn (sport/DK, fingering, & lace) to create a breathable, loose knit fabric that is layerable & versatile.

 There are many ways to wear this piece, but this one is my absolute favorite. More photos (with models, so you can visualize it all better!) coming soon.

There are many ways to wear this piece, but this one is my absolute favorite. More photos (with models, so you can visualize it all better!) coming soon.

 This skein of Madelinetosh DK Twist (100% wool) in Fallen Cloud was on my to-do list last week, & it has since been knit up into another piece of the Fall 2017 collection: a perfectly slouchy beanie. The skein of Quince & Co.  Puffin  in undyed Egret to the right was also knit up into a new piece, but more on that later. And, of course, the bloom coffee mug (my favorite!) is available for purchase  here  & also on  Etsy .

This skein of Madelinetosh DK Twist (100% wool) in Fallen Cloud was on my to-do list last week, & it has since been knit up into another piece of the Fall 2017 collection: a perfectly slouchy beanie. The skein of Quince & Co. Puffin in undyed Egret to the right was also knit up into a new piece, but more on that later. And, of course, the bloom coffee mug (my favorite!) is available for purchase here & also on Etsy.

 
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