After two mind-numbing days, I’ve knitted two of the three blanks I need for the dark panels. As soon as I finish knitting the third (hopefully tomorrow!), I’ll take them out and dye them in the darker colors.
Which I have selected, starting from this puddle of samples:
and reducing to these nine colors:
I’m still considering the bluish purple that is in the middle of the bottom row. It’s really too blue for autumn purple, but overdyed with a warm wine red, I think it’ll work out nicely. I’m also debating the red at top left; it may be too assertive, fighting with the brighter panel for attention. On the other hand, since the collar will be purple, I don’t want to start in the purples, so red may work out just fine.
As a reminder, these colors are going into the darker panel:
Off to bed! I need a break from all that boring knitting. Tomorrow I’ll be fresh again, and can finish knitting up the last blank. And then, it’s off to dye!