I thought I’d give you a peek into the process of choosing the colors for this month’s Tiger Club. Sometimes I already have something in mind, but for this month I looked around for inspiration. Always a good thing to look at are the Pantone color forecasts. I like several of the palettes I found, and they may become future Clubs or regular colorways. This one caught my eye for this month:
I knew I wanted to do something 3 color because of the SAL/KAL I want to do (more on that soon), so I narrowed this palette down to Navy Blue, Grey, and Gold. I then put those into an image search. Here’s one favorite from that:
But then I saw the picture of the Blue Angels, and knew I had the perfect color set and inspiration. I love watching the group fly, and have a soft spot for the Navy, as my dad served with them.
For the yarn, I have a brand new yarn. It is 100% Merino, and three plies. It is a tad thicker than the Tiger Twist (which it will replace), so I have dubbed it Tiger Sport. It comes in at 330 yards per 4 ounces, but this really will be plenty for a pair of socks. To gild the lily, I’ve dyed the yarn in a new technique which will be debuting in the shop soon. Long repeating stripes, each area in a fun semi-solid, and slim bands of darker colors.
I hope you enjoy this month’s Tiger Club. If you aren’t in, pop over to the shop, there are a few openings for September Club. You have until the 15th to sign up.