May 13, 2006
It's like a disease really. I can't stop thinking about squares. Which is kind of funny because Ann and I are always having the discussion about how we're not really square people. (Knitting wise - not personality wise. If it's a personality thing well I'm so square I'm a freaking circle.) Whenever there's a call out for blanket squares or what not - we'd rather send money. It's a selfish thing admittedly and if that makes you shake your head and run the other way that's okay, but that's who I am. Even if it wasn't on the quiz. Anyway - here I am OBSESSED with squares. I finished another one last night:
And here are my two squares together:
Oh my GOD I can't stand how excited I am about this!!! I've already added another series of squares because I can't believe I forgot the TRADITIONAL log cabin layout. I was going through The Bible again last night and realized it was absolutely NECESSARY to the blanket.
Do you think it's bad if the blanket itself is not square-ish but rectangular? Ann wanted to know how I live with myself with these obsessions rolling around in my head and I told her it's not easy being
I ordered more yarn from Tina but I have to say I'm EXTREMELY pleased with how the yarn is knitting up and how far it's going.
There you see the Beryl ball (dark green) compared to the Jade ball. Having completed the square that is pretty much all Beryl I still have a decent amount left. The heavyweight skeins are 350 yds. and I'm definitely satisfied. I think I can get at least a couple more squares out of the Beryl - especially if I do the ones that don't have as much Beryl in them. Maybe even four then. I'm taking these squares with me on vacation tomorrow (and a sock or two) and I can't wait to see what I come back with! Two down - ten more to go!!! WHO KNEW garter stitch could be so much fun!?
On to more serious stuff: CONGRATULATIONS!
They won the Mnemonic contest. Cece was the random winner. Her entry was: Xylophonists aways carry various mallets. Which is actually quite true. And Steph's entry was: Can Victor Xerox my ass? I don't know why but this just totally cracks me up! There were other a bunch of other xerox my ass jokes, but for some reason this was it for me. Georgie laughed too, so that's a two thumbs up! Thanks everyone for playing! You were great!
And in case you didn't win that one - here's ANOTHER CONTEST for you!
When I was over at Kay's the other day and I was telling her about the contest I had for the book and how the winners were so happy she said HEY! GIVE AWAY ANOTHER ONE! So I am.
Check this out! It's the MDK PEACHES & CREME 12 PACK!
|Lemon-Lime/ Apple Green|
Light Green /Pink Lemonade
|Daisy Ombre/ Faded Denim|
Apparently, Peaches & Creme comes in 4 Packs - but they're all the same - they don't mix up colors in the packs. So Ann and Kay suggested to them that they might want to put together a package of various colors that appear in the book - and there you have the MDK 12 Pack. (To get your own t12 pack, assuming you don't win here, you can call the good people at Peaches & Creme and ASK FOR IT! YAY!)
Okay. How do you win the MDK book and 12 Pack? (By the way - the book is NOT SIGNED!) It's easy! Here is a link to the Peaches & Creme colorways. Now I want you to make up your own! THE NAME HAS TO HAVE OMBRE in it because I think that is just so silly. What's an ombre? So come up with your own colorway - end it in ombre and DESCRIBE THE COLORS! Leave the answers in the comments and I'll pick my favorite ten - then I'll consult with Ann and Kay, Peaches & Creme connoisseurs, to pick a winner. I'm off on vacation until Wednesday, so I'll keep the comments open until 11:59 PM EST on 5/17/06. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! (One entry per person please.)
Posted by Cara at May 13, 2006 12:12 PM
Topics: Log Cabin
leather brown, montana big-sky blue, dust grey-brown, and a bit of cream straw hat...
"Saddle Up, (h)Ombre"
Posted by: eliza at May 13, 2006 12:53 PM
Or pooh-inspired faded tan, blues, and yellows, with tigger orange and eyore purple, with a lot of honey...
"Today is a Day to Play Ombre"
I need to stop now. Ahem.
Posted by: eliza at May 13, 2006 12:56 PM
Shattered eggshell, yolk yellow, and gritty floor gray...
Posted by: Kathy at May 13, 2006 01:18 PM
not a contest entry --
you might be interested in Gwen Marston's books, "Twenty Little Log Cabin Quilts," and "Liberated Quilting," particularly the latter. She does neat things with log cabin design. You might also scan quilt books at your local quilt store; you'll quickly see which ones have real color and design sense.
Posted by: anne at May 13, 2006 01:53 PM
Ocean Tide Ombre; Kiwi green, Light Ocean Blue, and Navy Blue
Posted by: Loretta at May 13, 2006 02:04 PM
Posted by: melanie at May 13, 2006 02:13 PM
I think the blanket will look just fine as a rectangle. Better than a square, because there will be more of those gorgeous greens to look at.
As for a Peaches and Creme color, how about Happy Pills Ombre? Prozac green and white with Xanax blue. OK, that's a really dumb one, but I don't have anything else. Oh, well. Have a great vacation!
Posted by: Rachel at May 13, 2006 02:15 PM
Rainy Day Ombre-
Muddy brown, Thundercloud gray, and No-sun sky blue
Posted by: Liz at May 13, 2006 02:19 PM
Imagine looking at a garden and pulling out the colours in the different areas. The black eyed susans, the sunflowers, the delphiniums, several colours all gorgeous.
Posted by: Teresa at May 13, 2006 02:29 PM
I prefer rectangular blankets to square, myself! Especially if it's going to be a baby blanket (which I think you mentioned the other day). Gives them more "growing" room. And rectangular fits better into carseats, strollers, pack 'n plays, etc.
Peaches & Creme: a deep dusty blue, a slightly lighter dusty blue, dusky gray, & charcoal gray: So somber, it must be called SOMBRE!
Posted by: Natalie at May 13, 2006 02:31 PM
Squares leave your toes cold, unless you're wearing some of those many Jaywalkers to bed. Knit a rectangular blanket, I say.
I vote for a tangerine and powder blue P&C colorway that we'll call Dumb & D'Ombre. (Don't ask me what possessed me to watch that movie...crochet fried my brain. But really, I think orange and blue warshrags would be pretty great.)
P.S. I'm pretty sure ombre is French for "shadow".
Posted by: Sarah at May 13, 2006 02:58 PM
Brass Band Timbre Ombre:
Bronze, Copper, Brass and Gold (all various yellowy/browny/metallic colors)
Posted by: Jen S at May 13, 2006 03:10 PM
I think a rectangle will be excellent. Besides, humans aren't square are they? Basically, they're rectangular.
Well, three players, so that makes three colours. I call hearts as the trump suit, so that makes red one of the colours. Alexander POPE wrote a parady "epic poem" about it, and the pope wears white, a parody on of white would be beige so beige is another colour. It originated in Spain, but since I've already used red they get yellow. It does remind me of my summer holidays...
I shall call it "Trump this Ombre" in a warm loving red, a parody on pious white and a sunny welcoming yellow and dedicate it to my summer holiday which trumped all others.
Posted by: Mags at May 13, 2006 03:19 PM
For what it's worth, I agree that wrecked-angles are the way to go.
All that P&C stuff is just too cheerful. I'd like to a see a Junk Yard Ombre: Rusty brown, moldy green, seagull poo white (why do seagulls go to junk yards?) and a smoldering ashy grey. That would be cool :-)
Posted by: Dave at May 13, 2006 03:33 PM
Peacock and White, with just a little bit of Yellow - Smurf Ombre.
Posted by: Anne at May 13, 2006 04:16 PM
Retangular blankets are just fine. Ever sit in a chair with your feet on the ottoman and have way too much blanket all over the place?? The retangular blanket will be "just right".
Posted by: Carol at May 13, 2006 04:18 PM
I just finished knitting a blanket that was made up of 35 squares. The final layout was 7x5 so it is definitely a rectangle. The seaming is making me nuts but it will be worth it in the end!
Posted by: Lora at May 13, 2006 04:39 PM
Desert Sunset -- Desert Bloom -- Mountain Shadow -- Painted Desert -- Desert Sand
"It's the Wild West Ombre"
Posted by: Amanda at May 13, 2006 04:44 PM
"Not For Your Hombre" (hombre means man in spanish"
Posted by: Maria at May 13, 2006 05:26 PM
What my dad always said at the end of the day:
I am "One Tired Ombre"
Sleepytime colors of deep purple, midnight blue, and grey. Zzzzzzz.
Posted by: Julie at May 13, 2006 05:26 PM
Since I lack the inspiration to invent a name, I'll chime in about the etymology.
If refering to textiles and yarn, I'm afraid you've got the etymology wrong: it's "ombré" (no relation to the card game nor to the Spanish word "hombre"), it means "shadowy" in French ("ombre" with no accent means "shadow") and it describes a colourway whose hues vary from the lighter ones to the darker ones:
cf. Institut Français Textile-Habillement glossary:
Posted by: Urraca at May 13, 2006 06:47 PM
How about tortilla chip gold, guacamole green, and salsa mauve--ole' ombre.
Posted by: Annie at May 13, 2006 07:32 PM
OMBRE in French means shadow...any color that is cast by a shadow is "ombré" therefore another dimension of color....
Posted by: Carmen at May 13, 2006 07:40 PM
Squares are rectangles, and rectangles aren't squares.
But I thought you didn't like odd numbers?
Posted by: Cordelia at May 13, 2006 08:26 PM
dancing dark brown, melted cream, tarnishing beige, and glimmering gold make for lovely
Posted by: Meghan at May 13, 2006 08:44 PM
Yippee Skippee Ombre
Bright colors - pink, purple, green, & orange
I don't know why, but Yippee Skippee just seemed to fit with the other names on the list. :-)
Posted by: sarah b. at May 13, 2006 08:52 PM
Catchy yet solemn...How about:
A beautiful mix of navy, dark purple midnight blue and black.
Perfect for lace mourning kerchiefs and shawls...or a variety of projects found on the Anti-Craft site :)
Posted by: allison at May 13, 2006 09:08 PM
Stand by your hombre!
Orange, blue, white!
Posted by: Aija at May 13, 2006 09:33 PM
No Way, Ombre
Red Light red, fishnet stocking black, wild eyeshadow purple, and yet no green from the john!
Posted by: anne at May 13, 2006 09:50 PM
Not a contest entry. Just catching up on your blog and the MSW stuff, since I'm slow on catching up on my own stuff, too.
In response to your post about being somewhat "over" MSW, I felt the way you felt at the end of last Saturday, and even told my travel buddies on our way to the hotel, "I think I could do it all in one day next time and not stay over 'til Sunday". I AM SO GLAD I STAYED THROUGH SUNDAY! It was like an entirely different place. The weather was fantastic - a lot cooler and more pleasant, the crowds were alot lighter, there was a pleasant leisurely-ness in the air. You could actually get into the booths and see the merchandise and see the animals trotting by with their owners. It was truly Shangri-la. It was like a whole different festival, and it really made my weekend. I think from now on I may have to come up Saturday afternoon and leave Sunday afternoon.
I loved that typewriter key jewelry -- almost bought some. Instead I bought a few other things from her booth. Fun stuff, huh?
Okay, I'll now end this out-of-context comment! :-)
Posted by: Mary at May 13, 2006 10:20 PM
Not your mother's hombre---
pink polka dots, laffy taffy, between the sheets white, and run-your-hands-through-his hair-black
--in honor or Mother's Day---
Posted by: MissyJoon at May 13, 2006 11:56 PM
Cherry Limeade Ombre!
not necessarily in a certain order, but a dk pink, lt pink, grass green, lime green
could add some white , but that's optional. :D
Posted by: Manda at May 14, 2006 03:34 AM
dark purple, dark blue , black with some grey here and there.
kind of lame i know but thats me.
Posted by: Lynn at May 14, 2006 07:38 AM
Darnit! I was going to submit Somber Ombre! :) A funereal mix of blacks and grays when lit by mortuary fluorescents.
Posted by: Kate at May 14, 2006 08:35 AM
How about... Devils & Dust Ombre. A tribute to one of Bruce's more recent albums, in a combination of red, clay and gray.
Posted by: Kate at May 14, 2006 08:37 AM
Two last ones (if I can't do multiple entries, you can just use the previous one)...
Muted greens, shot through with bolts of red.
Aw shucks yellows, oranges and honey browns...
Posted by: Kate at May 14, 2006 08:41 AM
~ red ochre, sandstone & gumleaf green
(colours of the Aussie Outback)
Posted by: OzKnitter at May 14, 2006 08:48 AM
Since Ombre is actually a card game, how about Joker Ombre? In my mind, it's a white base color with a smattering of black, hot reds, and sunny yellows. Kind of a crazy mix, since the Joker is indeed Wild!
Posted by: Susan at May 14, 2006 09:08 AM
Since they have "Shades of Rust," I'd prefer "Shades of Dust" ombre. After all, I'd have less dust around the house if I didn't knit so much.
Posted by: Theresa at May 14, 2006 09:42 AM
"New Baby Girl Ombre"
baby pink, soft, bright blue (the color of her eyes), pale yellow (like her soft little tufts of hair), and some white (for the spit-up).
I love being a mom!
Posted by: Nichole R. at May 14, 2006 10:07 AM
Dark green skin, light green flesh, studded with white seeds: cucombre
Posted by: Liz in Nowhere PA at May 14, 2006 12:59 PM
shocking pink, white, black = Poodle Skirt Hombre
Posted by: melanie at May 14, 2006 01:59 PM
acid wash jeans black, old sweatshirt gray, dingy gym sock white
Posted by: Cristina at May 14, 2006 03:17 PM
Sunny Day Ombre
Sunrise, Sunburst, Desert Sunset
Posted by: Jen at May 14, 2006 05:16 PM
AnnKay Ombré - a superfakeycheerful mix of blues, bright gold, pumpkin orange and toasted marshmallow tan. A perfect match for the cover-art of Mason Dixon Knitting.
Of course, the Real Mason-Dixon Ombré would be Yank Blue & Reb Gray. :)
Posted by: LauriB at May 14, 2006 06:10 PM
A Very Brady Ombre (or "Groovy Ombre")
Avocado Green, Burnt Orange, Harvest Gold, and "Paneling Brown" LOL.
Posted by: PBnJ at May 14, 2006 08:13 PM
various shades of oranges, a variegated yarn. It sounds delicious.
I can't wait to see your blanket evolve, it's stunning!
Posted by: Carrie at May 14, 2006 10:30 PM
various shades of oranges, a variegated yarn. It sounds delicious.
I can't wait to see your blanket evolve, it's stunning!
Posted by: Carrie at May 14, 2006 10:30 PM
WILD GIRL OMBRE
Sunburst, Rose Pink, Apple green, Light green, Mistletoe, Mar-di-Gras, Peppercorn Ombre
Posted by: Eva at May 15, 2006 06:15 AM
Someone else may already have mentioned this, but quilts don't have to be square. I don't think I have ever made a square quilt. Think about the size of a mattress - usually it is longer than it is wider. So no worries about a rectangular blanket.
Now I'm off to think about an hombre - whoops I meant ombre.
Posted by: Lisa at May 15, 2006 09:18 AM
1. Sombrero: warm browns and faded dusty sunset red/orange/violets. After all, you wave your sombrero as you ride into the sunset, don't you?
2. Let a smile be your ombrella: crayon colors (red, yellow, blue, green, purple to help you stay cheerful on a rainy day.
This was fun! Thanks!
Posted by: Barbara M at May 15, 2006 09:47 AM
Hike Away Ombre
Chocolate and Camel for the color of the Path
Emerald and Light Green to represent the foliage
Baby Blue for the color of the sky.
Perfect to knit a washcloth to wipe away the dirt and sweat after a long hike.
Posted by: Sarah at May 15, 2006 09:50 AM
I'm loving the progress of your Log Cabin! I'm a little nervous to try it just yet, but someday.....
Posted by: Scribbles & Bits at May 15, 2006 10:23 AM
there is *no way* you're reeling me in to this contest. uh-uh. i dig in my heels and refuse to 1) read all of the hilarious names you've gotten so far and 2) spend my morning trying to come up with an entry. because it *will* take the whole morning with my cloudy mummy-brain. your log cabin squares are perfect, truly.
you say (h)ombre, i say ombré, let's call the whole thing off.
Posted by: kelli ann at May 15, 2006 10:43 AM
Loving the progress of that Log Cabin .. and it's making me want to do my own! Dern you!
On to the contest:
Bel Ombre: White sand, ocean blue, tropical green, sunset orange and coral red. The official cotton yarn of the Seychelles!
Posted by: Tania A at May 15, 2006 11:53 AM
The Drunken Ombre: A little black, a little blue, some puke pinkish/brown, and some green to represent the giant lizard that was staring at me when I passed out the last night on my Cancun Spring Break.
Posted by: Kristina at May 15, 2006 12:54 PM
The Ombre of my Obsession: Cranberry, chocolate, and steel gray.
Posted by: Kellee at May 15, 2006 01:04 PM
Ombre (french for shadow) inspires me:
"Ciels et mers de plomb" ombre: (Lead skies and seas shadow): Medium-dark grey to slightly purplish-grey-blue to metallic lead colour with subtle crests of luminous golden yellow and the occasional overtone of orange.
I once saw the sea and the sky in exactly this colour combination: dark, heavy grey tones (the sea looked dark metal), but some sun rays were able to pass through the clouds and the yellow-orange light reflected on the top of the waves! It was so beautiful I wish there would be a yarn colourway exactly like it!
Posted by: tgz at May 15, 2006 03:53 PM
Sangria Ombre,Blue Hawaii Ombre, Screwdriver Ombre,Blue Lagoon Ombre, Margarita Ombre, Appletini Ombre, Mint Julep Ombre,Seabreeze Ombre, Lemon drop Ombre, Mojito Ombre
Posted by: Christina at May 15, 2006 04:06 PM
Hydrangea Ombre: Hydrangea clolrs of pink, periwinkle, soft blue and off white.
My favorite flower in the world...
Posted by: Betsy M at May 15, 2006 04:18 PM
Well, I'm late to the party so my first choice, Somber Ombre (mix of black, grey, tan, & brown) has already been taken. How about the somewhat morbid colorway of "Hombre Blanco Ombre," various shades of white, cream, and red.
Posted by: susan at May 15, 2006 04:24 PM
OKay I'm totally disqualified but I would love a Bomber Ombre (Yankee pinstripes navy & white).
Wait 2 seconds and some Bosox fan will insist on a competing red and white ombre. xoxo Kay
Posted by: Kay at May 15, 2006 08:26 PM
S'Mores Ombre: Chocolate brown, marshmallow white & graham cracker beige.
Posted by: Jana at May 15, 2006 10:30 PM
Monty Python Ombre
dead parrot green, Spanish Inquisition gray, spam (spam and spam) pink, I'm a lumberjack red.
Posted by: Amber at May 15, 2006 11:11 PM
Mason-Dixon Snack Food Ombre:
Whoopie pie dk brown
moon pie brown
Posted by: Rohanknitter at May 15, 2006 11:32 PM
Pigeons and concrete ombre, popcorn ombre, chibi turquoise ombre, fruitsalad ombre, Mac-n-Cheese ombre
Posted by: Sohpia at May 15, 2006 11:52 PM
Teenage Daughter Ombre:
Goth Black, Pretty in Pink, Acid (tongue) Green
Posted by: Lisa W. at May 16, 2006 02:48 AM
Have a wonderful vacation!
Posted by: Laurie at May 16, 2006 06:50 AM
Swedish Summer Ombre: Light blue (is for the sky and the water), white (is for the clouds), light yellow (is for the sun we are hoping to se a lot of this summer) and some light pink (is for the sunset).
The winter here in Sweden is so long and dark så a yarn that reminds om summer would be nice !
Posted by: Kati at May 16, 2006 09:11 AM
(S)ombre(ro)! A nice straw-colored yarn, maybe with some self-striping to replicate the colored stitching/bands that sombreros have?
Posted by: Esther at May 16, 2006 11:19 AM
Summer Break Fruit Ombre- peach, lime, lemon, strawberry, watermelon
Posted by: Amy at May 16, 2006 11:21 AM
How about Ombrella Ombre; A blue sky shading to dark gray clouds and blue-black rain; a dash of lightning bright white, and add a little rainbow for hope.
Posted by: jane at May 16, 2006 12:05 PM
A hit of dried spinach (green), a heavy streak of milk (white), a sprinkling of Cheeto crumbs (orange), completed with a Kool Aid (red) overtone rinse.
This is either the floor under our kitchen table or a new yarn color (with a nod to all moms out there cleaning up after their kids):
Posted by: Anne Margaret at May 16, 2006 12:38 PM
"I'm in love with my (h)ombre" ~
Sky Blue - for his heavenly eyes, Pearly White - for his wonderful smile, Plain ol' Tan - for his handsome rugged nature
Posted by: kellyjo at May 16, 2006 12:39 PM
Because my father really wanted to name me Ambra, after a prostitute in Somalia who "took care of him when he was sick" in the Peace Corps (no really!). Ambra, Amber, Ambre...
Forever Ambre: gold/yellow/orange/brown AMBER tones.
And the more fire-y version:
Burning Embre: an ombre of smoldering yellow-toned reds, perhaps with smears of charcoal.
Posted by: Amber at May 16, 2006 12:50 PM
Love the squares, C! Beautiful green!! (for PS, right?) :)
Posted by: Lolly at May 16, 2006 12:51 PM
I'm all ombre'd out, but the squares are gorgeous. I love the combination of greens.
Posted by: Sarah at May 16, 2006 12:54 PM
Includes the primary colors:
Perfect for children's garments!
Posted by: Renee Zogaib at May 16, 2006 01:09 PM
Rich Chocolate Brown
Creamy Vanilla White
Pale Strawberry Pink
Posted by: Rachel at May 16, 2006 01:16 PM
mine are all food related (probably because i love cooking and tey to make it colorful):
neopolitan ombre-brown, pink, creamy white
key lime pie ombre-yellow with a tinge of green, creamy white, grahma cracker brown/tan
tri colore bell pepper ombre-rich bright red, yellow and orange
and lastly, for my favorite colros, bleu ombre-baby blue, periwinkle and blue grey
Posted by: elaine at May 16, 2006 01:30 PM
I never comment, but couldn't resist this one:
My Recent Florida Vacation Ombre: Sky Blue, Sunny Yellow, Vampirishly Pale Skin Ecru, and Sunburn Red.
Posted by: SpaceCase at May 16, 2006 01:40 PM
blue with some white and read... because the 17th is the Norwegian national day (Very Big Deal!!!), and those are our flag colours. It could also represent the blue national costume with spillings from all the ice cream and tomato sauce covered hot dogs :)
... off to iron my national costume for tomorrow...
Posted by: Helene at May 16, 2006 03:37 PM
How about "Ole! Ombre"? Using bright festive colors of teal, magenta, a cool shade of yellow, bright blues and white! Reminds you of a fiesta does it not?
sigh. that was fun!
Posted by: Jennie at May 16, 2006 03:44 PM
I'll just go with what I had for lunch: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Ombre
Wheat Bread Brown (with verigated flecks of darker brown for the crust)
Strawberry Preserves Red
Peter Pan Peanut Buttery Taupe
Posted by: Carolyn at May 16, 2006 04:00 PM
"It's Been Raining for 10 Days in Boston Ombre"
Mud Brown, Minty Green, Grass Green, Deep Green
Posted by: Marietta at May 16, 2006 04:12 PM
Fun, fun, fun! Who doesn't love a good ombre?
And who doesn't love a good margarita in the summer?
margarita ombre : a soft lime, a salty white, a yellow with just a hint of peach
Posted by: Lauren at May 16, 2006 04:17 PM
Only 'cause Kay asked for it.....I'm the Red Sox Fan and I'll call mine Red Sox Nation Ombre :-)
colors would consist of the following:
Captains Red (for Jason)
Wally Green Monster
Big Papi (an amazing knock your sox off red/white stripe)
and that's just to name a few
See ya in the playoffs :-)
Posted by: Karen at May 16, 2006 04:45 PM
My Peaches & Cream Ombre Color
Here in Utah County, Utah, live the greatest population per capita of Mormons. We LDS folks love to get together often, and food or refreshment is always included. When so many people gather together so often, the food budget can get pretty high. So we Mormons have come up with many interesting recipes that feed the multitudes yet cost next to nothing. One of these unique dishes has become almost legendary. Yes, I am speaking of the famous Lime Green Jello Salad. Since Mason-Dixon Knitting honors Kay and Ann’s roots and origins, I would like to have a Peaches & Cream colorway named “Utah’s Green Jello Salad Ombre” to commemorate the gorgeous, lovely colors used in making this delicious treat. The yarn would include mostly shades of lime green (duh) in hues from bright lime green to a deep green. Crushed pineapple always goes into the salad, so lets add some pineapple yellow to the yarn. Now that the essentials have been included, we can get creative by adding a bit of white (for cottage cheese), a dab of bright red (for maraschino cherries), and a tiny bit of brown (for nuts). Not everybody likes nuts, so the brown should only be added in very minute amounts.
Now, close your eyes and imagine how impressed your friends will be when, at your next pot luck, you whip up this classic, yummy salad, and present it to your hostess along with a couple of warsh rags that coordinate beautifully with your dish!
Posted by: Kristy at May 16, 2006 05:16 PM
Mermaid Ombre: Deep aquamarine, light sea green, dark kelly green, and flecks of gold
Or, a nod to my 2nd grader: sponge bob ombre: neon yellow, chartreuse and black
What about Ombreoffice - grey (like the filing cabinets) beige (like the walls) and white (like the flurescent lights that threaten to blind me). You could add a little red for steaming office rage, or not.
How fun is this contest!? are you going to send this to Peaches & Cream?
Posted by: Kathleen at May 16, 2006 07:23 PM
Just a few ombre suggestions...
Cherry B-Ombre: Hot pink, red, black. May only be knitted while listening to chick rock.
D-Ombre Perignon: Bottle green, gold, and crystal sparkle. Once you spend all your money on yarn, this is the closest you'll get to the real thing!
N-Ombre de Dios: All neon, all the time. Guaranteed to make you blind. Ay!
Posted by: Heather at May 17, 2006 12:19 AM
As a former cartographer (mapmaker) how about mapping ombre? Think deep blues shading to pale ones, and tan shading to medium brown. Add a little cream too.
Posted by: Joan K at May 17, 2006 11:01 AM
From a south Florida knitter:
Imagine every color there is outside blowing by at 150 mph:
Posted by: Carol at May 17, 2006 11:46 AM
One more from FL:
Here's an oxymoron one:
The colors you'll never see: Camouflage Ombre
Posted by: Carol at May 17, 2006 11:48 AM
Pombregranate - Dark red fading to pink with a little green.
Posted by: Courtney at May 17, 2006 12:38 PM
The Farmer McOmbre, Peter Rabbit's in the garden! colorway.
Tomato red, Radish red and white, Lettuce green, Herb Garden variegated green, Bicolor Sweet Corn variegated yellow and white, Patty Pan Squash yellow, Cantalope Orange, Watermelon variegated red and green, Eggplant purple, Marigold and Nasturium yellow and orange, Bunny brown with some white, and faded denim for Farmer McOmbre's overalls.
My apologies to Beatrix Potter.
Posted by: Sue at May 17, 2006 01:05 PM
Green Girl Ombre
Sage Dreams, Spruce Air, Juniper Dreams, Laurel Mist
Posted by: Cindy B at May 17, 2006 05:03 PM
juicy red, white, light green and verde green with a sprinkling of black (seeds)
Posted by: Marie at May 17, 2006 05:14 PM
All the colors a real(!) man wouldn't be afraid to wear in a hand knit: grey, beige, black, and dark blue.
Posted by: Brooke at May 17, 2006 07:08 PM
joie de vivre ombre - pink, black and white (thoughts of paris on the mind)
i also like the idea of 2 shades of chartruese with a dark chocolate brown, hmmm, maybe pistachio ombre?
ok going to stop now, what a fun idea.
Posted by: amy at May 17, 2006 07:47 PM
"Goin' My Way, Ombre?"
Is a seductive selections of scarlets, blushes, and bad-eyeshadow-blue.
Posted by: Heather at May 17, 2006 07:59 PM
Spongebob Ombre: mainly kitchen sponge yellow with little bits of Squarepants tan, red, and black (inspired by my two yaar old DS)
Ocean Dream Ombre: turquoise, navy blue, seaweed green, and a light neptune blue
Posted by: Sara at May 17, 2006 09:06 PM
How about "Lost" Ombre? it would include bunker gray (greenish gray with bits of rust) Dharma Inititive black and Hanso Foundation white, Others brown, Countdown clock red, Jungle green, & Oceanic 815 blue (broken up into three different segments and scattered through the other colors).
Posted by: Janine at May 17, 2006 10:15 PM
Denim blue, suede brown, cloud white, tumbleweed tan, bandanna red...
Posted by: carey at May 17, 2006 10:23 PM
Turquoise, tomato red, and goldenrod :
Play-Doh on Your Shoe Ombre.
Or what about almost-colorless bubblegum pink, raisin brown, Cheerio tan :
Lost Handknit on the Van Floor Ombre.
Posted by: Cindy Ericsson at May 17, 2006 11:14 PM
Am I too late?
"Rainbow drops: it's an ombre-la term"
Hope you had a great time away.
Posted by: Abi at May 18, 2006 04:52 AM
Ombre color combinations:
Whoopie Pie Ombre - dark chocolate browns and cream
Appletini Ombre - bright lime and apple greens
Posted by: Lisa at May 18, 2006 08:51 AM