I have been checking out a lot of books from the library about dyeing yarn. Often, the authors will write about looking to nature or other sources for color inspiration. So, I was thinking that I would look to sacred art for inspiration, being a Catholic knitter and all. I thought that I would choose colors of Our Lady. Browsing around on http://catholictothemax.com/, I noticed that common colors in icons and paintings are blue (obviously), and usually a dark red and some yellow-gold.
Now, I am not a color theorist. I am also not too bright. I never foresaw that these are the primary colors and that when applied to my yarn it might look like this:
Blessed Mother Yarn
It doesn't remind me of Our Lady. It reminds me of Bozo the clown. Oh well. I thought of dyeing over the yellow sections with tan, but my son keeps encouraging me to leave it, saying that it will probably look good when I knit with it. Hmm.