I finally knitted my way up to that bright light lime green stripe I could see, and talk about no transition!
I think the thread broke in the mill right here. If you could feel it, where the lavender suddenly changes to the light green, there is a little hard lump in the thread. Spit splice, anyone? (Okay, I say hard, but more like felt-hard than glue-hard.)
And where did that color change happen in the knitting?
Weird! Exactly, precisely at the halfway point.
I'm knitting this on both of my 32-inch Silverado 2.75mm circulars, with one long side on each needle. The blue tatting threads mark the start and end of the two repeats that make the half-circle at one end of the runner.
This does look a little weird at the tip of the leaf. Here I am knitting along in different shades, but all about the same darkness, and suddenly I get this band of a much lighter color.
The tip of the leaf is also the end of chart A, and then I'm onto a section of lace ground in chart B.
Switching my camera to its black and white mode shows how much lighter the green is than the colors before it.
I was weighing whether I liked this sudden color change or not, and then I ended up taking a little drive this afternoon.
The trees are changing color, and I saw the most beautiful ash tree (shakes fist at emerald ash borers) with a grape vine near the base of it. I think it had all of these colors except the blue.
If nature can put up with it, I guess I can, too.
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