When you live in a town like I do, where the majority of the population is very health and environmentally conscious, you see a lot of very "Earthy" colors being used with the daily decor and style. I for one am NOT like that, and LOVE to have a lot of bright beautiful colors in my wardrobe because it always seems to bring up my mood. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the look of the Earthy tones that seem to go perfectly with the Pacific Northwest where I live, I just can't wear them very much. My skin tone needs bright colors in order to stay looking healthy. If I wear greens and browns, I tend to look washed out and sick when I'm actually feeling great. (Not exactly the attention I'm looking for when out on the town, if you ask me.) I want to hear things like, "Wow, that hat really brings out the color in your eyes." or "Where did you get that amazing hat?"
I bought a skein of yarn knowing what these colors would normally do to my skin tone, but I decided to try it anyway, because with a name like Painted Desert, it wasn't just going to be greens and browns. It had to have more to it. In my head I was imagining more of a mossy forest kinda blend from what was shown on the skein, just hoping to find those hidden magical colors that really bring the hat together. Like this yarn always does, it ceased to amaze me. I had absolutely no idea that there was purple, turquoise, orange, green, and the soft brown that they have throughout.
When I found the end piece to start the hat and it was that amazing turquoise color, I just about lost it. I have never seen such an amazing blend of such natural colors that remind me of exactly what the yarn is named, Painted Desert. If you have ever been to the Painted Desert in Arizona then you have seen the amazing spectrum of colors splashed across those hills, and this yarn truly captures the essence of it's beauty. I tried wearing this hat, and was simply amazed at the constant compliments I got walking through the mall and downtown. I was stopped almost every 50 to 100 feet and asked where I had gotten it.
I have found that carrying my business cards with me when I wear my hats is a great way to drive business. Whenever someone asks me where I got my hat, I pull out my business card and tell them "I got it from Mrz Jaques Crocheted It on Etsy." Who knows if it's actually going to get something sold but at least it has been getting my name out there.
Well that's all for me today. I have to go and see the doctor. Booh! Wish me luck!
Wishes of crafty and creative crochet creations! Cheers!