Now that I had committed to being a Bernat blogger, it was time to choose my first project. It’s not easy to do, let me tell you! Bernat has SO many nice yarns and patterns to choose from.
But, I wanted to get something chosen, so we could get this party started!
After perusing the Bernat website, I noticed a new thing they have going on. It’s very cool, actually. It’s called the Bernat Color Clicker, and it’s available on selected free patterns on the website. You’ll see the icon for it when you’re looking through the patterns.
For example, here’s the new crochet Wrap-ghan pattern:
If you click the “Color Clicker” button from the pattern page, a new webpage will open for you to see the project in different colors. Just click the color you want to see, then wait for it…..AWESOME!!!
Since Bernat has this great tool to help with color selection, I decided to choose a free pattern this month. I’m a knitter, so I picked the new “Side Button Hooded Cape” using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. Pretty sneaky of me, really….because the chunky yarn will make for some speedy knitting. Yay!
So, now my pattern was selected. All I needed to do was choose a color. Time to play with the Color Clicker! Woo Hoo!
To make things even more fun, I found a photo of myself, and opened it up in the “Paint” program on my computer. After looking at several different color choices, I pasted the Bernat color clicker photos in Paint as well. Next, all I had to do was drag the little photo of my face around on the screen to “try on” the project in all the different colors. This way, I could see how they would look with my skin and hair. FUN!
Here’s a view of my experiment.
Not the best photo of myself, but it worked well for this little quest. That particular photo was taken at the end of a long day at a fiber fair in North Carolina, and my makeup was all worn off. I figured this was the best way for me to see how the yarn colors would work with my true skin color. (I have a ruddy complexion, so I usually avoid wearing red shades.)
I was surprised to see that purple looked nice on me. I had NO idea! I usually avoid purple, but now I’m keeping my options open. All the other colors looked good too. When I compared them all, my favorite selection was the green. It’s one of the new shades of Bernat Softee Chunky, called “Fern”. I really like the way it looks with my skin and hair.
I promise to choose purple for a future project, though.
So now, my project and yarn are selected, and I’m just waiting for the yarn to arrive. I can’t wait to get started! The only thing left to choose now is the buttons. I’ll save that for later.