Color Inspiration Thursday: Daydream


Daydream is a soft lavender-gray (or gray-lavender?). It’s one of my new colorways created this year, and I am currently editing photos and updating my website, so there will be some Daydream on the site by the end of next week.

I’m always mesmerized by Impressionist painters, most especially Monet. His use of soft lavender-gray and other shades of muted purple is masterful (which goes without saying), and entrancing: everything from fog, to shadows, the sky, stone, water. Take a look at his paintings and notice how he uses lavender to help create a mood or an impression. It’s amazing.


Monet’s “Rouen Cathedral, The Portal and the Tour d Albane, Morning Effect,” 1893



Monet’s “Arm of the Seine near Giverny in the Fog,” 1987

So, my tribute to Monet’s lavender-gray: Daydream.

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Spirit Trail “Daydream,” on Verdande

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ~ Claude Monet




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10 Responses to Color Inspiration Thursday: Daydream

  1. stitchalong says:

    Beautiful colorway, you have done it again, Jen. Lavender is my favorite of favorite colors! I need to clone myself so I could knit more and still go to work to have the funds to buy yarn. LOL


  2. Kali Hamlin says:

    I, too, love Impressionist paintings and love this color.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sophy0075 says:

    Like the vinca flowers in my back yard, a beautiful dark periwinkle!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Alhbooks says:

    Lovely subtle shades…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Vera Kirichenko says:

    Where are you located? What a wonderful e mail! You should enter it in a contest! Vera

    Sent from my iPhone



  6. Lenore says:

    Beautiful color! I need another set of hands and a better brain to knit all this gorgeous yarn!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Donna says:

    That is one gorgeous colorway! I definitely need to have some of it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jennifer says:

      So glad you like it! It will be up on my site asap; I have it on Tayet and Verdande (it sold out on Sunna and Birte at MDSW, but I’ll be dyeing more asap!)


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