Choosing colors from the stash is limiting, but I'm determined to use what I have as I hook Edyth O'Neill's pattern. I chose ten colors to use in the lion's mane that are different, moving from dark to light.
However, when I change the photo of the colors to black and white, you can see there are really only four values. The value of a color is its degree of lightness or darkness. When these ten colors are hooked into the rug and you step back to view the mane, you will only see differences between the four values. The colors that are of the same value will blend together from a distance. I need to remember this as I hook.