Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week Day 4~~ Color Review
What are your favourite colors for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colors you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting.
Only after writing this part of your post should you then actually look to see what colors you have used in your projects. Make a quick tally of what colours you have used in your projects over the past year and compare it to the colors you have written about. Compare this, in turn, to the colors that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?
Now think back to your house animal - do the colors you have chosen relate to your animal in anyway - if you are in the house of peacock, for example, are your projects often multicolored and bright?
What's Your Favorite Color, Baby?
I often close blog posts with a video. It's about time to start with one.
I don't think I have a favorite color, I tend to shift pallets.
There was a time that gravitated towards pinks, bright blues and berries. Here are some of my yarn purchases from some years ago.
First, some caveats...
- Yes, I should have made something with these yarns by now.
- No, you cannot have the Wollmeise! The yarn at approximately 1 o'clock.
- I do plan to make the Just Ribbing Socks with the Apple Pie Laine (blue) yarn and Broadripple socks with the Cascade Fixation (the pink yarn in the center)
- This is just a small sample of my yarn stash. I actually have enough start my own store. Please don't call Hoarders.
It got to the point that my knitsibs and the owner of the LYS would set aside yarn for me in a my Hello Kitty pallet.
Still Life: Brown Girl in a Brown Sweater
The Vera Sweater changed all that. I was enchanted by her from the moment I saw her, but was baffled as to a color for her. I felt a bright color would be garish, but I didn't want white or cream. The LYS owner suggested brown, but I was all like, "A brown girl in a brown sweater won't work." She mentioned that my skin tone has a red (or perhaps yellow, I'm unsure) cast, and the color would compliment.
I trusted her, and knitted one of my favorite sweaters brown.
Here she is blocking.
...And here I am modeling. How now brown...Okay, you get the point.
I adore this sweater so. In fact, I wore her to work yesterday, but what the it did was give me permission to wear neutrals. I still like loud colors for socks and hats, but I'm into earth colors now.
Witness some recent yarn purchase.
Seriously, don't call Hoarders.
Now, I'm all, "Earth mama--no drama."
By the way, I kind of dislike yellow and black together--with apologies to the House of Bee.
Still buzzing, though.