Colour is one of our greatest expressions of ourselves when we choose to knit or crochet, so how do you choose what colours you buy and crochet or knit with. Have a look through your stash and see if there is a predominance of one colour. Do the same with your finished projects – do they match? Do you love a rainbow of bright hues, or more subdued tones. How much attention do you pay to the original colour that a garment is knit in when you see a pattern? Tell readers about your love or confusion over colour.
I have a very different reaction to colors in different mediums. My wardrobe, is really on a good day six colors in total. In order of decreasing appearance; Black, Red, Blue, White, Grey, Purple, and a sad splash of green. When it comes to yarn I love colors. Jewel tones, bright colors, variegated yarns. Color! There has been many a day when dressed in all black I will grab an orange shawl, or purple, or red.
The brighter the yarn the more likely I am to wander over to to take a closer look and the more likely it will come home with me. When I look at my yarn stash I see, some of the same colors that are in my closet but I also have, orange, gold, purple, yellow, pink, brown, gold and more. Red is still a very dominate color, in my stash but it is closely followed, and may even soon be outstripped by purple and blue.
When picking a project I can be drawn to something by the colors it’s knit in but I also tend to look at my stash to see what colors I have to work with and what would look good with that particular pattern. If something would look better as a solid color, variegated yarn, or some thing else. As someone who has the yarn long before the project, it’s rare that I make something in the same color it was designed.
And then comes in my love for those in spandex, or armor, and such. And a lot of those things are bright. I may see a yarn and just think Superman like the one in the picture above. And one never knows where an idea will come from and its nice to be able to execute. Especially when one is in the midst of a project.
I had jokingly mentioned during 2kcbw that I could hope to have one more square of my oft neglected marvel scarf, and I do have that much at least. Let’s hope we have a full scarf before 10kcbw. And this time I really really hope that isn’t a prediction.