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.
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you probably already know that my favourite colour is purple.
From rich, deep shades to paler, more pinky mauves, I love them all! When I first began knitting again, back in 2007, it was the bright colours in a skein of Noro yarn that tempted me inside a yarn shop. I bought a couple of skeins and this scarf was the result.
Thus began my love affair with colour, and many of my early yarn purchases reflect this - bright, saturated colours, often with many different colours within one ball or skein. Gradually though, over the years, my taste has definitely changed, and I find myself being drawn to more solid/semi-solid colours in the purple/blue/pink spectrum. Just take a look at my purchases from Knit Nation last summer. I thought that I'd bought quite a variety of colours until I put them all together! (The green skein at 5 o'clock was a gift for someone else!)
Whilst I still like colour, many of the patterns that I want to knit at the moment quite simply would not work if they were knit in a bright, multicoloured yarrn. So I have (and shhhhhhhh, don't tell Mr JK!) a number of skeins in my stash that at the moment, I don't want to knit! (although I'm sure that I will sometime in the future.) They are fine for a pair of socks, but a sweater's worth would make me look like I was auditioning for the circus or to become a presenter on children's TV! So as far as garments go, I am favouring plainer, semi-solid colours. Accessories can be a little more varied, and I still love Granny square blankets in pure technicolour! I'm coming to the conclusion that my feet are firmly in both camps when it comes to colour - all colours of the rainbow for some things, and more toned shades for others. I think I've definitely got the best of both worlds, don't you?! See you tomorrow. xxx