4KCBWDAY4 – Colour Review

Day Four (Thursday April 25th): Colour Review
What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours 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 colours 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 colours you have written about. Compare this, in turn, to the colours that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?

Now think back to your house animal – do the colours you have chosen relate to your animal in anyway – if you are in the house of peacock, for example, are your projects often multicoloured and bright?

I am ducking this one – mainly because I am out all day today in Kirkwall (I wrote this last night and scheduled it to auto-post) but also because I feel there is nothing much to say. It’s a bit of a non-topic… and I am far too busy to go researching my stash and my Rav projects.

I will say this – the colours in my stash are haphazard, being driven entirely by economy and I buy ends of dye lots and mill ends, taking what appeals of what is available. Price is a far bigger factor than colour. I buy yarn online and the colours that I receive are often very unlike the one pictured. It’s all a magical mystery tour. So long as I have yarn of the right weight for any given project, I am happy enough. There is always the dye pot.

I like peacock-ish and Byzantine shades best of all – vibrant deep shades of green and blue, turquoise and amethyst but often cannot wear them because of a skin reaction to deep dyes. I’m fond of neutrals too. Earth shades are lovely, and autumnal russets appeal, as do coastal shades of blue and aqua and sand.

Clearly, as in other areas of my life, I don’t really do favourites in knitting. Projects stand alone and I fit pattern and shade together for best effect.

How does any of  that relate to a bee or a monkey  or even a monkee? I don’t have a clue! All I can offer is that I would never knit anything in yellow, nor do I care much for horizontal high-contrast stripes.

One Response to “4KCBWDAY4 – Colour Review”

  1. Ann 25th April 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Yes I agree. I’m a rainbow person really from choice. However my last project – my first on a four shaft loom or indeed on any loom, was in beige and brown. That’s because I was prepared to give those colours over to a trial – it was alpacca! If it worked it was to be a scarf for my husband. It didn’t so now is cut up to become a teddy – brown of course.

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