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.
Colour, you say?
I seem to love it! After all, my first ever published design was a stripes and stranded colour work project.
And quite a few of my designs seem to involve some kind of colour work!/p>
The last few years, my personal palette was composed of hot pinks, purples, black, and a little bit of grey, red and green. I’m not sure how it happened. Before that, I used to wear mainly black, red and some touches of green here and there. But I think that working in a very conservative company and my Mum repeating over and over again “Red? Are you not tired of red yet?” have meant that I’ve bought less and less red and replaced it with more subdued colours (well, as subdued as hot pinks and purples can be).
My knitting had been reflecting that.
But in the last few months, I seem to have gone off the hot pinks a bit – I still enjoy them a bit! And I’ve been buying more red. And knitting more greys. That could be my newest colour crush: grey works so well with the other colours I like, but it is a bit less dramatic than black.
I’ve also been knitting quite a bit of blue, that shows that I can be a selfless knitter sometimes! As blues is one of my least favourite colours (for myself to wear, I don’t mind it on others!).
So here it is, my contribution to this first day of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I hope it was interesting! See you all tomorrow!