Day 1 - Colour Lovers
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 am mostly attracted to color over type of fiber. I will be drawn in by the color before I even think about the fiber or weight.
Green is my major color, it’ll always draw me in first, after that, it is shades of purple and the autumn colors, the deep red, burnt orange, pumpkin, browns. But I am also very attracted by variegated yarn, I have more variegated and striped yarn in my stash than anything else.
So taking a look at a small section of my stash (and I have very bad lighting)
I don’t shy away from brights, like the Giaia’s Colors up in the top left corner, but it’s not the first thing I reach for…I rarely work with pastels, unless it’s a request from a Mom-to-Be, although I do have some in baby yarn.
I rarely buy anything in the peachy colorway…it doesn’t look good on me and I own no clothing that color. I will do strong pinks, but the softest pink I have is a rose color.
Now my projects need a bit of a disclaimer….there is an abundance of blue and silver/grey….while I love silver/grey (I wore it almost exclusively my junior year of high school) I am not a big blue fan. However, since joining Nerd Wars and being on team Stargate, I’ve made several things to match the colors of the gate…
So some of my handmades…
My favorites: The fingerless gloves are the yellow, variegated. This is a yarn from Creatively Dyed.
My scarves is my Kathy Merrick Chain Lace Big Fat Scarf made with Kiogu.
My sets is the Mission Falls granny square set.
The hats: The green one on the bottom left, the striped purple in the middle and the blue/purple one in top right with Nerd Wars pin.
My cowl is the black one.
When looking at patterns, if it is made in a green yarn, I will usually stop and take a look at it. It is definitely the yarn that attracts me to a pattern first.