So, today in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is all about colour (search 4KCBWDAY4 to find more colourful posts).
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.
My favourite colours generally are blue, green and purple. A lot of my knitting tends to follow those colours, particularly if I want to wear it. However, I’ve had quite a lot of yarn given to me, or via sock yarn clubs, so I do have in my stash quite a wide variety of colours. Last year, on looking through my socks, I realised a gap in my colour range. I had no pink socks. Now, given that I dislike pink, this shouldn’t be a problem, but I am a priest in the Church of England and one of my secret geekish traits is to match my hand-knitted socks on Sundays to the colour of the vestments for the day. On the third Sunday in Advent and the fourth Sunday in Lent, traditionally, this means pink, so I must have pink socks. I haven’t completed them, but I’m working my way up the leg.
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?
Looking back at the year, I see that I have already knitted two pairs of pink socks – both to be given to other people. I’ve tried rainbow yarn and a few shades of grey, but otherwise I’ve stayed fairly well within my comfort zone. The very pink-looking one on the top row (third along from left) will look much less pink when finished – it is just the edging that is pink, the rest is grey-ish (with flecks of many other colours).
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?
No, I don’t think I can find anything monkeyish about these colours. I’ll finish with an update on my ongoing mitred square scarf. Can you tell the colour rules I’m following in placing the squares?
I had help with the photoshoot.