Today kicks off the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, so I’m interrupting the regularly scheduled programming for most of this week to answer the prompts. Are you participating in this blogging week? Let me know in the comments!
Today’s prompt is one I love.
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’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you know I go through color phases. This year, I was feeling very red at the beginning of the year. I’d have to say red has shown up fairly frequently in my crafting history, so this year isn’t much of a surprise. There’s also a good amount of purples, golds, blues, and greens (I like to joke that my favorite color is Mardi Gras—purple, gold, and green).
I’m primarily drawn to deeply saturated jewel tones, as I am mostly a selfish knitter and those colors suit my skin tone well. Colors like this from Sanguine Gryphon…
…or this from Dream in Color…
…or this from Sweet Georgia…
…make me really happy and somewhat energized. And I love working with semi-solids like this.
Color informs a lot of my knitting, especially since, in the past, I’ve been one to buy now and plan a project later. In some ways, I think it may be easier to see a project photo and imagine it in a particular color to suit one’s needs, so I may be going about this the harder way. But I also think I have a pretty good eye for matching yarns to patterns, and I’m “fearless” in that I’m not afraid to rip out a project if the yarn and pattern just aren’t working.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this! How does color inform your crafting?