Thursday, April 25, 2013

4KCBWDAY4: Colour Review

Today's brief:

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.

I love green and purple. I always have. I know I went through a period a few years ago when I bought at least two sweater quantities of green yarn and one of purple within a very short period of time. (What? A lot of it was Noro Cash Iroha on a silly "discontinued in the UK" price. No, don't be silly, of course I've not knit it up yet...) Even though I had my colours done 18 months ago I'm not great at referring back to the swatches and checking. If I see the pretty, I just buy it. And guess what's on my wheel at the moment? Yep - purple BFL I dyed myself on the Traddy and a green merino/silk blend on the Joy.

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 at my projects from last year though, it's hard to see that reflected in items for me. So many of my projects in 2012 were Woolsack cushions that there was a lot of natural sheep colours, mainly in these cushions (some of which were collaborations):
 


Some cushions had green in them :







Did you see, the first of these had a purple stripe too.

For me I made a Rainbow coloured Liesl..

 

... a red Damson shawl...
 
 
 
 
 
 






.. a light blue crochet cardigan......















....a blue and green Colour Affection...
 











... and twowoven möbius cowls in neutral (one for me, one for my Mum. So mtchy-matchy!).

 

Not exactly overflowing with green and purple, then....

Well, what about this year? Surely I've worked on some green and purple this year?

Er....






 A tiny bit....


And although I haven't updated my Ravelry stash for a while, a quick look at what is listed on Ravelry, a glance at my stash and a quick mental tally of the Lenpur Linen and bags of yarn I bought at the Fibre & Clay closing down sale, I have fairly equal amounts of green, purple, red, and natural sheep colours, way ahead of any other colour family. Most interesting....

4 comments:

Jessica @ Sunny Stitching said...

You have a good variety of colors. Interesting that your favorites don't show up as much. :-)

Pigtails said...

You have some scrummy colours and projects on show here!

Dahle said...

i really love the color affection shawl and the gray sweater. Pretty!

shinybees said...

Love those Woolsack cushions, especially the one with the blue accent