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.
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?
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?
During Curl’s and my trip to the Northwest in winter, I found that the weather affects my choice of yarn color – adversely in this case. I found in the dull, gray, rainy, snowy weather I chose grey fibers to knit and spin. I got home thinking, “What the heck?” You’d think it would be just the opposite, bright colors to cheer up a gray day. But, noooooo. It’s surprising because I really like bright colors: oranges, teals, hot pinks, purples, and reds. when it comes to colors, I’m a peacock. I guess you could say that the weather and my mood affect which colors I purchase.
I decided that one pic of my yarn stash wouldn’t do, so there are two pics to give a better indication of colors I purchase.
As for colors used on recent projects, I’m all over the place. As a process knitter, I usually knit for others and the color I use is based on what they like:
Mike’s Hat – Golden Brown
Capriole Shawl – Spruce
January Socks – Light Tan
Feb Socks – Olive Green
Mystery Shawl – Lilac
Brioche Scarf – Variegated. grays, blues, purples
Spinning bags – Variegated; maroons, purples, greens
Tidal Wave socks – Variegated blues
Barbara’s Pulsevarmers – Green
Victorian Shawlette – Dark Peach
Roxy’s Cat Mat – Dark Brown
Darcey’s Legwarmers – Heathered Lavender
As far as colors used when spinning, I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and spun colors that are alien to me. Yikes! But, the funny thing is, the colors way outside of my “zone” are right smack in the middle of Curls. We complement each other. I can spin “weird” colors and give the yarn to her. It’s a win-win!
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