Day 4: A Color Review


Morning! I think this will possibly be my favorite topic. Today’s subject is (drumroll) colour!

“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?” – Eskimimi Makes

Hm. When I go shopping, I have a really difficult time picking out the yarn I want to use, color or not. I’m a cheapskate. When I do finally pick up yarn, sometimes it’s because of a vibrant, beautiful color, and other times it’s because of the touch. This is a tough prompt! I don’t really favor one specific color. My yarn ranges from pastels to really bright colors to grays. I suppose it just depends on my mood the day I go shopping or the project I’m shopping for.

Looking at my projects, I don’t think I choose just one type of color. There’s neon with the mermaid dress and the Bosc scarf, warmer colors with the bow necklace and Vite Cowl, dark jewel tones with the Paddington Neck Warmer and the Simple Fingerless Mitts, and a variety of neutrals with the Linen Stitch to the Rescue scarf and the Meret hat. I think the moral of the story is I just love colors, all of them!

I think, in a way, my lack of picking one particular color does relate well with the House of Bees. Like bouncing from shiny project to shiny project, I bounce to whatever color suits me on a particular day for a particular project. I don’t really have one favorite color. Some days, like at the DFW Fiber Fest a couple weeks ago, I just need really bright colors, so I buy the most colourful rovings or yarns I can find. Other days, I want something rich and beautiful and go for jewel tones or grays instead. It just all depends.

What colors do you gravitate more towards for your knitting?

20 thoughts on “Day 4: A Color Review

  1. Oh – and I forgot to say – for me, the huge range of colours of yarn available now is one of the best things about knitting/crochet – there is something so therapeutic and life-enhancing about being around such beautiful colours – and textures too.

  2. I like a wide range of colors, but I do have a lot of yellow in my stash. I’ve got partially finished projects (slippers, scarf) intended for The Patient Husband and that’s his favorite color.

  3. cold colours, then some warm colours and earth tones for me. Anyway, the important is to make something we like and feel like wearing – design or colours may vary in time or according to moods 🙂

  4. I enjoy seeing all of your projects, and the color question is interesting to say the least. I have noticed I fall in two main color areas stash wise. A lot of what I am drawn to are cooler colors; purple, green, blue but I in terms of fiber stash I seem more drawn to the warmer colors of fall. Great post!

  5. I don’t think I have a favorite colour… I was browsing through my yarn basket the other day cause my 4 year old asked me to teach her how to knit. There were all the colours of the rainbow! I love dark reds and maroons, though. My scarves, gloves, mittens, cardigans…. tend to have these tones.

  6. I have a favourite colour, just as I have a favourite child; there is my favourite oldest son and my favourite youngest son (he said to me once: “but, Mum, I’m your ONLY youngest son!” to which I replied: “yes! and you’re my favourite one!!”); so I have my favourite blues, my favourite greens, my favourite purples, my favourite yellows . . . you get the picture, right? It’s my favourite RAINBOW! and then there’s my favourite blacks, my favourite greys, and so on . . . lotta help THAT was, right? I am a manatee monkey-bee, with a peacock train following me everywhere. I have enough stash to keep me alive until I’m old as Methuselah, maybe older . . . as I can’t possibly die and leave it to someone else to finish up . . . I think I’ll go buy some yarn now, just to ‘top up’ the stash and to buy me a little more time . . .

    What a great challenge, though . . . ~ Linne

  7. Hmm, great post! I’m a redhead, and my knitting stash for me is the purple, blues and greens. My hubby likes multi-colored darker yarns and just plain vanillas and blacks. My boys’ stash is primary colors with metallic, shiny threads interwoven. My baby gift stash is pastels and primary colors.

    I choose my yarns mostly for feel and whom I am knitting for. One friend is getting a red and black entrelac blanket for her baby. They like to be different. 🙂

    Love the photos!

  8. I choose colors mostly on the recipient of the item. Personally most of my knitted items are gray, black, or red.

    Love your photo collage by the way!

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