Today is the first day of the annual knitting and crochet blog week! I am very excited as I had such fun taking part last year :-)
Todays challenge: Colour Lovers 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.
Really I usually just go with the flow with colour, unless I am trying to make something resemble in particular e.g I had to do bright orange for my brother's mini ami astronaut :) My stash is pretty unbiased really I have got a bright and dark shade for all the colours going! See:
When I start a project it doesn't often take me long t o decide on colour I just look in my stash and whatever takes me is what I go with, sometimes when I look in my stash I think 'oohh If I make it in that colour then I have this ribbon that would look good and oooh those buttons I bought a while ago and....' and then I get started. Other times when I am not as clear on what I want to make I take one ball I like and pick up another ball one by one and place it next to the other ball until I find two colours I think really complement each other and let the ideas flow from there. And Some other times I know exactly what I want and go to my stash to find it! lol!, As you can see I really don't have a strategic plan :P
I like pretty much all colours as there is always a use for every one and inspiration can be found in each one and similarly each one can make beautiful things :-)
When I look at patterns, again, sometimes I pay attention to the colour and sometimes not. Occasionally I don't even see the original colour I see it in a completely different colour, the colour I think it would be perfect in and then I head to the yarn shop and buy that!
At Christmas I find the amount of red and green I use increases though, as they make me feel super festive! Different colours do make me feel different things, for example red usually makes me feel warm and reminds me of apples and orchards and forests and kind of autumny whereas pink makes me think of summer and fun and being young (I wore quite a lot of pink when I was younger :0) If a certain design makes me feel a certain thing then I usually choose the colour to match those feelings.
It was such fun thinking about colour as part of today's challenge, I don't think I have ever thought about it soo much before, as I say it usually makes me feel things
but I have never tried to write these feelings down!
I can't wait for day 2! (And I am looking forward to finding out what all my blogging friends think about colour too :)
See you all then,