Monday, 23 April 2012

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012, Day 1: Colour (3KCBWDAY1)

I do love colour. Mainly not brown, black, grey or white but proper colours, if you will. The kind that feature in the rainbow somewhere. Maybe not in what I buy to wear, but in the things I have around me. I grew up in the part of Yorkshire where having at least a rudimentary knowledge of the works of David Hockney is essential. At the foot of my bed for years now has been a print of a beautifully bright piece of Yorkshire (the first picture in this blog post). I have a really colourful Ikea rug, too. And a rainbow blanket. Yes, it may not be tasteful, but it makes me happy.

It does not surprise me that I tend to knit a colour. An intense colour preferably, with high saturation. I find this in all sorts of places, of late mainly at The Yarn Yard. From there, I have bough five (!) skeins; four reside in my stash (but I have plans for them!), and the other became my Wanidas. [The Yarn Yard is also generally (but sadly not currently) home to the magic carpet yarn which Eskimimi used to make these awesome socks. I also love the colour of those. A lot.]

[pretty freakin' green, if you ask me]

With the Wanidas, after a false start, I feel like the pattern and yarn have married together really well. And I love it when that happens like with feather and fan. Though they are also a brilliant colour, so I'll show you them again.

Over the past year, I have made my first forays into garment knitting, and they also tend to be a colour - though not such a bold one as I would use for socks! I've made a red bolero, and two green jumpers: Cadence and Owls. Owls is probably my favourite coloured one - greatest saturation! - and the best photo I've managed to take of it is still the first one.


If I look over what I knit for myself and what is in my stash, it is mostly purple, blue or green, with a couple of red things and maybe one pink thing. Well, I love colour, but I'm not demented; I know I will probably not suit orange!

8 comments:

  1. I love the yarn you picked out for the second pair of socks, so pretty!

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  2. That teal is perfect for the Owls sweater. I love it!

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  3. i love the socks and that teal is an amazing colour for the owl sweater - it would be pretty perfect!!

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  4. Oh that teal looks great as an Owl sweater! And bright socks? Totally awesome!

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  5. I love the bright purples and blues too - great socks also!

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  6. I love all of the colors! I'm definitely a "color" person, so that Yorkshire really inspires me.

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  7. I love your green socks; amazing color! And I enjoyed the David Hockney link, pretty colors there too.

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  8. Your Owl sweater is terrific on you and against your fair skin. The red bolero is very striking and dramatic upon you. Your socks are so fun.

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