Monday, 23 April 2012

3KCBWDAY1 - 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.

Anyone who knows me or who has read my blog before will know I am rather a lover of one colour in particular, I just can't get enough green. Pretty much any shade will do, I love it. It's not just in my knitting, my wardrobe also contains more than it's fair share of green and it's the colour we chose to paint the baby's room (fortunately my husband shares a fondness for the colour though perhaps not such a strong one as me). I did have to think if there were other colours that I tended to be drawn towards so I got out my sock and laceweight stash. Sock and laceweight yarn purchases tend to be my impulse buys so it's here where any clear preference for one colour would show the most. It did and it's not just green. It's a combination of green, purple and shades of blue that are tinged with green and purple.

Colour lovers

It's there on my ravelry project page as well. Even where the dominant colours in the yarn are not green or purple there is almost always some of one or the other hiding in there as well.  Also looking through my projects those not in shades of green and purple are almost always things I've knit as gifts!  I need to start branching out more, I do appreciate other colours, honest :)

Clearly I am obsessed with green and purple!  They do look rather lovely together though, don't you think?  Now it's off to google 3KCBWDAY1 to see what other bloggers have to say about their love of colour.


  1. Green is such a versatile colour, so many different tones of it that give such different looks. I like the sound of the green baby room ;)

  2. I like those cool colors, too. I actually own some of the same skeins!

  3. My weakness is for green and purple. Green is a good colour for a baby as it is completely gender neutral.

  4. I love purple, and my stash seems to reflect that rather too much! Oh dear, maybe I'd better buy some more yarn in other colours!!!

  5. I agree, green is versatile, from almost blacky green to the luminous lime green shades- knit away in your favourite colour. Of course it is fine to knit in another colour every so often, if even just to remind you how much you love green!