Monday, April 23, 2012

Color Lovers 3KCBWDAY1

~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.~

COLORS! I love color. Lots and lots of color. Which is contradictory to the type of music I like listening to. I’m really into Heavy Metal, Emo, and Goth, but I don’t dress the part because I love color so much more.

Choosing what colors I’ll buy to knit/crochet with depends on the project, who the finished object is intended for, or what will catch my eye and scream, “buy me, buy me!”

My stash is a rainbow explosion of color. I have it organized by color in 20 quart bins stacked five deep on either side of my two dressers. Blue seems to be bulging at the seams, grey isn’t far behind. Variegated though is my favorite by far.

(I couldn't get a picture of the bins in my room because it is too dark in there. So, I offer you one of a basket full of yarn that sits on top of one of my dressers. They are there because I have not felt like putting them away yet :P)

The only stand out theme of my FO’s is that nothing matches the other and most is made with variegated yarn. So, yes, I guess, my FO’s represent my stash well. My stash in all over the spectrum. Neon green sits alongside taupe and blood red next to pastel pink.

Almost never will I make a project exactly as the original. I like making a project my own, putting a little twist to it, change it up a little. So, it stands out, not a copy and says, “I was made by Sarah.” Even if all I do is change the color. Plus, for me most projects that are found in mainstream look washed out and too neutral.

1 comment:

  1. Funny that yarn always says the same thing to me, "Buy me, Buy me!" The yarn that doesn't want to be purchased stays pretty silent ;-)