So it’s here at last! Knitting & Crochet Blog Week, Year 3. I love the concept of this event, and every year I start with the best intentions to plan out my posts in advance and schedule everything so that it all pops up on time, and it’s never once happened. Surprise surprise, it still hasn’t happened this year, but let’s see if I do any better than my previous efforts!
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.
I love colour. I love creating it, playing with it, exploring it. The rich, vivid hues of freshly dyed mawata silk hankies drying on the line make my heart sing.
And out of all colours, I’ve always had a weakness for blue.
I just can’t resist those deep, jewel tones and bright, fresh hues, and a glance at my stash definitely reveals my bias towards this end of the colour spectrum.
But as much as I love intense, vivid colours, a lot of the time I seem to gravitate towards neutrals for my knitting. Greys, browns and creams have such a natural, classic beauty to them.
They are simple and timeless. And of course, they go with everything! Which is a great thing when I’m bleary eyed in the morning, and running out of the door with the first scarf that I had to hand…
And out of all the neutrals, grey is my firm favourite.
But a pop of colour is always welcome.
I just wanted to give a little shout out before I go. I haven’t been online much for the past week or two because I broke my glasses and the lens coating on my other pair is all scuffed, and going through life with one perma-blurry eye is not fun! I’ve been getting some wicked headaches and eye strain so I’ve been trying not to stare at screens too much, but this week seems as good as any to jump back into things.
During my absence I’ve been lucky enough to have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award again, not once but twice! The first was from Michelle over at Will Knit for Food, whose blog is one that I discovered only recently but is already a firm favourite. She has the most beautiful photographs and her blog is filled with wonderful sewing and knitting projects. I am in so much awe of her sewing skills! The second was from Laura of Sudden Expressions, whose blog I’ve been following for a while. She’s so sweet and friendly, has such a fantastic variety of knitting projects, and she dyes absolutely beautiful yarn! Check out these lovelies! So a huge thank you to those ladies, I’m very flattered and grateful. As I already did a Versatile Blogger post last month I won’t bore you all with another one, but feel free to check it out if you want to.
And also check out all the other Colour Lover blog posts by searching 3KCBWDAY1. Enjoy!