Welcome to Day 1 of the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week (3KCBWDAY1)! Today we’re talking about our love of color.
Guys, confession time: I am not feeling very articulate about color today. Probably because all I want to say is that while I love love love bright color in theory, I don’t know that it matches my personal color palette so well.
So I buy lots of beautiful varigated yarn in artfully dyed skeins and it sits… in my stash… forever. Because I am terrified of what muddled color combination is going to come off my needles if I ever try to knit it.
I loved the color of this cowl. It’s so sunshiney and happy. I still feel that way. But I have a hard time having that much brightness right up under my face! It doesn’t mesh as well as I’d like with my personal style, so this beautiful cowl languishes in my hall closet.
And that’s totally a bummer! It might be easy to get paralyzed, worrying that you’re wasting your time knitting with a color you love, but will never wear. But here’s the other thing about knitting – there will always be someone who would be a eager, willing recipient! That comes in handy when you make something that you want to, but can’t quite, love.
So I say, buy colors that you’re drawn to. Just think of it as pre-buying for a future gift giving occasion.
Of course, there are go-to colors that I will definitely wear. Purple is one. This is my first massive project… the Knitty Honeycomb Vest. I was originally attracted to the pattern by the model photographs that featured a brown tweed. While I’d still love a brown tweed honeycomb vest, I thought I’d like something that was a little more me. Hence, the deep purple that’s become one of my signature colors over the last few years.
Then there are colors that I am continually drawn to. Green, orange, and blue definitely fall into that category. You may have noticed, since they are also the primary colors for Brownbetty Style. They just always look awesome together! Particularly on my lovely models :)
So there you have it… a rambling post on my various feelings about color. Now that I have a pretty well established stash of bright colors, I seem to be gravitating more toward neutral colors… browns, greys, silvers, ivory. As I log more knitting years and assemble a collection of rainbow accessories, I’m ready to fill in my closet with some more basic pieces that will hopefully stand the test of time.
So friends. Do you have complicated feelings about color palettes? Do you gravitate to the same colors over and over again?