Monday, 23 April 2012

3KCBWDAY1 - Colour Lovers

Welcome to Day 1, year 3 of Knitting & Crochet Blog Week! (3KCBWDAY1)

Day One: Colour Lovers

Colour. Truly one of those things which (in my humble opinion) makes life worth living. As you can see below, I even seem to have a full colour wheel within my stash!

Crafting 365 Day 209: Colour Wheel

Although I appear to have an abundance of different colours overall, I am definitely drawn to certain colours, with a real fondness for rich, jewel-like hues and in particular teals, cobalt blues, evergreens, ruby reds and wonderfully saturated shades of purple...

WIP heart brooches

...not to mention aquatic colours and vibrant fuschias. I've even been known to buy yarn simply because I loved the colour! Case in point: this ball of Noro Iro :)

Noro Iro

When it comes to making a new knit, the part I deliberate over the most after choosing my pattern (or inventing it!) is the choice of colour. Suffice to say that one of the reasons I love certain brands of yarn, aside from quality and availability, is their selection of a wonderful range of colours.

Crafting 365 Day 215

As far as playing around with colour combinations (something which I really do enjoy), I know from my time working as a Design Consultant that many knitters have an inherent fear of straying from the original colour a pattern has been knitted/photographed in. Fortunately I don't seem to have any such issues and mix things up with merry abondon! Above, as an example, is my recoloured take on Dauphine (currently still a WIP; it's kind of hibernating if I'm honest!).

12 comments:

Sharon Hoelzle said...

Love the color wheel - very creative way to show some stash!! I love the jewel tones too - so pretty!

Agothtale said...

love your choice of colors in the last picture, soft and delicate

Pumpkin said...

Lovely photos, they are very well composed. You also have wonderful taste in color!

Heather said...

Oh I agree, I really didn't have one standard color pallet other than jewel tones in every color. Love your pics!

Pirate said...

Beautiful pictures! I like the colour combination you've chosen for Dauphine. It'll look great when it's finished!

Hi, I'm Vicki said...

wow your colour wheel is super pretty, i love all the jewel tones you've shared in this post. purple is my favourite colour too. have a colourful monday xxx

Nicole said...

It's funny you mention people being likely to make something in the same color it is in the pattern. I've always made a point to NOT do that :-P. Great color wheel photo, gives a nice snapshot of it all!

Stacey (FreshStitches) said...

oh, lovin' those colors!

Emma said...

I love your taste in color, especially the color wheel. Bright colors have always been some of my favorites, even if neutrals are better in some situations. :)

suddenexpression said...

Great color wheel from your stash! I wonder if I could do that?

Cat said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments - it's great to hear that not everyone has a fear of colours!! Enjoy blog week folks :)

Kepanie said...

I so like the colors in your color wheel. I attended a class about color that Amy Hendrix taught. I need to branch out and experiment more w/color.