...Cleaver that is... and I'm okay with that! With all of her glorious motherly ways.
I want to be the mom who bakes, sews and knits.
The only issue is... I don't really do any of those things well, so here's me sharing with you all my 101's.
Laugh with me or at me, I don't care. I just hope I can evolve during this process!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week:3KCBWDAY1 Colour Love

I came across this event and thought... hmmm... with an actual specific topic I might get more than one post a week up for... a week.

Here's what today's topic is about...

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.

My first project was a baby blanket. Not for anyone in particular but a very easy pattern my mum sent along with the yarn. It was soft and cuddly but extremely warm to have in my lap and knit! It was baby blue, a very sweet baby blue.

But I love colour! Almost every project I've knit in the last year has had an injection of colour. The next baby blanket I knit was for our new niece that was born last September. I wanted something unisex (because baby just wouldn't let mama and daddy know their sex) and I wanted colour. The variegated coloured yarn was gorgeous. (First picture below) I'm not entirely happy with the striping it created but I still love that yarn. I have a couple balls left and hope to find a project for it next fall.

I have a love for purples, mustards and olive. That combo (pictured in the sock yarn above) is my dream. Purple. Yummy purple.

The two grey items I knit this year were presents for people who I knew could work the grey in as a neutral.

And then for myself I did a nice ivory neckwarmer.

Quite knowingly I've got quite a bit of coral going on this spring! I love that its the colour this year. Its cheery, it looks good on most people and I just love the yummy yarns I've found it in.

So I kind of jump all over the place with no real trend. But I do take note of the original pattern colour and I've learned that even though I might not always match it, it plays a part in what I do pick.

I admire the brilliant colours that Esimimi Makes has posted. You are automatically happy when you see all those gorgeous knits!

Its interesting to see everyone's style on this post. And I can't wait for the next topic!

Which way do you lean with your colour choices?


  1. Ooh, I adore the coral. That is such a beautiful colour, not red, not pink, not orange! I look forward to seeing what you create out of that stash.

    Hope your first day at work went well.


  2. I love color as well. I think the striping on the baby blanket is great! I often have a problem with variegated yarn and don't like how it turns out but I think yours is very nice.


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