Day Four: Color Review
What are your favorite colors for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colors you seem to favor when yarn shopping and crafting.
Only after writing this part of your post should you then actually look to see what colors you have used in your projects. Make a quick tally of what colors you have used in your projects over the past year and compare it to the colors you have written about. Compare this, in turn, to the colors that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?
Color! Bright and brilliant, soft and soothing, warm, cool, shocking, neon, pastel, variegated, ombre - I love them all!! Well, I suppose that's not entirely true. I do have my favorites. In fact since I was young my favorite color has been purple - a passion I attribute to a long-ago obsession with Donny Osmond (I know some of you out there know what I'm talking about!). My initial thought then is that purple would be the color I gravitate to when shopping for yarn. Not so. As it turns out I am much more of an equal opportunity color shopper. My yarn/thread budget is small. This year I made two major purchases. The acrylics were for my series - The Granny Square Project (you can find the links in the sidebar if you missed it when I originally published). The thread I bought because I love working with it and I was tired of using white. Looking at these pictures makes me smile as I imagine all the possibilities that they hold!
I would have thought that purple would dominate. It came in tied for second - from the bottom!! Imagine that! The next big shocker is green. 12% of my projects were made from some shade of green or teal. I never would have guessed! So what color did I spend the most time with this year? Pink.
50 Shades of Pink
How about that? 21% of the projects I counted were predominately pink. What's interesting too is the variety of shades that I have in my stash. I have everything from the palest almost white thread to a hot pink neon cotton yarn. The color that I used almost as much as pink is white. I made a white shawl, wrist warmers, a hat, a doily, and a thread cross. White was also the base for lots of granny squares. In fact, the one big project that I'm planning is a predominately white granny style blanket.
Collecting the information for today's post has been really interesting. I learned a lot about myself and my habits. It was great to examine where I've been over the past year. Not just the colors, but the type of projects I've made. I'm looking forward to see what other Blog Week bloggers found out about their colors. If you want to read other blog posts on this topic, please enter 4KCBWDAY4 into a search engine of your choice, or click here.
That's it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me! Please stop in tomorrow and see what day 5 has in store.
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