Monday, 23 April 2012

Blog Week 2012 - 3KCBWDAY1 - Colour

3KCBWDAY1
The beginning of the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012 - How Cool!

I wasn't sure what this adventure would entail, but I am sure it is going to be a lot of fun! :D

So todays' topic is on colour - my choice of colour for my projects.

I must admit that when buying wool for my projects, it largely depends on the person I am knitting for or the purpose of the project. I made this shawl for example for my darling neighbour. I chose this blue wool as she has blue eyes, but also she is such a caring being that I felt the blue would be the ideal protection for such a beautiful soul.
These red socks were made in fire-engine red for their temperature regulating attributes. Nothing warms your feet and gets the circulation going like some RED. (They are a bit fuzzled from so much wear and tear!)
I used to work as a colour therapist for a while and as such delved deeply into the colours and their symbolism, and I guess through this work I became acutely aware of colours I choose and their deeper meanings. That said it doesn't stop me falling for a gorgeous skein of wool when I see one.
Some of my finished projects - definitely more of earthy tones, but lots of greys and browns. 

Looking at my stash of wool, which is not enormous, I must admit that it tends to be dominated by colour-changing wools and blues and greys. I think that is where I am at the present moment in my knitting although I feel myself being drawn into the simple one-tones for some wonderful patterns that I would like to try my hand at in the near future. Definitely some Green involved soon!


Thanks for visiting - hope you have a great start to Blog Week!
(3KCBWDAY1)
See You tomorrow!
I must come back and edit - After looking at my pictures and stash, I saw just what a creature of habit I am. Yes, my stash has colour in it....but these have either been given to me or bought for a bargain. I so feel the need to change the colours I work with. So I am going to attempt to break the mold and go way out of my comfort zone the next time I buy wool. Will keep you posted!
Hmmmm - interesting and this is only Day 1!  
x

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shawl - your lucky neighbour!
    You see, these are the colours that I want to buy - but the bright ones just seem to come home with me!
    I'l have to go into a lys with a reminder to buy earthy tones :)

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    1. Maybe we should shop together and I'll take your bought items home and you can take mine :D

      x

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  2. I love colour therapy - finding out the meanings of colours is so interesting :)

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    1. Hi Pinkundine,

      I agree it tells me so much about people and their lives :D

      Thanks for visiting

      x

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  3. Ahhh, we seem to be both creatures of the same habit. Somehwat drawn to the earthy(or a I like to call them "safe") tones.
    I SO SO loved your comment about your friend and the colour blue protecting her soul. Colour therapy sounds like a very interesting subject to me.
    I look forward to see how you are going to challenge yourself colourwise. Shall we make a deal?

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    1. Hi Kim,

      I am up for a deal,what do you have in mind? Would it be to change the world of colour as we know it, one ball at a time?

      Thanks for popping round.

      x

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  4. I LOVE that shade of blue you chose for the shawl! It looks like a blue/grey mix? That color would definitely make it into my shopping basket!

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    1. Hi Shannon,
      Yes it is blue with a lighter blue and I think it had some grey involved, it was gorgeous, also to knit with :D

      Thanks for dropping in

      x

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  5. The shawl is gorgeous and will be so special to your friend with so much thought going into it. And yes we need to get out of our color ruts at times.

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    1. Hi Gracey,

      Thank you.
      I was really quite surprised when I took a step back and observed my colours, this was definitely a brilliant exercise!

      Thanks for your visit.

      x

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  6. That shawl is so absolutely stunning. Its delicate and sweet. Great colour choice.
    And yes, you do love your earth tones don't you? ;)
    They're cozy to the eye so I understand.

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    1. Hi More Like June,

      Thank you :D
      I do love those earthy colours don't I? I am guessing it is in an attempt to reconnect on this side of the globe that I find these colours so comforting?! Oh well, now I am off to find some pinks, purples, and greens!

      Thanks for your visit

      x

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  7. You amaze me with all that you do my friend!
    xo xo

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  8. Such an interesting post! I love colour change yarns myself, they add good detail with no work, my favorite! Love that shawl, it is so pretty!

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    1. Hi Andria,

      Thanks so much for visiting.

      x

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  9. Your observation is interesting! I love that shawl :)

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thank you so much.

      Thanks for dropping by
      x

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  10. If you're going for a change, I vote for ORANGE, Natalie!! :) (Always my color of choice...and usually no one else's!!) XXO-

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    1. Thanks Heather, I will definitely consider that.
      When living in S.A. my cupboard was filled with orange, I love the colour! But then S.A. inspired me to be creative so I guess that makes sense! :D

      Thanks for your visit.
      x

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  11. Oh, you have made some really beautiful things!
    Like you, I'm a creature of habit with colour, I often intend to try new colours when buying embroidery threads but still come home with similar ones!

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    1. Hi Handmaden,

      Thank you. Glad I am not alone!

      Have a great day.

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