I needed a project change so I picked up my Foursquare Cowl, designed by Whit. The variegated yarn is the Celtic Colours yarn I purchased in Nova Scotia last October. The purple is the same yarn but a different colorway. I think these colors are really gorgeous and I’m looking forward to wearing this cowl soon! Fall colors are my favorite. Or are they?…
This is the perfect segue into Karen’s latest quiz about color!
We are all artists. We use our supplies be they fiber, yarn, beads or whatever to create pieces that express our vision. This vision can have texture or color. Let’s talk about color.
What is your favorite color? How is this color reflected in your crafting?
My favorite color changes. It was cerulean blue for a long time. But right now I’m really into orange and red. My favorite color to wear, however, is grey.
Do you prefer bright colors or more subdued shades?
I like deep, rich colors, especially jewel tones. But I feel more comfortable wearing neutrals. So whenever I’m choosing colors for myself, I vacillate between those two options.
Does your color mood shift with the seasons? Do you carry one color all year and just change the accent color?
My color mood shifts, especially in the spring when I favor white, pink, icy blues and pale greens.
Is there a color you avoid? Or maybe it’s underrepresented in your crafting?
Like others, I tend to avoid yellow. I really like yellow, but it’s a color I can’t see myself wearing.
When you pick out your crafting supplies how important is color to you? Is it the first thing you consider or is it a bit further down the list?
I rarely choose to knit something based on color. I’m more interested in the fiber content, garment construction, stitch pattern, and how the yarn feels. Color is usually the last thing I choose, and it’s a difficult decision for me. I’m not naturally gifted with an understanding about how colors work together, or how a color will make me feel when wearing it. So I deliberate over color choice. Unless it’s stripey socks, and then it’s all about color!
Do you ever consciously choose a different color palette just for the change?
If I try to consciously choose a different color palette, it becomes a very unnatural sort of 180 degree knee jerk move that usually doesn’t work out. That’s why I joined a yarn subscription, so I can be surprised by new colors and try them.
I’d really like to knit something in a rich chocolatey brown. Brown has been out for a while, and I’d like to see it make a comeback.
Feel free to answer in the comments or if you’re answering on your blog leave a link so we can all read about your opinions on color and how it pertains to your crafting.