Today's theme is color, a topic which I love, and as both an avid knitter and photographer, something I think about a lot. You may remember one of my musings on color from last summer, right after I attended Sock Summit, when I posted this photo:
The yarn in that photo was almost all of my purchases from the Sock Summit marketplace, and the distinguishing characteristic of that yarn was that it was all in the red/pink/purple family. Only two of my purchases did not fall into that color family:
I've been thinking a lot about those purchases, some of the other yarns in my stash and projects that I have made, and I decided to conduct a color census in my yarn stash and projects. Here are the results, including a representative photo or two of typical yarns or projects in each of my preferred color families.
Violeta, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock
Robin Shawl, a She-Knits designBlue:
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight, Azure Malachite
Simple Things, a Mary-Heather Cogar design
madelinetosh tosh sock, Cedar
Crow's Feet, a Linda Welch design
And here are those poor orphans that don't seem to get much love from me.
Do I feel bad about not knitting much with the "orphan colors" that have the lowest results in the census? No, not really. It makes me happy to knit with colors that I love, and like to wear, so that is all the justification that I need. But guess what? My current sock project on the needles isn't red, it isn't purple, it isn't pink, it isn't green, it isn't blue...