Thursday, April 25, 2013
4KCBWDAY4: Breaking house rules
Here's the problem with me trying to describe which colors I like best: if allowed to continue on, I will eventually list all possible colors. Because I feel like every color has a time and a place, whether it's an earthy taupe or a bright and sparkly pink. I'm currently building a collection of fingerless mitts in my cabinets at work in every color, to match whatever outfit I might be wearing that day. Because it's important to coordinate while I'm typing at my desk or taking notes in a meeting.
But between earthy taupe and bright and sparkly pink, I tend to be drawn towards the later. I can't help it. I might be a manatee, but I have peacock tendencies when it comes to color. This becomes obvious when I go to things like the Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta (I still need to show you my spoils from that!). I'm always drawn to the most vibrant colors, with bonus points when it's a mix of multiple, hand-painted hues. Sometimes this is to my detriment, as I end up with beautiful skeins and no idea how to turn them into knitwear. Particularly when I have so many favorited patterns which have a lovely lace detail, which gets lost in a rainbow of colors.
Looking at my projects page can often be misleading, because many of those were made for someone else in a swap, but I do have a few examples of my taking crazy colors and knitting them into something crazy awesome. Like my Fabulous Street Urchin Hat:
This yarn called to me during a yarn crawl stop at Gauge in Austin. It's Dizzy Lettuce Cash Worsted, and I distinctly recall my fellow crawlers telling me, as I agonized over the pile of skeins I was considering, that this was the one they would leave behind if it was up to them. But I couldn't leave behind the pink and purple. It's a very simple knit, so the color and the scrunch detail really make it.
And this is a hibernating WIP, but I'm really loving the way a simple stitch is adding texture to the paintball-splattered colorway of this Schmutzerella creation:
Up for Anything Cami. Or it will be, once I finish it. Not that I'm a bee, flitting from project to project or anything...
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