Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day Four (Thursday April 25th): Colour Review

"What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting.
Only after writing this part of your post should you then actually look to see what colours you have used in your projects. Make a quick tally of what colours you have used in your projects over the past year and compare it to the colours you have written about. Compare this, in turn, to the colours that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?

Now think back to your house animal - do the colours you have chosen relate to your animal in anyway - if you are in the house of peacock, for example, are your projects often multicoloured and bright?"I get a lot of yarn from generous friends and family who find themselves with large stashes they don't know how to use. However, I do a substantial amount of boy knitting and as a result, I think my stash has a lot more feminine colors since I don't use them as much. My go-to boy colors involve a lot of browns, but I also use a lot of blue, green, and red, and various shades of those colors. The stash I've been working out of definitely follows this tend, although the yarn my friend recently gave me has a much larger color selection.

I think that, true to the Manatee House characteristics, my color choices stay pretty tame. I like dark, rich colors on both adults and children, although when you look at my FO pages the knitting I do for myself tends to end up in pastels and turquoise. I'm not big on pinks and when I do make the occasional little girl's garment, it's purple. I have a lot of pastels in my stash as well, also due to the fact that the yarn was given to me and I don't generally use those colors.