4KCBWDAY4: Color Review

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 have a pretty good handle on what I like as far as color is concerned. For visible clothing I prefer colors that are conservative with blue and gray being my favorites. But for socks I love colors that are bright and unexpected. I love nothing more than to see someone dressed in dark clothes take a step or cross their leg and see a bright flash of color between their pant leg and shoe. I try to do this with my own choices. The above are the last dozen pair of socks I’ve knit for myself. The majority are brighter than what I would chose to wear as a public piece of clothing. I think my stash is a pretty good example of this also. The larger quantities of yarn which are for sweaters are grey, blue, green, or other darker plainer colors. The sock yarn is mainly wilder more daring shades. Overall I think my color choices reflect my personality as well. On the outside I am pretty quiet and conservative. Inside there is something else.

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23 Responses to 4KCBWDAY4: Color Review

  1. stitchnpurrl says:

    I’ve just started knitting socks, and there is so much beautiful sock yarn out there, it would be a shame not to use it. Like you, I think seeing someone wearing socks that in contrast to the rest of their clothing shows something of the real them 🙂


  2. Renee Anne says:

    Ooohhhhh….the Trekking XXL socks on the bottom right. I remember those. I also have socks in the same color (they were my “OMG my feet are swollen from having a baby” socks in the hospital and have always been too big)…and baby socks in that color, too 🙂


  3. Stel says:

    I love self-patterning yarn, but it never comes out as pretty in crochet as in stocking stitch 😦
    Love your stripey socks.


  4. Really like those pink and green socks. Mostly, I like neutrals, but I love bright socks to call attention to my work and make me happy.


  5. Gracey says:

    Look at all those great socks! Love them!


  6. Vivianne says:

    Time you did some dots/spots – all those stripes 😀


  7. Marilyn says:

    I love seeing the flash of color too. I’ve caught people studying my feet/ankles while I’m wearing my hand knit socks. 🙂
    It’s good to know the colors you like…that way there are less errors in the stash!


  8. Hannah says:

    I love your sock gallery, so many colours!


  9. Shinybees says:

    Oh I like the grey and orange gradient dyed socks. Beautiful!


  10. donnarossa says:

    I love bright colored socks! when the weather is too warm for wool socks I switch to “Happy Socks” in cotton.


  11. iknead2knit says:

    Great socks! Thanks for reading and commenting.


  12. Laura says:

    Your sock gallery is gorgeous! Also neat how you related your colors to your personality 🙂


  13. pisky Cove says:

    Loving all your socks … secretly funky…loving it!


  14. chrisknits says:

    So, you’re a vixen in sheep’s clothing? LOL!


  15. Lisa says:

    LOVE. Did you notice most of those are striped also? I agree that I am very conservative in my garment colors but love brights for socks.


  16. derring-do says:

    So many lovely pairs of socks!! Love your color choices.


  17. YarnyDragonfly says:

    I always love seeing your sock yarn choices – I think they describe your personality perfectly! 🙂


  18. Your socks are awesome!


  19. I love your socks ! I really want to learn knitting them… I love what you say about knitting more vivid colors for socks !


  20. Curls & Q says:

    Q – Love your socks! During the fall and winter I tend to wear greys and blues too.


  21. Kepanie says:

    I love how you’ve made a dozen socks! Your love for blue definitely shows here.


  22. Liz says:

    Beautiful socks. I love how the colors pop on your black background.


  23. autumngeisha says:

    I love how you express your wild color style through your socks. These are a great looking bunch.


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