4KCBWDAY4 – Day 4 Colour Review

Hi All,

So continuing my snail posting for the Knitting & Crochet Blog week, Here is the Day 4 topic

4KCBWDAY4 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 any way – if you are in the house of peacock, for example, are your projects often multicoloured and bright?

A year or 2 back, I was a novice in crochet, but not only in crochet, in choosing the colors for the projects too.
From the beginning, I have unaccountably fallen for all multicolored or variegated( as it is called) threads. And to add to your curiosity, I was doing Doilies most of the time.
So imagine my doilies in bright red-blue-green-orange threads and in shaded yellow with less or even very less or no pattern visible at all.

doilyset

Alas, but I learnt, I slowly (read few more purchases of variegated yarns) moved to slightly shaded ones and then completely to solids.
So till today I could not resist any shaded yarn, they attract me like magnets.
But I resist, so you can see some of my projects in solid colors but again I use so many colors in a project that I recently got a feedback from my neighbour on my Circle of Love.

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Neighbour: It is very colorful!!.
Innocent I was, delighted by the praise thanked the person.
Me: Thank You, it was indeed colorful. I liked using them you know. I specifically bought all the colors to make something like rainbow, hmmm that is my next project.

But Now she gave a clear feedback,
N: It would have been better if you have used only 2 colors for all flowers & repeated them.

Oh.. I understand now.
But much difficult it was for me to move from variegated yarns, I don’t want to take this as a positive feedback & feel unhappy with my monochromatic projects.

So confidently shaking my head in all directions I recited…

Me: No No, these things must be colorful. Actually I made this to teach my daughter all the colors..And you know it worked.
She can say all the colors used in that project.

N: Oh ho.. Good it is.

So that is my basic knowledge in colors & Reviews..Oops Color Reviews πŸ™‚

As a last note, I like all rainbow colors, all shaded & variegated yarns, my favorite color is Red. Next in the line is Blue & Yellow.
My favorite colorful projects from my project page in Ravelry.

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And one more here πŸ™‚
I went & looked at my projects in Ravelry. I see many variegated & many more colorful projects.
Happy to know that I’m aware of reality πŸ™‚
My Projects in Ravelry….

project1

Project2

project3

project5

And now, I’m lot more related to House of Bee in this case, Bees are certainly attracted by flowers & no need to say Flowers are colorful πŸ™‚ Isn’t it?

Thanks All,
Have a great day.

Bye
Sangheetha.

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9 thoughts on “4KCBWDAY4 – Day 4 Colour Review

  1. i love your circle of Love and colours used. everyone has their own freedom to choose colours, do whatever you like and give justice to the pattern, thats what matters most right? I love mulitcolours, but most of the time pattern wont be visible and for tht reason,I dont buy them now.

    • Thanks Ninu. Previously I used to do crochet with whatever color thread available.Then going thru blogs & Ravelry Projects, I came to know more about color combinations & the effect the right color choices produce. Now I dont jump into something immedietely once I liked, but wait & buy the appropriate colors. But it needs great control u know. πŸ™‚

      I love your color choices.Your works are great inspirations.

  2. Oh my!! You have made so many projects !! I thought you too, like me, just started an year back since you work full time:)
    I can go on sharing a lot on this color topic. I am still a naive in color selection and many times dependant on my husband and daughter to give their suggestion. Will this look good or this? I too love variegated colors and bought them and also metallic ones. True, that it doesn’t show any pattern and there is no guidance on where to use such colors. I use for some flowers or on border when you just want to crochet a plain line of SC/DC etc.
    I disagree from your neighbour; even if you would have made it just for decor purpose, I fully support your color choice and say its cute and wonderful:) I liked your flower vase too:) it’s pretty!!

    • Thanks Preeti. Yeah I started recently say 2-3 yrs back. Most of my projects are smaller ones & I used to do them during my bus travel or waiting time.
      Sometimes I wont get time to do, but then on weekend afternoons, I generally do not take nap, & try to finish things.
      But it was all slow work, sometimes even I’m amazed that I did all these things πŸ™‚
      One of the main reason why I have this blog is to record all the projects.

      Sometimes the colors work for us, somotimes it doesnt. I’m yet to master the art of choosing colors & imagining how it will look in final product.

      Recently I bought a silk yarn from SilkIndian. Guess what, it is 3 shades variegated purple.
      Now what to say ?? πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Preeti. Yeah I started recently say 2-3 yrs back. Most of my projects are smaller ones & I used to do them during my bus travel or waiting time. Sometimes I wont get time to do, but then on weekend afternoons, I generally do not take nap, & try to finish things. But it was all slow work, sometimes even I’m amazed that I did all these things [image: :-)] One of the main reason why I have this blog is to record all the projects.

      Sometimes the colors work for us, sometimes it doesnt. I’m yet to master the art of choosing colors & imagining how it will look in final product.

      Recently I bought a silk yarn from SilkIndian. Guess what, it is 3 shades variegated purple. Now what to say ?? [image: :-)]

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