I really enjoyed last year's Knitting & Crochet Blog Week and the most important reason is the challenge it presents! It kicks you out of your comfort zone and inspires you to stretch and expand your viewpoint. Thanks so much to eskimimi for hosting and for spurring us all on to do these fun posts!
The challenge for this first day involves color.
I decided to dig out my little color wheel and investigate my stash to see if I had any weak points in my own color collection. I tried to use only yarn still in the skein for neatness and to allow for a good group shot. There's no way all the cakes could have fit this tiny roundup!
The first hole I found was in the clear yellow area. I tend to choose more buttery yellows and even those that lean more toward orange. I would have to admit that this is one color I shy away from--mustard yellow, school bus yellow, even daffodil yellow.
I can't say why.
I also found an absence of clear green--Kelly green, grass green, spinachy green. Curiously, I prefer those greens with a bit more yellow in them or those with a tilt toward blue.
Since I write and sell patterns, I feel a responsibility to use all the colors, and I mean all. I guess this means I should try to use more true yellow and true green. That doesn't mean they can't be hand-dyed or variegated, right?
There's so much to learn about color, and there's no way I could even begin to touch on all the ways to use color in one blog post, so I wanted to keep this simple. How I could have gone on and on about the neutrals--greys, beiges, ivories, oh my! And if you've been near my blog recently, you know how much I love trying out color pairings, especially with hand-dyed sock yarns.
So I ask you, to keep it simple...what colors are you neglecting?