Color Q & A

I love to participate with other bloggers in challenges/get-to-know-you/answer-the-questions types of posts. Here’s a fun one about color from Nothing But Knit. Hope you enjoy!

Feel free to answer in the comments or if you’re answering on your blog leave a link so we can all read about your opinions on color and how it pertains to your crafting.

  • What is your favorite color? How is this color reflected in your crafting?

It’s a toss-up between red and blue, although red has a slight edge, which is why I use it as the main color in my logo.

  • Do you prefer bright colors or more subdued shades?

In general, I prefer bright colors. But for me, all color has its place, and I can appreciate all different color “moods” when done well.

  • Does your color mood shift with the seasons? Do you carry one color all year and just change the accent color?

I definitely get color fatigue. So usually by the time I finish a project, I don’t immediately start another one in the same color. I think maybe my inability to be loyal to any one color is the reason I love gradient and fractal yarns so much! They allow me to avoid choosing favorites. Ha!

  • Is there a color you avoid? Or maybe it’s underrepresented in your crafting?

I don’t actively avoid any color. But I have to admit, I don’t make many things in yellow and green. I think it’s because I like to make alot of clothes, and I don’t find those two colors to be as flattering on me. But I also like to make household items like blankets, towels and wash cloths, and so in non-wearables, I tend to gravitate toward the colors that I don’t wear. I’m currently making a throw in beautiful Manos del Uruguay neon colors, and it’s awesome!

  • When you pick out your crafting supplies how important is color to you? Is it the first thing you consider or is it a bit further down the list?

All right, you got me! I am a total sucker for colorful craft (and office) supplies! I love the company Poppin because they make all these bright colored, matching office supply sets – like matching pens and pencils, pencil holders, sticky notes, notebooks, etc. And artist or craft supplies that come in colorful packaging also call my name! When I used to work in the yarn shop, I used to just look at the walls of yarn when the shop was quiet and plan different color combos in my head. And color is still the first thing I think about when shopping for yarn.

  • Do you ever consciously choose a different color palette just for the change?

I always consciously choose a color palette for every design. Up until now, I’ve released mostly single piece designs. But what I really love doing is designing collections around a theme. Currently, I am designing several patterns all with slipstitch designs, (the first pattern from this collection is the scarf pattern I published last year) and they are all very bright and colorful. I find it really fun to plan colors around a theme and have variation while still keeping a sense of cohesiveness. I could play with color palettes all day long. 🙂

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Colorful Photography and DIY Ideas Are My Fave

As you all know, I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration, and I just happened across a blog I thought was particularly full of both! You Are My Fave is full of DIY ideas, fun, colorful photography, and actually, some of my favorite things, such as abstract art. Good things are meant to be shared, so I hope you’ll enjoy browsing it as much as I did!

Reading Material

Reading-Material

In keeping with flu season, I am sick, and today is the fifth day I have a fever and pretty much have to stay in bed. I know it really is time to rest in bed when I’m too sick to even crochet or knit, as there is usually never a day that goes by I don’t pick up a project to work on. However, no matter how sick I am, I can’t sleep round the clock, so for me, reading is the next best thing. Here is my reading list, all of which is light reading, easily picked up again if you doze off in the middle. Take care of yourselves, and if you’re not sick, I think you will enjoy these anyway! Happy, and I hope, healthy reading!

Tory Burch: In Color – Lots and lots of gorgeous photos and color inspiration. Bonus for sick people – not a whole lot of reading, but beautiful browsing!

The Gentle Art of Domesticity – One of my absolute favorite books ever! Read a chapter, read it cover to cover, or again, just browse all the beautiful photography! The best word I can think of to describe this book is “soothing”.

The Knitter’s Life List – This book could also be interesting for crocheters – alot of the ideas about exploring the world of fiber apply to crochet as well. When you’re out of commission in bed, this book will help you dream up new projects to start when you are back on your feet.

Pom Pom Quarterly – I have my boss to thank for introducing me to this lovely little British publication. It covers knitting, crocheting, as well as a variety of related interests, and is a magazine I always look forward to receiving and reading from cover to cover.