Because of my current craft room makeover project, I was unable to access my actual yarn stash, so I took a sneak peek into my stash noted in my Ravelry account. And what did I see?
Mostly a lot of:
And not a whole lot of
It's strange because I do love lots of pretty colors, but I have to admit that fall is my favorite season. Maybe subconsciously I'm drawn to those yarns because of that.
It's also of interest to note that the more vibrant colors in my stash have come from friends from various parts of Latin America where color vibrancy is more of a rule instead of an exception.
But hey, I'm trying. I purchased these two skeins of Noro because of their beautiful vibrancy of colors.
Still haven't used them yet, but there is still hope. :-)
My belief is that there is a time and place for everything and so there is a time for the more subdued tones and a time for the vibrant ones. It really depends on the pattern, the person you're making the piece for, and the season.
- I've said this before, but there is a perfect yarn for a pattern. If I want to showcase something special about the design, then I choose a simpler yarn - one that won't compete. If I want to showcase the yarn, then I go all out for it and choose a simple stitch.
- It's no point in making a beautiful item in a vibrant color if you know it's too much for the person you made it for and because of the color, that beautiful piece will remain in their closets or dresser drawers.
- And finally, the season dictates my color choice. If I want to make something that matches what Mother Nature has dictated is the color palette for that season, I do that. But sometimes I like to do the opposite of Mother Nature and choose a bright color that will stand out against that season's color palette. It's sort of like carrying a bright pink umbrella on a dreary, rainy day. Somehow it makes you feel a bit happier.
This post is my contribution to Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012. Post: 3KCBWDAY1.