Color is today's topic. For me color is probably the most important thing. Followed by fibre then price, wash ability/practicality and last of course project allocation. Of course if I actually have a project picked and I'm getting yarn for it, the order is somewhat different. Color is still first, then fibre and price. I find, if I'm making a project that is a duplication of a knit item from a movie for example, I like to stay true to the original color. Take my two Hermione projects, the hat and the poor cursed mittens that still aren't done. I stuck to the original light gray. For Bella's Mittens, I went with my all time favorite color, blue, and I have to admit, I'm not feeling the color. That may have to do with the acrylicness of the yarn. (Which actually makes them a good sell item.) Since I am enjoying the knitting, I may get myself some nice dark gray alpaca and knit them again for me.
So back to color in general. I like almost all colors, except red. Bright red that is, I do like darker, maroon or maple red, if you will. Not sure where my aversion to red came from but there it is. I tend to buy yarns that are on the darker end of the spectrum, greens, blues and purples. But, I do enjoy yellow and orange for happy summer items and of course dishcloths. For me, dishcloths should be obnoxious, they're dishcloths! This applies to pot holders and trivets as well. Cleaning is a chore, and cooking falls in that category sometimes too, so bright happy colors in my kitchen are a must. As far as garments are concerned I usually go for more subdued tones, and solids for the most part. Scarves tend to be the exception and mittens too. My favorite ever scarf is the Dragon Stitch Scarf. I don't wear it often since its Noro and a tad scratchy, but I love it and will always keep it around.
I love the colors in this scarf. I think my favorite transition is that golden yellow into the lavender. It makes me think of my Mom's bearded irises. When I was back home, with a yard, I did alot of gardening. Flowers always played an important role in my life. Its one of the things I miss the most, and therefore one of the biggest reasons I'm looking forward to getting a house someday. The second is having rabbits again, but that's a whole different subject.
I have noticed, that since I took up knitting twoish years ago, I have been migrating toward purples more and more. I'm not sure why, I have always liked purple, but now its starting to overpower my love of blue. Well, thats it for me. Happy crafting.