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Join me as I share my crafty journey with you. I continue to expand my repertoire of hobbies. I knit, sew, crochet, bead and probably most importantly am a lover of science fiction. Occasionally I even pick up a book. I play Nerd Wars for Team Stargate Command which consumes most of my time.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Knit and Crochet Blog Week Day 4

Day Four:  Color Review
What are your favorite colors for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colors you seem to favor when yarn shopping and crafting.

Only after writing this part of your post should you then actually look to see what colors you have used in your projects. Make a quick tally of what colors you have used in your projects over the past year and compare it to the colors you have written about. Compare this, in turn, to the colors that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?

Now think back to your house animal - do the colors you have chosen relate to your animal in anyway - if you are in the house of peacock, for example, are your projects often multicolored and bright?



My favorite colors are blue and purple, generally speaking.  When it comes to knitting projects the order is purple then blue and gray makes its way in there.  (I don't know why, that's just how it is.)  I do also like a bit of green every now and then.  Okay I'm going to look at my projects, now lets see what I come up with:

Purple:  7                    

Blue:  11           

Gray:  4          

Green:  2

Variegated Combo:  9

Other:  26  (black, white, yellow, orange, pink and brown)

Apparently I'm wrong, blue wins out for the projects.  Perhaps its more recently that purple has taken over my color palate.  I went back to May 1st of last year to check the projects.

Okay let me go look at my stash:

Purple:  9 (16)

Blue:  11 (18)

Gray:  7 (10)

Green:  7 (12)

Variegated Combo:  6 (8)

Other:  13 (17)  (black, white, yellow, orange, pink and natural)

Look at that, blue again.  I went back to June of last year for stash acquisition.  Blue has been my favorite color since I can remember so its not a bad thing, like I said, I really thought I was leaning toward purple now.  I didn't count actual skeins of each color, I just went with the entry on the stash page.... maybe that would make a difference...  one sec.  Okay, the number in parentheses above is the actual number of skeins in each color, so that's more accurate now.  Blue still wins out.

As far as how color relates to House MonkBee?  I'm not really sure.  There are purple flowers in nature that honey bees would visit.  There aren't too many natural blue plants in the world.  Different species of monkeys are gray, but other than a blue assed baboon I don't think blue or purple pops up too often...  hmmm.  Also, I'm pretty sure baboons are not monkeys, I guess I need to brush up on my zoology, the Kratt brothers would be very disappointed in me right now.  So I leave you with misconception and disappointment evidently.  
I did find a cute monkey pattern on Ravelry... Monkey Jacobus.
Happy Crafting!
-Q
   

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