What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting.
I love color. I've tried to be one of those people who has a basic wardrobe that they just accent or who decorates their home in a specific color scheme, but it never works out. I'm never happier than when I am surrounded by all different colors. The same applies to my knitting. As I thought about today's prompt I tried to decide what color I favor more than any other, and I came up with nothing. I like to knit in variegated yarns, reserving solids and tonals for garment knitting. Even then I tend to try for variety, looking to knit a different color every time.
A glance over my Ravelry project page shows similar results. In 2012 I seemed to favor greys, blues, and some browns. This year I seem to be leaning towards orange and pinks. I know that when I go to buy yarn I try to think of what kind of project this yarn could make. Then I try to determine what colors I already have to see if I can fill any holes. This is how I ended up with bright purple for a sweater and brown for a pair of socks. For me it is all in what strikes my fancy and that I cannot find already in my wardrobe.
At the same time, the fact that I tend away from solids means that I have a lot of variety in my knitting. I have a pair of socks on the needles that are neon green, hot pink, and black. At the same time I have soft grey lace weight waiting to become a light cardigan. All of this fits in with the House of Bees. We bees love variety. It allows us to keep finding new interesting things in the projects we already have on the needles. If our knitting was all about one color, it would be a lot harder to stay focused on the same series of knits rather than constantly looking for something new.
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