Monday, April 23, 2012

Day One: Color (3KCBWDAY1)

The theme for the first day of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is color, which worked out perfectly because I am in the midst of knitting this very colorful ruffle scarf. (Disclaimer: The color has been enhanced a bit with PicMonkey, an awesome free photo editing tool.)


In my every day life, I tend to shy away from color. I am a quiet person who doesn't like a lot of attention, and my closet is dominated by greys and blacks that make me feel safely invisible at work and play. But when I knit, I often go with variegated yarn in shades ranging from ocean blue to hot pink and revel in the unfolding of color as my project grows. The idea of knitting in grey and black is unappealing.

This orange scarf is an anomaly. I don't think I've ever knit or worn this color. I bought the yarn because I was oddly drawn to a photo on Ravelry of a lace shawl  that was knit with it. The color is called "Flame," and I think it will be perfect on days when being safely invisible is just unacceptable.


To read more Knitting and Crochet Blog Week posts about color, do a Google search on 3KCBWDAY1.

19 comments:

juicyknits said...

Oh, I like this colourway!

Tracey said...

Orange is my favorite color Stacy. I think you should wear that scarf with your head held high and just smile at the world!

Pumpkin said...

Lovely color! I definitely know what you mean about blacks and grays though, I'm the same way. It's great to break from tradition and try something new!

Katiebee said...

ohhhhh, i like it!!!! can't wait to see it on you~

i've been hearing lots of buzz about picmonkey, gonna have to hope over & see what it's all about

have a great week~

katie

Connie said...

O this is beautiful! I'm like you and stick to the darker and more neutral colors for clothes most of the time but when I shop for yarn my eyes are drawn to the colorful skeins and balls.

Lisa-24-7 said...

Enhanced or not, I bet that color is very pretty to work with!

Theresa said...

Beautiful scarf:) I love color! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

GerryART said...

Now, this is COLOR, Stacy
hugs

Linda said...

Oh Stacy, this is a stunning colour, you are going to look beautiful wearing it!

justjenn said...

That giant ball of yarn makes me itch to pick up my knitting today. Beautiful, beautiful colors

Dogwood said...

Looking good. Great colors.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Wow - that is beautiful! I hope you enjoy wearing it!

Here's my post on the same topic: http://www.craftsfromthecwtch.co.uk/2012/04/kcbw-day-1-colour-lovers.html

Rachel said...

That's sooooo pretty! You definitely won't be able to hide wearing that beautiful scarf :)

Thimbleanna said...

Very, Very pretty. And, I'm thinking it will be gorgeous with black and gray!!!

Joan said...

Love the colors! Is that a rotini pattern?

Dinkyflowerpots said...

It is good to step out of your comfort-zone colourwise and it's made an excellent topic for the first day of blog week!

B x

Kim Sonksen said...

I am like you and shy away from the brights but today's topic made me steer towards reds,yellows and oranges and your shawl would be a perfect example of what I would like to do

Sharon said...

I love orange and that yarn is gorgeous! The scarf looks delicious... it's so vibrant it almost fizzes :)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

OOOOOO!!! LOVE!