3kcbwday1 — Snazzy Colors

Inspired by Lisa over at the Wicked Artsy blog, I made a snap decision to take part in the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, organized on the Eskimimi Makes blog. Nothing like discovering something exists and then deciding to take part 10 minutes later! The goal is to blog about specific topics every day for a week. This foolhardy attempt is brought to you by the stormy weather we’re currently having, otherwise I’d be out on the boat counting fish and utterly unable to blog at all.

Today’s topic is color. I have a lot of strong feelings about color. A cursory glance at my project page on Ravelry will clue even the least observant person into the fact that clearly, I have a thing for blues. Blues, greens, teals, purples, pale greys… I am a cool-color kind of girl. In fact, anything not made of colors on the cooler end of the spectrum were either 1) socks or 2) gifts for other people. In fact– I’m just going to say it– I hate orange. I own exactly one orange shirt and wear it very rarely. And you know what? I’m not sorry. Red is ok if it is a deep deep maroon. Pink is iffy but sometimes doable. Yellow is alright in moderation, especially if it’s a nice bright happy yellow. Brown can be kind of icky, it depends on the brown. But the other end of the spectrum? It rules at life!

I read an interesting blog entry about color preferences by gender. Turns out, I am an utterly predictable average female. Fully 72% of female participants listed either blue, purple, or green as their favorite color and 33% (the largest percentage) listed orange as their least favorite color. Blue is favored by both genders, actually, but 0% of men liked purple. Interestingly, my Fiasco is a rather unpredictable male with brown as his favorite color (only 2% listed it as favorite and the largest percentage (27%) listed it as least favorite). Go figure!

My most recent project highlights my color preferences fairly well, I think:

Bugga in my Snazzy Stripes Scarf

All cool colors: blue, green, and purple, bold and bright! This thing is going to have a ton of ends to weave in, but I’ll deal with it. Here’s hoping its stripe-tastic goodness will be worth it! 🙂

How do you feel about color?

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4 thoughts on “3kcbwday1 — Snazzy Colors

  1. Still loving the snazzy stripes! And I can fully believe what you read, I noticed most of my fellow knitters tend to use blues and greens, myself included. But for me it's because I look good in them, what with my blue eyes (so I've been told).
    I'm glad I influenced you to do blog week, I am excited and scared for it at the same time.

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  2. I definitely have color preferences. And also hate hate orange. And most reds. And most yellows. I basically like purples, blues, and silvery grays. And I wear a ton ton ton of black and purple. Which is actually kind of surprising – I really don't wear a whole lot of blues. But all my formal gowns ever are blue.

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