Meme and Grumbles

Goshdarnit! How come I sit, spinning-wheel-less, when there are things like this collection here languishing without a spinner to spin them (and most likely destined to live out their lives as “conversation pieces”. *mumble grumble* Anyway, check out that ebay listing, there are some truly stunning spinning wheels all lumped together.

And, since I haven’t gotten around to uploading any decent photos of the things I’ve been working on lately, I’ll leave you with a meme about colour decisions, began by the FiberFool.

1. What is your current favorite color?
I think currently there’s a big tie between burgundy and a really rusty orange-red.

2. Had your favorite color changed over the years?
Yes. When I was a little girl I morphed through a pink phase (like most girls) to a purple/lavender love that lasted many years. In my early 20s I had a definite red thing going on, which has changed more recently to the more red-purples or red-oranges.

3. Is your current favorite color one that is currently trendy? (Do you see it in the fashion rags or on the clothes rack or in the linen aisle right now? How about 5 years ago?)
Burgundies usually enjoy a brief time on the racks for autumn/winter lineups, but I don’t think it’s particularly fashionable.

4. What is your favorite color combination?
To wear — I’m not sure. My usual tactic is to pair a strong colour with a dark neutral (like a burgundy with black, or say a green with brown). For other things surrounding me, I love a rich red/dark green/goled yellow combination, like in this fox painting by Franz Marc.

5. Is that combination a popular one? (Is it use in prints you see in the stores and catalogs and magazines now? How about 5 years ago?)
Again, the colour combination I like really is found in a fair but of art and textiles, but not in the fashion world very much. (I’m sure it would make some great Fair Isle, though!)

6. What is your favorite way of using color in your knitting? (Are you a stranded knitter? Do you prefer simple stripes? Do you prefer just accents at the hems/collars?)
I really haven’t done very much colourwork knitting (stranded or intarsia), so most of the colour in my knitting comes from variegated/hand-painted yarns. Even for a single-colour piece (say a hat), I prefer yarns with a bit of colour interest, like heathering, tweed, or a semi-solid.

7. What colors look good on you?
Most jewel-tones or ‘saturated’ colours look good on me, as well as earth-tones (a warm brown especially), which I like very much. I also look very good in rose-pinks and bright turquoise/teals, which are colours I don’t automatically go for, but occasionally buy since they do work very well for me.

8. What colors look bad on you?
Yellows and bright greens, eww. Also I don’t do well in bright white, or black.

9. Do you wear colors that don’t look good on you just because you like them?
Black — I can’t get over how much of a mix-and-match staple it is, so even if I don’t look great in black shirts, I have many. I am similarly guilty for red, though many of my red pieces have been retired now.

10. What is your favorite neutral color? black/white/ivory/tan/brown/gray – if brown or gray do you prefer cool or warm versions of those or does it matter? And, how dark?
I look very good in darker browns, and I prefer the warmer tones. I am also fond of black and medium greys, but not fond of tans and ivories.

11. Is there a sweater pattern that uses more than one color that you’d like to make, but you wish to change the colors from what is published? If yes, which one? What do you not like about the published colors?
The Mirpoix Bodice from the latest IK is the kind of sweater I’d like to make, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t knit it up in the green shown, because I’m not sure I’d look very good in it.



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2 responses to “Meme and Grumbles

  1. *crosses fingers* I hope you like the colours I sent you!

    Ooh the shape of that sweater is EXACTLY what I want to try to knit myself…. in a few years! haha I don’t think I’d be able to finish a sweater.

  2. Thanks for playing along! I like that sweater too, but think I’d need to swap out the colors myself :-)

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