It’s no secret that I love color (I’m wearing red shoes today, which makes me very happy). All you have to do is look at my projects over the years, and you will find that there has been no shortage of color from this fiber enthusiast. But something I want to try and do this year is focus more intentionally on color pairing, namely, stepping outside my box of color combinations. I love these colors for inspiration (especially that Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s Color of 2012):
My first attempts at this will be in baby blankets. I’ve already purchased yarn for two baby blankets, using unconventional color palettes for baby boys. Not that the colors aren’t suitable for boys, but they typically aren’t the first “go-to” colors when knitting blankets. I’m also in love with bold solids right now, so I think I’ll be staying away from the variegated varieties of yarns and focusing in on the solids.
Another thing I’ve been latching onto more recently, especially since I started spinning, is natural colors. I’m in love with browns and cremes and greys right now, which is great because my current spinning project is a natural-creme-colored Jacob fleece. A great thing about natural colors is that you can pop some bold color with it for some modern flair (grey and bright yellow, yes! brown and a rich red, absolutely! lime green and white, love it!).
So playing with color is just one of my many goals this year, which luckily for me, isn’t a very hard goal at all.