Monday, April 23, 2012

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day 1

This week there will be a blog post every day in celebration of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.

If your interested in finding more blogs on Knitting and Crochet now is a great time to find them! By just Googling 3KCBWDAY1 you'll find blogs that are currently participating and many of us are also doing giveaways. You can learn more about my giveaway at the end of this post.

I decided to participate in KCBW to kind of shake things up around here. Everyday there is a topic and in a way its an open house to let people learn more about use bloggers.

Today is all about color.

Now I love color, but you would never tell. I don't wear too much color as I prefer comfort over fashion and believe that a shawl is best worn with plain clothing so it stands out like a fine work of art.

I tend to go through phases with color. Sometimes it last months or just a mere week. At Stitches West I was in a short lived purple phase which made me buy a huge bag of yarn in a color I'm now not too fond of. But as I'm a dyer I can dye it into another color!

Right now I'm in a bright color phase. It's spring, the sun is shining and all I want is a bright top (right now I'm wearing a bright yellow green top).

When I'm dyeing I take a look at what is in the shop and make lists of colors it's missing. Then I go look at what I currently have in my favorites on Etsy. Since I'm usually shopping for fiber to spin I put a lot in my favorites and I use it as an idea bored when I can't figure out what colors I need. When all else fails I have a safety network of artists that dye with me and as many have heard me say "It'll work itself out." Caren is one of my frequent dyers and she usually leans toward Noro types of colorways, which I do not.

What are your favorite color combination?

Now the giveaway part!

Everyday that KCBW is running I will be giving out three $5 gift certificate to my shop. To enter all you have to do is comment below (see the question above), follow me on Twitter, and/or follow my blog via Google. You can enter up to 3 times per day if you do all of the above. In your comment just give me your Twitter name and Google name as well as your answer to the question.


  1. I love blues and purples with a touch of contrast like soft yellow, teal, or green.

    I follow you on Twitter as knitterlydesign
    and Blogger as knitterlydesigns

  2. I have always loved the charcoal and red combinatine.

    I follow you on Twitter as sticks_string
    Google name as Barbara Stoner/ Bgstoner

  3. Purple and.. well anything..But all of your color-combos are beauties.

  4. I like a bright color and a muted- like hot pink and black

  5. I forgot to add I follow you as Kenyetta on blogger

  6. Purple is my favourite colour, but I think I ought to be more adventurous!

  7. I followed you in both places. I am currently in love with a color combo that reminds me of this: I love the sky, and water, but like to keep my feet firmly planted on the ground so that I can grow.

    Therefore, I'm loving a multi that has sky/aqua blue, brown, yellow, and green.

    Indulgence on Ravelry

  8. Agree with Mary/May ... purple and anything! google & rav amchart

  9. I love any combination of blues even with greens mixed in. I need cool soothing colors around me.
    trot26 on rav

  10. I love a Caribbean color combination with corals to turquoise to and orchid purple with a pink sand color added

    I follow toy on twitter @wildthing1058 and my blog is

  11. I am following you on Google as Knittingdancer on Ravelry.

  12. My favorite colors are the jeweltones - deep rich purples and greens. But lately I have been drawn to ocean combos - greens and blues (and blue is not even one of my favorite colors!)> I am knitting a baby cap from Sirdur Smiley Stripes - I think the color is giggles or something - and I am drooling over it!

  13. I too love the jewel tones, purples and blues. I also love the natural colors, browns/blacks.