I kind of fell out of the habit of doing these somewhere along the way this year. Just like I stopped being good about Love Your Library posts! Gah! I just can’t keep to a schedule or focus. Oh well, no time like the present to resurrect some fun.
With the recent posting of my yarn cakes I have been thinking all about color. The colors in my house, my wardrobe, my yarn. I always thought green was the predominate colors for all, and it is quite true for the first two items. Come on, when your neighborhood knows your house by the “Billiards Green” house, you obviously like green. Or the “Putting Green” house. My entire house, sans kitchen and baths, had dark green carpeting. At one point my living room walls were Chinese Red. Christmas House would have worked too. And in my wardrobe I have about every color of green in shirts, and a Mt Dew green pair of capris. But if I would tell you my yarn is predominately green, I would be mis-remembering what’s in my yarn. While it is true that I have gobs of green yarn to the tune of 4 sweaters, gallons of green yarn to make 5 shawls, I actually have reams of red for cowls or wraps, piles of purple for sweaters, bunches of burgundy for sweaters, and bit of brown.
And when looking at my personal FO’s, green does not stand out in force. All the colors are represented there. So, do I really love green as much as I say I do? Yup! It’s just that sometimes green isn’t available in the yarn I am looking for. And you can only have SO much green. But the color green will always inspire me to buy it. Whether it’s clothes, paint, yarn, or home decor.
Wonder if it’s because I am a green eyed girl? But then again, I am blue eyed and gray eyed, just depending on what color I am wearing. I always thought guys were trying to use flattery to pick me up when they would tell me what pretty blue eyes I had. Sure, right. But then in photos I saw it really was true. My eyes do change.
So, does color inspire you? Or is it pattern? Do you cleave to one color when choosing yarn, or just go with what the sample used? Are you militant about your color, or laissez-faire? Tell me all about it!