4KCBWDay4: Colour review

A couple of days ago I wrote already a post about my favorite colors. My favorites are purple, blue and green. And here’s the proof: I made a review of my used colors from 2010 till 2012.

2010: At the beginning of my knitting I used lots of industrial produced solid colored yarn, mainly LANG yarns. It’s a swiss brand and therefore mainly in the yarn shops available. Don’t get me wrong it’s good quality, but with the time it’s somehow boring because you know the product range very fast.


2011: By travelling around the world in 2010/2011 I’ve seen lots of hand-dyed yarns and there are gorgeous yarn stores, especially in the United States. There are gorgeous variegated yarns, though it cost me quite an effort to buy and use them. At first, I was intimidated to use variegated yarn. But due to Ravelry, I’ve seen lots of pretty projects with variegated yarns. That helped me to start with multi-coloured projects. So I’ve started to buy yarn as a souvenir from every place I’ve visited.


2012: Last year the dominant colours were purple, blue and green. I’ve used red and pink shades mostly for presents. There were solid and variegated shades in my favourite colours. This year I tend to knit with brighter and multi-coloured colours.

With the House Cup from Monday in my mind I recognize something interesting: As I look to this review it looks like I was, in the beginning, more like a Manatee: relaxed and unflashy. Then I changed to a monkey: challenging with every project presenting with something new and interesting. At the moment I’m like a bee: busy and industrious, flitting from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture its interest. How knows maybe someday I’ll be like a peacock: take something good and make it brilliant?

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