Knitting & Crochet Blog Week IV – Day 3+4 My colour review – a infographic

Knitting-and-Crochet-Blog-Week-2013As Wednesdays are my Yarn Along Days I decided to mix the topics for Day 3 and 4 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. The assignments were: Day 3: Make your own infogaphic (no fancy imaging software needed, you can draw it on paper and photograph it if you want) to convey any element of your craft(s). It can be just for fun or a thoroughly researched presentation of an idea/finding. and Day 4: What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects. Have a think about what colours you seem to favour when yarn shopping and crafting. Look to see what colours you have used in your projects. Compare this, in turn, to the colours that are most dominant in your yarn stash – do they correlate?

When I read the topic for Day 3: blog about something using an infographic, I immediately thought about my stash. So Day 4’s topic “colour review” is the perfect topic to match the infographic topic with. But lets jump straight in (to my stash).

I would say I don’t have a special favourite colour at least not for knitting but I do like bright colours. My alltime favourite colour is purple in all shades (see me broken Favourite-Coloursseed stitch socks...). For our appartement I have a great liking for greens between lime and olive, so rather yellowish greens and bright cherry reds (my big blanket shows it a little bit, yes for a perfect blanket the mint stripe would be light green but they didn’t have that colour)). And for clothing at the moment es it is spring I really enjoy everything coral and peachy (see my Gemini top). So when shopping for yarn I’m normally drawn towards that colours but I usually buy what I think I can turn into something nice.

Now I checked my stash. Continue reading

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Yarn Along – Week 17 – New projects

This week is Knitting & Crochet Blog Week but I decided to leave today’s topic for tomorrow and rather join Ginny’s Yarn along. So make sure you check that out what colours I like (you actually get a good glimpse on it when you look at my projects at the moment) and what my stash looks like in Thursday’s post.

As predicted last week, I ditched the angora top and went for the top I Top-part-of-my-Geminireally wanted, the Gemini. I’m using a peachy coloured cotton/acrylic mix which knits up nicely. I was not too sure about the top down approach though. I was quite sure I did everything according to the pattern but the increase part during the lace section looked a bit messy compared to the part were you only knit stockinette stitch. So I decided to start new, fixing this. Now it looks far better. You can see the changes I made on my ravelry project page. Continue reading