Knitting and Crochet Blog week is here! Welcome, if you’re new to the blog, and do check out the other participants using today’s tag 3KCBWDAY1 .
So without further ado, let’s dive right in, and there’ll be a new topic and post every day for the next seven days. This post is quite pic-heavy, so click below to expand.
Colour is one of the most fun but also the most tricky things about knitting. One glance at a shelf full of Wollmeise and I am wiping the drool from my mouth before becoming paralysed with indecision in the face of dozens of different combinations, each one more stunning than the last:
And then I remind myself that, as much as I might like to knit colours a bird of paradise would envy, I’m far less likely to wear them on a day-to-day basis. What can I say, I’m clearly more chicken than peacock. But there’s definitely something to be said for trying a bolder colour choice now and again. If you’re nervous, babies and small children are brilliant guinea pigs (in the nicest possible sense):
But you can also find colour inspiration all over the place, from the garden:
To the bakery:
Nevertheless, don’t underestimate the quieter colours. They may be rather more modest, but they can still make an impact and are often far more practical. It’s always nice to have a few knits that go with everything:
But you know, sometimes, there’s nothing to beat a peacock: