I do believe my yellow Aidez sweater has started a snowball effect of color in my knitting world. I recently completed the above shawl (Cladonia) which is a color combination that I could never see myself in. I had originally chosen the rainbow yarn for my daughter and the yellow for a friend but both sank to the bottom of my stash. I never would have dared knit either for myself. But now I love it.
In the weeks since finishing the cardigan and the shawl, I find myself gravitating to brighter and brighter colors. Yesterday some of my knitting friends and I ventured down to the brand spanking new Fancy Tiger location (AMAZING, by the way!) and my eyes went to all the vibrant colors that I would have passed over a year ago. It’s like having a new set of eyes!
I walked away with a few skeins yesterday, one of which was this great fuchsia Peace Fleece with which I want to knit myself a Molly.
When I got home I laughed at the realization that this is not unlike the color pink that my hair use to commonly be years ago.
Perhaps my sticking to blond and red hair has contributed to my need for bright color in my otherwise neutral wardrobe. Oh, my beloved pink, you will adorn my head once again!
I hope to keep this up for the rest of 2012. Perhaps I’ll venture more into orange and blues, those colors which never dare enter my dresser. I’m excited to see what this year brings!