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September 25, 2011

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Siobhan


Colour interests me. Apparently men's favourite colour is brown. I like to know what connotations the various colours have and ended up on an interesting site. http://www.squidoo.com/colorexpert there are further links which were really interesting. The quotes come from the 'all about blue' etc links.

Here is a man who certainly did not go with the status quo - Winston Churchill. Who said "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns"

Making brown sound rather more interesting I found that apparently (no idea if it is true) that "The Japanese do not have a specific word for brown. Rather, they use more descriptive names such as 'tea colour', fox colour, and 'fallen leaf'. " I think this sounds absolutely lovely.

I am rather partial to pink myself; a lot of men were apparently picking out the pink from your yarn the other day. They may be interested to know, like I was that "In Japan, the colour pink has a masculine association. The annual spring blooming of the pink blossomed cherry trees (the sakura) is said to represent the young Japanese warriors who fell to battle in the prime of life (samurai)".

And a final quote - I found many (to me at least) fascinating things people have said about colours, is about grey. It's quite surprising in one way as it is said by the artist Jean August Dominique Ingres. He said "Better grey than garishness" I suppose he meant that there was a balance and he would rather not tip the balance into garish from colourful. I saw an exhibition of his once and he used beautiful vibrant rich colours. Never once was he garish. I'm not sure I would agree myself. I think I would prefer a world of clashing garishness as opposed to one resolutely grey, even though I think it has a place.

Anyway, this comment is quite indulgent of me, I just enjoyed reading all the info about colours, and thought you might quite like it too. My own preferences are Purple, pink, green and over the last few years orange.


Jan

Exactly why God made chocolate AND vanilla! See, I would have leaned more towards the pinks and purples instead of the blues in this selection (but really, I love the golds,dark greens, teals, slate blue, rose, gray and the more earthy colors). BUT, this is totally lovely and totally YOU, so it will rock for sure! So excited to see the finished beauty~after all, we did all have a part in it! haha!

Susan

Hi I am about to start a ripple blanket, following your lovely pattern and tutorial, I was wondering how many chains would I make in my foundation chain, to make a reasonable size blanket?

Bebe Rouge

Love the colours!! You always pick such amazing colours. Also I have made up a half hexagon pattern to go with your hexagons, as when i made my blanket I wanted to fill in the gaps, just wondering if I could pop it up. Thanks love the blog have made so many of your wonderful creations you are one talented and generous lady.

Katie B

Hey Luce, just been catching up with your inspirational posts after a few weeks away - wow, that knitted garden - how fantastically woolly & just a wee bit kitsch! I just love the thought of that for possibly a Degree Show!! Brilliant! Lovin' your work, & your writing as ever & the new approach / love for housework made me LOL - hope all's well. Sending lots of love, Katie B x x x

Carla Dabney

Since I'm a red person I LOVE the new reds!
I've been secretly following you for months now (almost a year) and I adore your photos. Anytime I'm down I can pull up your blog and take an instant mini vacation to the UK. Thanks Lu

Taylor

I am always late posting! Anyway I am envious of your yarn shop and shopping! But I need to use my stash. Anyway I LOVE your new colors. Can not wait to see how it turns out.

Clare

Love that you use your instinct rather than prescribed acceptable choices. Looking forward to seeing the blanket progress.

Chi

I just moved to Morocco which is full of colour, but only acrylic yarn. I even went looking for the real wool they use for carpets but it's much much too rough... unless, I suppose, I tried to crochet a carpet :-S That said, I'm gettign home decor inspiration from your blog for our new house and am planning on making the pen, scissor and hook holders on my craft bench out of a row of colourful Moroccan pointy slippers all nailed to the wall. That's instant smiles right there. Plus, after a day of boring terribly essential jobs to do with moving continent, I sat down and used the synthetic 'cotton', which is the least eeeky on the fingers, to make a string of mini-bunting for my baby's buggy. Loved what you wrote about the value of bunting's utterly wonderful uselessness. Great stuff! Thanks x

Lyndsey

Oh what a lovely yarn shop. I have yarn shop envy. I haven't really got a LYS I do have a hobbycraft but there isn't really much choice. The yarns never seem to change :0( and they don't really cater much for crochet. The heathens!!! :0/
Love the new colours. Your colour choices are always wonderful.
Happy hooking x

Jill

Lucy, I'm going to have to quit my job! I want to make everything on your blog and my job is just gettin' in the way! You've made a difference in me, thank you so much.

Karen

Wonderful choices! Love all of them!

Karen

Lyn Z...

yummy!!!! so looking forward to your design of choice.

Holly

Amazing. Yes, the maroon just needed a friend. Of course I see it now, now that you have brought in the other color. I learn so much about color on your blog being the pastel person that I am you are definitely pushing my boundaries...I love it!

Ali

wow, it looks good. I go through the same process when i'm picking colors and my hubby thinks im crazy when i'm doing it? They jus dont understand the thought process it takes to create beautifull blankets. Thanks for sharing!

Ali-Avenue

Ellen

I'm not sure which is better: checking out the yarn on your blog or going to LYS in the flesh. At 7:00 am it's wonderful to be in PJs & drinking coffee looking at your blog. If I were to head to LYS I'd have to get dressed & drive at least 20 miles.

Can't wait to see your project.

Kate

I find it always takes at least two goes at sorting colours to get it right- often taking chances on a colour ( like your sharp green) really suddenly and surprisingly makes everything else work properly.Time playing with colour is rarely wasted!
Lovely yarn shop....

Libby

What a lovely shop - where is it?

judith hunter

lovely selection of colours, can't wait to see the finished project!
dare you ladies to ask for one of these for xmas
ha ha
http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/house-of-holland-crochet-scarf/invt/5752431331232/

jude

Hils

The colours are fantastic = I would never have guessed the pale pink but now you have replaced it I can see why you needed to revisit. You have a great eye for colour and I am trying to learn a little bit of your knowledge of how you put colours so beautifully together.

Tesha

Lovely! I've just "discovered" this inspiring blog of yours - I'll be back! Do I want to see how the blanket turns out? Yes, indeed! Have fun!!!

Linnie

Lol the two sets You weren't crazy about I think I loved the most for my house... But definitely too calm for yours( I'm too spastic for bright I need a low distraction home, my home is very natural rustic eclectic and calm) I love how cheery and bright your home is, I think it matches your personality... That's why I think I read your blog I think, honest sweet and bright and cheery!!

Lori

I can't wait to see what you are going to crochet up with those lovely yarns. I look forward to your next post in anticipation!

Joey

Oh...so gorgeous are those colours! Now in great anticipation of seeing what you are to do next for a new blanket. Have nearly finished my granny stripe which was inspired by yours! Happy hooky time to you! X

Crochet with Raymond

what a stunning LYS! Ooooh! I want one that lovely where I live! We have a small selection of Rowan at one of our LYS's but it does not look as lovely as that gorgeous disply for sure!
Loving your colour choices, I agree with the pale pink and red swap, this blanket is going to be a colour punch in the face, AWESOME! :OD
Have fun starting your brand new blanky!
Love Alice XXXXX

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