I struggle with putting colours together due to myself wanting everything to match and follow a pattern. I really struggle with the entire concept.
I saw this gorgeous scarf in a free pattern on RedHeart.com that was called Loops & Fringe Scarf. The original design is a solid colour.
I’m the queen of seeing milestones or graduation points in anything I do. I am extremely goal oriented and I need to see progress. Part of my addiction to colour changing is seeing my work progress. When I see new colours or when I add new colours, I feel an inner sense of progress which feeds my addiction nicely. This is one of the reasons why most of the projects I design and/or follow along with are so infused with colour.
Yarn companies, have umpteen million colours at their disposal when it comes to selecting what colour their yarns should be. For me, I would be totally stressed out in a job like that. How can I just choose a few colours? I don’t know how they narrow it down like they do. It’s a gift I just don’t have.
When I cross compare to yarns of yesteryear, the yarns are fairly basic but we have seen technological advances of manufacturing and really fun ideas being incorporated into the yarns. I think yarn today is a lot more vibrant and visually interesting. It makes for fun yarn shopping to me.
Red Heart, Bernat and Lion Brand have come up with yarns that are just jaw dropping fabulous. I love when experts take the bull by the horns and come up with slowly colour transitioning yarns. For me, it takes some of the guess work out of selecting colours. Essentially, I’m letting the yarn do the work and I can relax and crochet with ease.
For many crocheters, putting colours together is a very difficult job. Many of us, including me, get stuck in creating a pattern and struggle with projects appearing to be random. If you are in this category, the art of being random is a gift that a few of us have. Diva Dan has this gift and it drives me crazy with envy. It’s hard to think random when our brains are wired to look for patterns. Getting outside of this thinking is really tough. Either way your brain is wired, it’s what’s makes crochet so interesting.
Do you prefer patterns? or Can you create random looking projects with ease? Leave me a comment below and share with me what you think.
This Article Has Been Edited
Please note this blog has been edited due to my loose terminology of using OCD. I apologize to those who were offended and/or have this serious illness. This article was not intended to be taken in the context in which people are reading it. Please do not over react and/attack others for my editing, it was a judgement call based on the facts presented by readers who suffer or deal with OCD. Please respect, with kindness and open arms that my terminology wasn’t meant to insult or mock anyone. Diva Dan’s mother suffered from severe paranoid schizophrenia. We are very aware of mental illness and the struggles that it can cause within families and friends.