Day 2 - Photography Challenge Day

Today challenges you to be creative with your photography, and get yourself in with the chance to win the photography prize.

While this picture is not particularly special, or well staged, for me it tells a story, a story of connection in the fiber world.

I took this picture with my phone on Saturday night to let someone, whom I have never met in person, see the cloth I had just taken off my loom.  She is a friend, and purveyor of fine yarns, and despite being hours away I was able to instantly respond to her with a photo within minutes.

It's not the best picture but it captured a moment that was important to me and one that had it not been for my iPhone I wouldn't have been able to make a connection with another person across the province and the world.

Photographs have power beyond their perceived quality, they can capture a moment, and now that everyone has cameras in their pockets with instant connection to flickr, facebook and twitter there are more of these little moments that everyone can capture in the future.  I am not a picture snob, the more the better!

Day 1 - Colo(u)r Lovers

Note: I am participating in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, so for the next seven days you will be working from prompts (which are given at the top of each post). To learn more, visit Eskimimi who has planned the event.

Colour is one of our greatest expressions of ourselves when we choose to knit or crochet, so how do you choose what colours you buy and crochet or knit with. Have a look through your stash and see if there is a predominance of one colour. Do the same with your finished projects - do they match? Do you love a rainbow of bright hues, or more subdued tones. How much attention do you pay to the original colour that a garment is knit in when you see a pattern? Tell readers about your love or confusion over colour.

Color is one of the things I suffer a bit of mild anxiety.  Not about enjoying colors, but about picking and pairing colors, I have no idea at time what goes with what and what goes with my skintone.  I just wear colors I like and have family who will sometimes lean over and mention that the top doesn't really, go, and not to wear it in future.

However, I took this post as a challenge to haul out my stash and put it in a color wheel and see what colors I have in my stash, and these are the results.

I'm not overly surprised to find out that green is the most prominent wedge of the wheel in my stash.  Green has always been my favorite color, from the mint green color of carpet I picked out at age 3, through to my favorite bags, and even my car, oh and my nickname for the blog.

Stretching from yellow-y grass green through to turquoise/tourmaline blue-greens, it is a great section from the colorwheel, that I LOVE.

However, purple seems to be coming in a close second, with coppery/tan/pinky groups coming a distant third.

What is most shocking is the absolute lack of blues in my stash.  I currently have a couple of skeins, most notably and beautifully, Frost from the TFA club last year.  And considering that blue is Tanis's favorite color to but dye and use, I haven't picked up any of her gorgeous skeins.

My finished projects seems to be the same with purples and greens making regular appearances amongst a range of other colors.

As far as tone, I seem to like clear tones, although heathers and "muddier" tones also make regular appearances.

As far as picking colors, I will be inspired by the original item, but more often than not I don't pick yarn for a specific project, I buy yarn for stash and pick from that stash for projects, so I am pairing a yarn that is fixed in color with a project. So while the original of the item may inspire me to a certain family of colors, rarely do I have the option of matching it exactly.

For me color is exciting and I am desperate to learn more about it, I would like to start dyeing yarn and maybe one day I will own a carder, which excites me very much.

So I am still very much confused about color, however that doesn't keep me from wanting to enjoy color.