Most of the clothes in my closet are muted, neutral in color, and pretty basic in style or construction. I've spent most of my knitting "career" working through an inherited stash of super bright and almost obnoxious looking acrylic yarns. Most of the fun and challenge of working with this stash is trying to pull attractive color combinations from what I've got in the basket. And I'll admit, it got a little fun.
|'inherited' yarn stash|
Now that most of that acrylic stash is done, I'm finally free to acquire my own stash and I think my own taste for muted or earthy colors is finally showing up! The sock yarn may be an exception. I'm just too excited about how the yarn stripes up to care about how bright the socks end up when worn.
Besides, brights make a great accent to a neutral outfit, so I can wear any pair of loud socks knowing they'll match whatever else I've got going on. :>
|acquired yarn stash [so far]!|
Out of the [soon to be[ 4 things I've knit for myself, two of them are in an orange shade. The first being my first pair of socks in the comfy sport sweet potato, and this now pilly and gross looking washcloth I made for myself [the poor thing gets thrown in the wash with all my darks(read: any and all of my clothing) so it's dim and ratty, and still just about indestructible].
I guess bright orange is my dominant color by default, but in just a few months I think we'll get a more accurate representation of my color-tastes and -tendencies. xD
As far as being curious goes, I guess I could argue that I'm like the monkey and the manatee alike. It's clear that I'm in love with muted and subtle colors when curating for my shop or considering stash for future projects--very comfy manatee-ish behavior imo. But I've been on a real sock yarn kick, picking up any beautiful skein I see to see how it looks knit up--curious try-new-things monkey behavior!
I'm pretty happy with this little balance I've got going on. Who knows, I may end up leaning toward one or the other with time.