This craving for color intensifies with each passing week, until right on schedule it reaches fever pitch in late January. In my experience, it's the best way to combat cabin fever and deal with the cold and gloom that characterizes winter in this region.
Just in case you feel the same, I thought I'd share some favorite combinations that deliver the color fix many of us need to weather winter in fiber fan style:
Black, red, purple
Aged pewter, merlot, old gold
Aqua, coral, sand
Sapphire, ruby, emerald
Turquoise, amethyst, citrine
Deep navy, faded red, fog
Redheart, Fortune, Damson
Currant, gold, forest, indigo, purple
Sage, coral, butter
Rosemary, chili pepper, mustard
Walnut, pumpkin, squash
This assortment contains perennial favorites and more current color profiles, but it doesn't come close to exhausting the full range of possibilities and variations. The combination below with its mix of medium and deep gemtones remains one of my all-time winter favorites:
Looking at these saturated shades speaks to a very real, very primal need. I'm eyebrow deep in knitting projects, and we all know I get a bit twitchy when there are too many things on the needles. So I'm fighting the urge to cast on something new and choosing instead to focus on active WIPs that feature soft, inviting yarns brimming with rich, vibrant color.