My color is purple, tending toward maroon. I also dig black, if we aren’t being too technical about it.
I have a Featherweight Cardigan in a beautiful teal blue (KnitPicks Capretta in Harbor). I’m pretty sure I picked the color because it was on sale. It is my “goes with everything” sweater (or WAS, more on that in a later post) and I definitely wore it with many, many outfits.
I recently modified the Featherweight pattern to be a bolero in order to work with a wrap dress I sewed with a side tie closure. One day, while I was working on it during a social event at work and wearing my original Featherweight, a coworker asked, jokingly, if I was knitting on the thing I was wearing while wearing it. I looked down and sure enough, the beautiful Tell Tale Yarn Sailor Sock in Fathom that I was working with was a pretty close match to the cardigan I was wearing, the only real difference being the Sailor Sock is a hand-dyed tonal. Okay, these are based on the same pattern but will be two very different garments, so it’s cool. Obviously the blue-green goes with enough of my clothes, since I wear OG Featherweight so often, that this bolero is bound to be a success. Right!
While the bolero was still a work in progress, I went on vacation to British Columbia, where I visited the SweetGeorgia Yarns studio in Vancouver. I picked up a sweater quantity of Tough Love Sock in the Evergreen colorway. I thought I would make myself a nice green sweater, since I didn’t have any nice green sweaters.
Well, as it turns out…
A couple weeks after I finished that bolero, I excitedly cast on for a new sweater in the SweetGeorgia yarn. I have a thing for knitting striped sweaters by Amy Miller without the stripes, so I got started on Signature Stripes without the stripes (I’ve also knit her Sperry pattern in a solid). I was knitting on that at a staff meeting recently and that same coworker looked at me and said, “There you are knitting in your color!” I wasn’t even wearing either of my versions of Featherweight.
My color is purple, damn it!