Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Color me stupid=a blog contest


When I was setting up my crafts room recently I realized that I have two copies of Sally Melville's The Knitting Experience, Book 3: Color. I obviously had a little memory loss problem when I bought the second copy. While I love Sally Melville's books with a passion, I don't need two copies of the same book.

So.... I will start another blog contest with one of the copies of the book as its prize. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me your favorite color(s). It would help my dyeing if you also tell me your favorite color combinations and how intense or subtle you like them.

Please make sure that you leave an email link for me to contact you if you win. If you don't, I won't be able to use your entry for the draw.

One entry per person please. Additional entries will eliminate you from the draw.

I'll use a random number generator to determine a winner on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

(p.s. the dog paw in the lower left of the picture is not included in the prize package)

117 comments:

Adrienne said...

Dusty Lavender

Maya said...

I love plums, teals, and blue-purples, and usually prefer highly-saturated colors.
maya.amis@gmail.com

Gail said...

My favorite color is sage green and when I dye I love to add in touches of rose.

knittinggenie@yahoo.com said...

It depends on the day. I really love your yarn in the top left hand corner......bright colors and highly saturated. Being a plus size, I tend to be more conserative in my outter wear....socks are the true me.
Jeane

knightknitter said...

I like most colors, but tend to lean towards greens in the sage group and love to add rose and purple colors - depending on what I'm working on at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Blue----any shade! Lois at gcandd@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

my favorite color(s) are sky blue blended into the earth---tones of blue changing to subtle green, gold, camel, brown and back to blue...but having viewed your blog---could you devise a 'dappled dachsie'color ... we show cats but I could easily fall in LOVE with Bentley! -zj-
zellajane kb4qwg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love yellows, blues, reds, and greens. One of my favorite color combinations is made up with the colors in a sunset.
pa903@verizon.net

joanna said...

I really like a rich brown and a blue combination.

Julie said...

I had some scrap blue and orange yarn an I noticed how good these two colors look together. I also like blue and rose colors together.

Sharpei4Kris said...

I love all shades of purple. My bridesmade dresses were deep amythest on top that gradually faded to nearly silver at the hem. I'd love to find a sock color like that.

Sharon said...

I love pinks through to purples best of all with some black thrown in for good measure.
serendipity.uk@googlemail.com

Anonymous said...

pale pinks to deep purples, sunrise to sunset!!
Hugs,
C.
condith@yahoo.com

Dixie said...

I love olive green! And olive green and pale aqua are a heavenly combination...

dyb@broadreach.net

Amy said...

I feel your pain! While I haven't bought two of the same book, I *have* bought two of the same issue of knitting magazines, and have come close on more than one occasion when buying videos for my kids! :)

My favorite color is blue - most of my wardrobe is some variation of blue. I lean towards the darker versions, but in my knitting I'm into a lot of lace and like the shaded monochromatic variations.

(I can't leave an email address - but have left my blog address, you can reach me there.)

kims place said...

Thank you for having such a wonderful contest! I look for yarns with pink, turquoise, lime green and purple. The more intense the better...

Kristen said...

I love green. A true greeny-green, like grass. And with various other shades of green to blue mixed in.

Becky said...

I love teals, and hot pink, but not necessarily together!

Becky

isshinryubearmom@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

purple and more purple! I am also a plus size so am toned down in my dress. But watch out for my socks!! Anything goes, purple and red, purple and green, purple and yellow, purple and .....

Donna at darbydonna@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Any combination of purples,
A bit of black or pink thrown in,
To knit a lovely beanie or scarf,
Adding some cute pussycat buttons or a lovely hand-sculptured pin
Anna Garde
clowd7@bigpond.com
Australia

annashandknitting said...

ghboqlfiAny combination of purples,
A bit of black or pink thrown in,
To knit a lovely beanie or scarf,
Adding some cute pussycat buttons or a lovely hand-sculptured pin
Anna Garde
clowd7@bigpond.com
Australia

cthulhulovesme said...

My favorite color is bright, screaming, kelly green. I love all shades of green except for the pastels, but I especially like dark foresty greens mixed with olive and grass for combined colorways.

Anonymous said...

I love blue/green combinations; teal with purple.

Anonymous said...

I love blue/green combinations; teal with purple.

Silly me. I posted anonymously...and then failed to give you an e-mail address.

joancallaway@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

Pick me pick me! LOL my favorite colors are purple shades

dtorkelsonATtdsDOTnet

michael said...

wow! how nice of you! and lucky for us :)
my favourites are all colours earth and autumn...really rich bold greens, browns, reds, and orange

i met Sally recently...she's so lovely and her books helped me learn to knit

4michael1@rogers.com

melaniezahara said...

I love blue-green variations. Cool, calm, watery colors with subtle shading. melaniezahara@sbcglobal.net

Emily said...

I used to love orange, but recently I've moved to being into blue and green. I'm also finding myself in a phase where I like subtly variegated yarns more than I'm into multi-colored colorways. TelmahQ at gmail

Abigail said...

purples more on the blue side than red. and teals, blue-greens oh bliss!

i like really saturated intense colors, especially in roving. in yarns i also like pastels, but i find in rovings the pastes tend to washout too much and become dull looking.

alien_sunset@yahoo.com

Carol said...

My favorite colors are blues and greens. I really like when mixed colors are in really small bits throughout the skein. They can be all hues and intensities. I just used some Colinette Jitterbug that was dyed this way. Delicious. And no pooling (although I don't mind pooling all that much). E-mail addy is carollpaul (at) verizon (dot) net Thanks for the opportunity to win a very cool book!

Anonymous said...

My favorite colors are any shades of blue and green
lisacameron2@mchsi.com

OhAmyKP said...

Hiya - found your blog on the ravelry group. I like Heather drk or lightnbrown and drk purple combos. thanks 4 the contest.

I tried my hand at dying this wknd, it was such fun

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20771230@N08/sets/72157604991234245/

Maxine said...

All colours, in any shade, except blue. Not that I superstitious or anything but it is my unlucky colour - go figure. As an afterthought I also don't like white either. So really quite catholic with the colours.

chickadix@yahoo.com

Marsha said...

This post had me giggling, don't know why. I enjoy your color choices.
My favorites are primary colors in bold bright swipes. Something else I really enjoy is what some refer to as seasonal mixes, like the autumn colors, spring colors, summer and winter. ANd then about my favorite color mix is when a color is manipulated by light and dark and grey. Color is just so important in all ways. HArd to just pick one.

Janelle said...

Fun contest! I saw your post on the Townsend KAL. My favorite combinations for sock yarn tend to be blues and greens (together or separately) and/or red, orange, and yellow. Brights!

Annie said...

My preferences tend to change, but lately I'm into blues and purples, maybe with a little green thrown in. I like the colors to be soft, and the changes from color to color to be subtle.
AnnieB63@aol.com

osmia said...

My mostest favouritest colour is bright, striking, vibrant red ... but it looks awful on me. My favourite colour to wear is a subdued, bright blue - does that make sense? Here goes trying to explain that, bright but not garish, a lighter blue but NOT light blue, and definitely not a watered down navy blue. A tinge of white either merged or tapered in looks good and on one occasion a striped sweater with white stripes 2/3 the size of my hard to describe "blue" looked fantabulous. Hope you followed all that in your colour mind's eye :)

Debra in NC said...

I love purples mixed with blues! geowolfwalker@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I really love green and blue together.

Red and Black.

Fuschia and orange.

I love more subtle color changes.

JackieCastsOn Ravelry

Amy in ne said...

Color me blue!!! I love blue. Anything blue. Everything blue. If you were to spin me something I would love blue hues with a little subtle purple here and there.
frugalmomof9@yahoo.com

Kath said...

Hi - found you through your post on Ravelry.
I checked out your etsy shop and I really like that Butterscotch colorway you have!

Generally my color faves are purple and green, preferably together. But lately I've been craving lighter, not pastel - more "sunwashed" shades of coral, aqua, golden yellow - you get the idea!

Molly, the BeanQueen said...

Hi Susan,
Look on my blog for my peanut butter cookie recipe.

And my favorite color scheme is the blue-purple one.

drMolly

Lovs2Knit said...

Normally it's greens and blues but here lately I've found myself drawn to browns. I love the chocolate/caramel mixes.
alreadycrzy (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzi said...

I'm a blues girl. usually its shades of blue, sometimes blues and grays, or blues and tans, but usually just blues. I of course like all colors of the rainbow at some point or another, but tend to like blends of color that stay in the same family so it doesn't get TOO wild!
suzi@suzisknits.com

tabitha said...

I like yarns with varying shades of the same of similar colors - tonals. I am tend to be drawn to highly saturated reds and purples or very deep blues. Combinations of those three are also nice. You can contact me through my website.

Mick said...

I love orange.. and purple.. highly contrasting, deep, saturated colors...

helenko said...

I'm very fond of clear colors/jewel tones and I lean toward the indigo-purple end of things. All that being said, this past year I had 3 different swap partners who like the autumn colors so I've been experimenting with browns and rusts; I cannot wear them close to the face because they make me look sallow, but I'm developing a love for them nevertheless.
helenkosings@comcast.net

sstar1948@yahoo.com said...

i love warm colors but i think my favorite is orange

star

Judith said...

My favorite colors are blue and pink (at the moment). Combinations: shaded blues; blues, pinks, rose (clear, no brown in it), fuschia, vivid clear greens like emerald; or black with clear "stained glass" colors.

Dawna said...

I love shades of blue and green, in a tropical blend of color.

d-rego@sbcglobal.net

Joanne said...

My favorites are eggplant, mauves, teals. But I also like a chocolate brown with teal and a deep gold combination. jmbox@msn.com

kasiaiscarly said...

I love all shades and concentrations of green. I like it mixed with pinks and yellows!

email is kasiaiscarly at yahoo dot com

Janice B. said...

Hi, I love the colors green, rosey pink with a little splash of yellow.
Janice
janmarbel@comcast.net

Janice B. said...

My favorite color combinatiions are green, dusty rose with a splash of yellow.

JaniceB
janmarbel@comcast.net

Janice B. said...

Hi Again,
Sorry my post went in twice, the first time I got a message that I was using the wrong name for the account so I assumed that it didn't go in. Instead of looking (duh) I re-posted.
JaniceB

Angie said...

I love blue, purple, & rose pink. I see a pattern here. LOL.

angrho8111@comcast.net

sadielady said...
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sadielady said...

My favorites are pink, read and yellow - Maybe not all together though!

Marimba's Notes said...

I laughed myself silly at the dog paw not being included. :) As for my favorite colors, I like colors that remind me of the ocean, blues and greens. I like my colors rich and saturated but not overly-dyed. I'm flexible as to what else is in them (a hint of orange or perhaps purple?) but I like the overall feeling of the ocean.

momof2 said...

Me, I love Purples, greens and blues highly saturated and true colors. I am looking for a colorway right now that looks like pansies (the perfect one would have lots of yellow and purple with touches of green and blue to offset the other two colors) I also love colors that variations of the same color like shades of purple, shades of blue, shades of pink but highly saturated. Something about highly saturated colors makes me happy!

Anonymous said...

You are very generous to share your excess supplies. I like oranges. I like them mixed with browns and yellows.

Lynn
lynnhaffner@kc.rr.com

nj2 said...

Love the blog and the name of the contest. I have occasionally purchased the same yarn more than once, accidently, in addition to several magazines. My favorite colors are naturey colors. Most recently it seems that I prefer the more monochromatic colors rather than the wild multis.
wymann2004@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite colors are pink, black and brown. I would love a highly saturated pink and brown combination.

Dana

craftydana32@yahoo.com

lizardknits said...

I love blog contests! My favortie colors are blues, greens, purples. Anything from that side of the color wheel, really. And I prefer colors that are bright and intense - not pastel or grey/murky.
lizard_knits AT hotmail DOT com

cheri said...

I love all colors. It's all determined by the yarn it's self. Emerald green and teal are my most favorites. :)

softwhite1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Green, green, and a little more green. From dusty, grey green to neon green. Whatever color you can think of, you can find a green that compliments it.
skturg@comcast.net

katjconsult said...

I am a new dyer so I tend to stay with colors that when they bleed together don't make a brown or gray muddy mess. So yellow to orange to red is my fav combination.
I also like the blue to navy to purples with some rose between the them.

Debbie said...

My favorite color used to be blue but overtime I have leaned more towards dusty rose. My favorite dyed yarn is one that combines them both.

Anonymous said...

It would be easier to tell you what colors I don't like: yellow, chartreuse,neon like colors. (:) I love all the cool colors: blue, violet, etc. I love them deep and rich as well as soft and pale. I also love red & pink.

I love your dyeing! I am a knitter and spinner, (also sew, quilt and am a new weaver), but I have not ventured into the land of dye...yet.

"guthriegirl"
bosetheking@yahoo.com

tanglust said...

I love the colors Red and Purple. I tend to pick vivid colors. I have many variegated skeins in my stash. I really need to work on getting some solids in my collection lol.


Linda in Baltimore
ladytanglust@comcast.net

Cynthia said...

I love the blues and purples specially for my socks. I would also love this book.

LizzieK8 said...

I'm drawn to the blue purple range as well as the autumn gold, burgundy, orange, browns.

danielle said...

deep green and dark plum (AKA eggplant/aubergine)...together and seperately

Linda said...

My favorite color is any shade of purple,from very lightest to the darkest.

Valerie said...

valerieway@yahoo.com

I love rich, jewel-toned colors.

scappyhappy said...

I love soft feminine colors...I lean towards pink...any shades of pink..I get the most compliments when I wear pink. My next favorite color would be purple..more so to the lavenders.
iwcquilts@aol.com

suzyknits said...

I love purples. My first attempt dying I made purples and now am knitting up Jeannie's Lilac socks with it. I liek all color varieties.. depends on what I'm making if I go with soft or more vibrant tones.

Love the puppy pictures :)

Gloria Patre said...

Fab book Susan! I love sunset colors, especially when they include a vibrant coral and deep purple and both fade almost to pastel. I really liked the "almost white" patches in the top I bought from you. They carried a hue of the blue and they've made such interesting yarn. I'm thinking of using it for entrelac.

~Lynn~ said...

I love green! Varigated, dark, light, anything green! lol
mainelywoolyns_414@verizon.net

I enjoy reading your blog too!

Rasa said...

My favorite color group is green. For color combinations I like more muted colors - sagey greens to purpley heathers to deep roses.

kodaboda said...

the yarn you have done is beautiful.the colors are viberant. i love all different colors. the brighter the better.
kodaboda@yahoo.com

helenlam said...

My favorite color combos are blues and yellows. I like them to be nice and intense... a bright cheery yellow combined with an intense cobalt blue, for example

Anonymous said...

I like blue, greens and purples. Basically, I like the shading and intensity of these colors shown in Monet's Water Lilies paintings.

suzyraffensperge@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like the colors in Monet's paintings of waterlilies, and that intensity...blues, greens, purples, rose

allergicmom said...

I love purples, reds and blues. I'm knitting up some malabrigo laceweight in blue right now, and love the subtle variegations in its intense colour.

Aunt Kathy said...

I added a link to your contest on my blog.

What beautiful yarn you have. I think I want almost every color. I need to start saving some money.

My favorite color is PINK and I love just about any shades of PINK mixed together.

Lately though I am also loving citrus yellows and ocean blues and even cocoa browns. Ok lets face it if it's yarn I LOVE it

Sue C said...

I think the post I started didn't go through so I'm trying again. I love shades of purple and also shades of blue. I also like burgundy after having done a couple of socks in that color.
SueC
smcurpulsar@yahoo.com

Umme Yusuf said...

intense brown, green and pink

Anonymous said...

I like mint green and all shades of red/pinks.
Have a great day,
carhans@yahoo.com

BLESSINGS, GRACE & ROBERT said...

Hi I saw your posts in Jeannies Knit group. I Really Love PLUM,and Rich Jewel tone colors with Black. I also really enjoy TEAL with Denim.
Thank you for entering me in the contest. It is VERY Generous of you to donate such a lovely book!
Smiles, grace in VT

slosinj said...

Lime green with yellows, my favorite. Also LOVE the Dalmatian pictures. We also had 9 puppies with our Dalmatian, loved them all so much. A wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing those pictures.
slosinj@mac.com

Anonymous said...

Favorite colors are Orange & Yellow. I love the citrus shades of melon, cantalope, lime lemon etc.
Next are a rich medium blue and a darker lavender. Remember the song. . .lavender blue dilly dilly.
Then the colors I like to call birthday cake. As a cake decorator I also loved the combo of Pink, Yellow & Levender.
Then for valentines day the pink and red combo is also a great one.
I could go on and on.
Ahrisha
ahrishal@epix.net

Radka said...

I love blue fom light to dark, about the colors of your Summer sky and dark denim yarns just without the gray, and your twilight without the violet. And I prefer solids or monochromatic yarns with only a small difference between the lightest and darkest colors. I'm still looking for that yarn.
(c.radka AT yahoo DOT com)

Kathy said...

I absolutely love green! Any shade, but especially Kelly. Love it mixed w/blue. Maybe French Blue and same tone Green.

kbcunningham_2000@yahoo.com

Ellen said...

Well, I think I like yellows and pinks, like Peace Roses. Very soft colors, but lovely together.

AfternoonMoon said...

I love brick and anything golden.

http://girlinfox.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love bright, intense colors, and especially mixed with black.

MandyS on ravelry.

Mary said...

Depending on the day, my favorite color is either a toasty orange or a rich, saturated purple. I love yarns that are variegated and include jewel tones.

Susi said...

My all time favorite color is PURPLE... I love purple and aqua blue together...
Oh, I hope I win...
Hugs...
Susi
suzasmessages@wi.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I prefer the pink yarn at the bottom. I think in general more subtle variations work for me with my favourite colourways being deep dark reds.....

Nicki

sputnicki63@yahoo.co.uk

Sumac said...

raspberry and purple. nice and bright!

knitasaur said...

Deep purple! And silver, but that doesn't dye well :p

crazycatladymel said...

(via Ravelry)
My favorite color is chartreuse (technically "yellow chartreuse") and orange. I even like them together.

KJo said...
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KJo said...

Milk Choclate (a light brownish-grey color), Butterscotch (a rich goldish color) and white make an awesome color combo

I'm KJo on Ravelry! rebecca_jo_true@hotmail.com

P.S. Aww... I wnted the paw....

Marie said...

I love peach and tones thereof - especially long segments blending softly into deeper tones.

Ginger said...

I like any color, as long as it's red. Bright red, orangy red, blue reds etc.

LueH said...

My favorite color? Rainbow!!! I love them all and each are unique and beautiful on their own. I usually tell everyone that my favorite color is green and favorite shade is sage. I love jewel tones, royal blues, purples, dk green, plum- rich intense tones. Rust to peach tones are great too!
chlue22@yahoo.com

Sharon Rose said...

My favorite color is intense cobalt blue. I love deep, vibrant colors, although my taste is expanding these days to include a much wider range. Just no pastels. :)

Sharon Rose said...

My favorite color is intense cobalt blue. I love deep, vibrant colors, although my taste is expanding these days to include a much wider range. Just no pastels. :)

amy said...

I love bright colors - yellow, orange, and red, or any combination of these colors.

Lately, though, I'm really into brown with pink,mint green and light blue.

I guess my favorites change!

thanks.

Turtle said...

hI! I love the name of your blog!

I have a few favorite color combo's:

Purple and green- in all shades of the 2 (this is hubbys fav combo as well)
Lavendar and tangerine
Brown and turquoise
moonhonu@yahoo.com (off to read more about you now!)

Kathy said...

combo:
blue as in jeans, and red as in bandanna.
Hard to find blue/red combo skeins.

ShakespearesLady said...

Purple! Bright purple and silver go so well together!

crazzybunny said...

I really like olive green and turquoise together... the right olive and the right turquoise (the wrongs can make for a disastrous combo!). Sort of the same color family, yet strikingly different.

That's what I like... colors that are seemingly very different from each other, yet are related when combined. Colors that wouldn't seem to fit together well, but do. It really catches one's attention.

Jewel tones are also oh-so-pretty.

crzzybunny@yahoo.com

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Emerald blue I love vibrant blue greens yummy:)Darcydarcyknittingdiva@gmail.com

Beth said...

Wow, tough question. I love color! Let's see...

Brown and blue or pink
Purple and yellow
Lime green, teal blue and white
Variegated whatever!
Hot pink

Fun contest!