August 16, 2007

Shades of Grey

The attentive reader will have noticed that there has been a lot of grey knitting going on around here lately. This trend is unlikely to shift anytime soon. Grey is unquestionably my favorite colour (or perhaps tone) and I knit with it a lot.

So imagine my surprise when watching some decorating program on television this evening to hear a stylist say "The colours you choose say a lot about your personality, I mean how many interesting people do you know who really like grey?". I nearly dropped a stitch in the grey sock.

Grey isn't boring. It has many moods and shades. It is subtle, quiet perhaps, but not boring. It's the colour of old brushed pewter and weathered granite and the North Sea. How did it get such a bad name?

Just in case anyone is still doubting the potential loveliness of the grey, check out Veronik's design for the VK anniversary issue - free pattern here (pdf).

I'll continue to knit grey (and to spell it in the spell check defying Canadian way as well). If that makes me uninteresting, well, so be it. I'm sure a bit of colour will sneak in from time to time.

First mercury twist sock complete, second cast on. The shorter leg worked out just right at 74 rows. I'm looking forward to having these done and tucked into my suitcase when I head to the Alps this Autumn.

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