I'm still on a knitting binge at home -- have finished the thumb gusset and little finger on my first glove for myself, sewed in the loose yarn ends on my great-niece's sweater (have to go buy a separating zipper to finish it completely), and knitted this ruffled scarf for my daughter this weekend. I hope she likes the colors (the blue-ish looking areas as closer to charcoal blue in real life:). I must have bought this knitting tape some time ago -- I found it as I was cleaning up in my bedroom and did not even remember buying it. :P
I love the color combo in the stuff -- the shades are complex and rich together (not quite as bright and contrast-y as they look in this photo). As I knitted it, I started thinking about myself and my color choices over the years. :)
I've always had a very visceral reaction to colors - positive or negative - and still do. Some combinations make me fainty nauseous, others make my heart beat faster. ;) I like almost every color and shade, in the right context, but there are some that startle me anywhere I see them. I tend toward low-contrast preferences rather than the high-contrasts that you see in a graphic style. I guess I like scrappy diversity more than sharp-edged shapes. :) When I was a 'young' quilter, my mantra was 'Why use three when thirty will do?' :)
For many years I gravitated toward clear colors -- pure primaries, jewel tones, etc. Now my taste is branching out -- still like the pures, but now I've developed a taste for subtle combinations and shades. Neutrals like the Japanese 'Daiwabo' style prints appeal more than ever before. :) I wonder how much of this is my own personal maturation as I get older and how much is just exposure to choosing colors (something I do a LOT of every day in my quilt store:)?