Good Morning and welcome to the first of twenty four colour-themed posts that will be appearing here on the KNITSONIK blog in coming days! These posts coincide with the KDD & Co. Colour Compass advent calendars. Each day, throughout December I’ll be opening my calendar beside you, and exploring the yarn shade that is revealed for that day. Read more about these posts here, and prepare for a few weeks of polychromatic fun as we discover the shades together and revel in their suggestive associations and creative possibilities together! Even if you don’t have a calendar, I hope you’ll love exploring colours with me, and thinking about each shade as it appears, and how it is connected with the everyday colours of your life.
Today’s yarn shade is Thrift; I think named for the flower, also known as sea pink.
Taking in my hand this lovely ball of dusky pink that, to my eye, has a touch of brown, I discover a picture I took in Shetland in 2017 of exactly those flowers.
But I can find Thrift here in Hastings, too.
For Thrift is almost the same colour as my favourite pair of trainers. And on the beach you can find shells with a touch of Thrift around their edges.
Here I was thinking that the painted bricks outside our house were red. But, in the right light, at the right time of day, they look a perfect match for Thrift.
Just like the flowers themselves, which are a mix of pinks and browns, Thrift seems to be pink but with a bit of butter toffee.
Closer to the house, a hydrangea bloom says “hi” to my ball of Thrift, and they are instant friends.
Inside the house I find Thrift in a cherished eyeshadow palette…
…reminding me of a phase when I hoarded anything that could be thought of as rose gold. Is Thrift a kind of yarny, mattified rose gold? To me it looks quite like a favoured roll of rose gold washi tape.
An old book that was originally much darker and a very different shade of pink has little areas of Thrift, where it’s been faded by the sun.
A favourite bowl is almost Thrift, as well.
Thank you, Thrift, for surprising me, and for reminding me to think of dusky pink in terms of brown as well as in terms of red.
What does Thrift remind you of?