Henry Ford the inventor of the automobile is often quoted as saying

Customers can have the car in any colour they like, so long as it’s black.
— Henry John Ford

Melbournians seem to follow that credo. Black is the 'go to' colour in this fashionable city. A sea of black suits and coats flood our city streets.  For the fashion set; black seems to be a colour that looks good on everyone and goes with everything.

However, knitting with black yarn is another story. In fact you may find your eyes will not share your love of black.

Knitting with black yarn can be tiring and frustrating. Especially if most of your knitting is done in the evening. The stitches are tricky to distinguish and your eyes need to work harder. One night I found myself sitting on my couch wearing all black and knitting with black yarn, I even had black nail polish. I thought I might go blind!

Walking into a wool store you are often greeted with a wall of vibrant and exciting colours. A beautiful palette of yarn to choose from. This is always so very tempting, but my practical nature always wants a neutral colour that will match my wardrobe and be more wearable.

The answer to that is Grey!

Pale grey, charcoal grey, smoke grey, school grey. Grey is MY knitting colour of choice! I might go crazy and add a pop of colour but Grey is usually the main event.

I even wear Grey nail polish.