Color Inspiration: Knit Socks of All Sorts

Color Inspiration: Knit Socks of All Sorts


Knitters truly are color lovers. These aren't your average socks... these wonderfully colorful knit socks show a wide variety of the endless possibilities for crafty knitters.

Title photo by paperfacets

A Collection of 20 Colorful Knit Socks

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Falling in Love Socks 

 

Falling in Love Socks

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Started 2/10/07, completed 3/6/07, but I wasn't working very much on them. The first sock went fast. I dawdled on the second.

Pattern here.

The yarn is from KnitPicks, and was dyed specially for me by my awesome Secret Pal, Rachel. The stripes turned out perfectly!

Falling in Love

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One-Hundred Years of Color

One-Hundred Years of Color


The month of June marks the 100th Anniversary of Colour Film being widely available in the form of specialised plated designed by the Lumiere brothers in Lyons, France. In the shadow of many unsuccessful attempts to accomplish colour in common hands, the Lumiere product, called Autochrome plates, were turned out of their factories in numbers barely ducking below six-thousand a day.

Three Autochrome Photos

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Grabbing Hold of Your Color Bits

Grabbing Hold of Your Color Bits


It seems like anytime computers or video games are mentioned, somebody ends up talking about bits. Both processors and colour palettes can be measured this way, but what it means is less often received rather than an obscure idea of where in time something might have come from in time when someone says, for example, 8-bit.

Four-by-Four

The general rule of colour bits is the number of variations in a colour palette according to how many bits it is. In 4-bit colour, you have four base colours (greyscale, red, green, blue) and the variations of those colours are sixteen, as is four times four, and the palette becomes the series of bars below.

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Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting

Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting


The world has seen thousands of artists and millions of great pieces of art, but we chose just a handful of pieces of art from some of greatest masters of painting to show a little of how they were inspired by color... or perhaps, how they inspire us with color.

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona LisaMona Lisa
Painted between 1503 and 1506 in Florence, Italy. It is painted using the sfumato method, a term coined by Leonardo referring to a painting technique in which translucent layers of paint are applied so subtly that there is no perceptible transition. Her enigmatic smile has been both evocative and cause of speculation as to whom she might be.
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The Science of Why Your Pee is a Yellow Color

The Science of Why Your Pee is a Yellow Color


Your kidneys & liver are where the magic happens. Pee is made up of water and dissolved waste material from what you have been drinking and eating. It also includes material the body wants to eliminate, like dead blood cells and other things.

Urochrome is a yellow pigment that comes from the processing of dead blood cells in the liver. The liver protects your body from harmful substances by screening out the stuff in your blood that flows directly from your stomach and intestines.

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Better Health Comes in Quiet Colors

Better Health Comes in Quiet Colors


Whether you have insurance or not, whether you're in the worst pain you've every felt in your life or not, it always seems like an extra hassle to get better sooner, because that means waiting for an hour, filling out paper work. Talking. Everyone hates going to the doctor's office.

Except me.

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Sights and Sounds from 1971

Sights and Sounds from 1971


Accompanied by synchronised music akin to the earliest of arcade games, which is wonderful, the varying block animations and sounds were put together in 1971. The video below is called Synchromy, and it was created by Norman McLaren, Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director. The series of colours and sounds build together, and become something incredible and stimulating even today. In all, the theme seems to be very playful and upbeat.

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The NBA Finals Most Valuable Colors

The NBA Finals Most Valuable Colors


The 2007 NBA Finals were quickly swept by the San Antonio Spurs, but for those of you still wanting a little more NBA in your life... and a little more color, we've broken down the most popular winning colors in NBA Finals History.

Championship Color Leaders

White: 44 Championships

 

Gold: 23 Championships

 
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Confessions of a Colourful Candy Addict

Confessions of a Colourful Candy Addict


Sugar is a powerful thing, don't let anyone tell you differently. When we were younger, sugar filled the imagination and conversations with others and suddenly everything became silly. Once we're older, sugar brings that child in us back out, and we're still driven crazy by it. Favourites were common, but everyone had several.

Here are five colourful, sugary things that I ate way too much of as a kid, and drove my mother crazy with.

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Eyes Lead the Body

Eyes Lead the Body


Finally. Sunglasses for the eye alone.

Nike Vision has been putting out sport glasses for both UV protection and better vision that can withstand the pace of you. Available in grey-green or amber -- different colours for different situations -- their latest development has been tinted contact lenses called Nike MAXSIGHT that no only can carry your prescription, but can block harmful UV rays and keep what the MAXSIGHT campaign terms visual noise from building up near the retina that can blur vision.

How It Works

MAXSIGHT science

To learn more about the product, and where you can get some of your own, visit Nike Vision and click on MAXSIGHT.

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