Yellow is a curious color that often provokes strong feelings.  At one end of the spectrum it is perceived as the color of illness (think hepatitis, jaundice and yellow fever), at the other end it represents sunshine and the rebirth of spring (think daffodils, mustard flowers, lemonade and baby chicks).  The artist and color guru Josef Albers had a fascination with the color yellow which he explored in many different works.  Here are just a few examples:

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There is no doubt that yellow can be a difficult color (how many times have you heard someone say they can’t wear yellow?), but it is also surprisingly fresh and versatile.  With this in mind, Joelle has been exploring its modern and sunny qualities in her knitting and quilting.  Check out her Triangle Quilt Journal, the beginnings of her Babette Blanket or her newly added Tomten Jacket Journal to see her progress.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and feelings about yellow. Do you use it in your projects? Do you wear it? Do you have a sunny kitchen nook with yellow walls?  What does yellow mean to you?