Friday, 13 August 2010

Green Superstitions

Knitwits Yarns

tinebeest (of the comments) raised an interesting point about the superstitions around green clothing in Cornwall. I've done a bit of research and discovered that, apparently, in Celtic tradition, green was avoided in clothing for its superstitions associated with misfortune and death. Certainly some of our older customers avoid it.

There's also a lot written about green boats (very bad luck, apparently) and my Mother will certainly never have a green car. In the old days of motor racing the GB team never won when their cars were green!

Lime green has, of course, been the hot colour for the past year or so and green, generally, is still very much "on trend".

Which raises another question - who decides which colours are "on trend" and which aren't? We all know that if black is the trendy colour it's impossible to find brown shoes - and vice versa - but - who decides?!

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