And I Thought It Was Mostly Grey

Normally I think these quizzes are silly, though I still have a compulsion to do them. Some of them are just plain dumb, like “if you were cookware, what metal would you be made out of?” **

This one is right on, though. I’m not sure what the color means, but the quiz is just a miniature Myers Briggs test, and surprisingly accurate for just a few questions. I’m always amazed at how consistent I am on these tests. Lord knows, I’m not consistent in anything else that I do. I always turn out an INTP, every time, even if I try to rig the answers.

This one came via Vera.

What Color is Your Brain?

GREEN:At work or in school: I work best by myself.  I like to focus on my ideas until my desire for understanding is satisfied.  I am easily bored if the subject holds no interest to me.  Sometimes, it is hard for me to set priorities because so many things are of interest.
With friends: I may seem reserved.  Although my thoughts and feelings run deep, I am uneasy with frequent displays of emotion.  I enjoy people who are interesting and of high integrity.
With family: I am probably seen as a loner because I like a lot of private time to think.  Sometimes, I find family activities boring and have difficulty following family rules that don’t make sense to me.  I show love by spending time with my family and sharing ideas and interests.
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On the knitting front, I have a new obsession. Last winter I bought some lovely wool-alpaca yarn from a shop out on Orcas Island, where we had gone for a short vacation.


It looks pretty boring in that picture, but it’s a lovely pile of yarn. I bought enough of it to make a sweater, then went back the next day and bought some more in case I wanted to make a cabled sweater, say, perhaps, something with a hood, and just in case I didn’t want to run out of yarn.

I’ve been looking for the perfect yarn to make another Rogue sweater, as I wear my original one all the time when the weather is cool enough. This is it. My initial swatching matches up with the required gauge, and this might just be the one.

Here’s the deal. I am still knitting that blasted orange thing. I am about a third of the way done with one front piece, have the second front piece to go, then the finishing. I also have that partially done (OK, barely started) Jo Sharp cabled eggplant colored sweater to finish. I can’t deal with having three sweaters in various stages of non-completion. I absolutely WILL finish the other two before starting another Rogue. Having done one Rogue, I know how consuming it can be; you just want to keep knitting to see what those cables do.

“Sometimes, it is hard for me to set priorities because so many things are of interest.”

This will be difficult. You all have permission to point your fingers at me and laugh if you see even a hint of that brown yarn back here before I have those other two sweaters finished.

**I made that one up, in case you couldn’t tell.


And I Thought It Was Mostly Grey — 19 Comments

  1. Interesting how you’ve moved from knitting this lovely copper thing, to the blasted orange thing! :0)
    Love the yarn – Rogue looks like a lovely pattern. I’ve looked at starting it, but I, too am too easily distracted. (I’m Green, too)

  2. That lovely yarn will make the perfect Rogue! I wore mine all weekend at the beach, and again today….I LOVE it.
    Hee – I just took the test – I’m Gold – and it is RIGHT on! Creepy.

  3. I can’t help you there Lorette. I want to make Rogue badly so I’d just enable you to put down the other sweaters and make Rogue instead!

  4. Oh, I know. Forcing oneself to complete old projects before beginning a new project is hell!! I’ve been there for the past six weeks or so, trying with all my might to finish the old projects so that I can begin a new one. You have my sympathy. I’m still at it–after assembling my brother’s get well sweater I will begin work on my husband’s dale of norway, then finish my shawl,oooooo, I may never get done. I may NEED to start a new project before I finish all of them!!!

  5. I’m a green, too! Not surprising at all.
    That brownish lump looks so soft and luscious. I’ll make a lovely Rogue.

  6. I’m going to take a guess that you are a 5 in the Enneagram. Check it out. The Riso-Hudson books are the best introductory guides.

  7. I think there really is a cookwear quiz! (Okay, hopefully there is not….)
    I admire your stick-to-it-ness with finishing the first two sweaters. Wish I had some of that over here!

  8. I especially love that part about liking friends that are interesting and of high integrity. I am a friend, right? I was just thinking the other day that it’s finally cool enough to get out Rogue. I do so love that sweater! I have too much on my plate right now to consider another one, but would you please hurry on the other projects so I can follow yours vicariously?

  9. What yarn did you use for your first Rogue? I’ve long wanted to knit it. The Orkney yarn looks lucious!
    I tried taking your personality test and the results were so not me….I am not a good personality test taker as I waffle between what I want to be and what I am. I must not live in reality or something.

  10. the MBTI (and other more respectable tests a la the Costa & McCrea five factor tests, and so forth) actually have a fair bit of face validity so the questions that you think make you sound like a misanthropic shut-in, probably will make you score like a misanthropic shut-in if you answer them in the right way.
    all of the off the wall questions the most famous one is “do you prefer showers to baths” the answers to which apparently correlate to a schizoid type disorder, comes from, as you probably know, so called “emperical” tests (ala the MMPI, minesota multiphasic personality inventory), where the testmakers, prided themselves on not knowing what the questions were. They just gave thousands of random questions to populations with known traits, and saw what stuck. It’s pretty reliable, if you’re into that kind of thing, but utterly surreal.
    So that’s my psychometric shpeal for today.
    I generally use vacations to get a head start on sweater projects so I can jump back into them without much thought when I’m in the swing of my daily routine, so I technically always have a lot more on the needles than I actaully ever work on, but I can understand the frustration….
    What is the make of your alpaca wool. I reject the prmise that it looks boring…

  11. Sometimes it’s so hard to stay committed. I love that yarn, it’s very inviting. But then I find myself drawn to natural colored yarns nowadays.

  12. I have the over/under on you starting Rogue, The Sequel at a week, tops.
    All kidding aside, that’s some pretty yarn, Lorette! Good luck on getting those other projects completed!

  13. Wow, I’m gold too, and it’s creepy true. Usually on these (including MBTI) I’m between two things.

  14. My Rogue is still waiting patiently in the bag. It just needs attention I haven’t had time to give it lately.
    But to get to watch you knit another one, yipee!!!
    I’ll live vicariously through you, ok?