Monday, February 11, 2008
I see reds everywhere
It's interesting. When I first saw Lolly's post about Project Spectrum for 2008, I didn't really think much about it. I don't know how many of you have noticed, but I tend to be mostly a green girl. I wasn't sure that I'd have anything to post for several of the quarters of the year -- especially this first quarter which is Fire (pinks, reds, and oranges).
I've been fighting off a bug for the past week and knew I'd probably be at home, on the couch all weekend, with time to knit. I worked on my blue trekking sock some on Friday but by Saturday I realized I needed a knitting break -- a knitting change of scenery.
What called to me? A red ... specificially, the red yarn I purchased a couple of months ago for the Doctor's Bag from Knit Two Together. Red from a stash that is mostly greens, browns, and other earth tones (or so I thought). So I cast on and off I went, knitting happily away.
Yesterday I took out my trusty camera to take a photo for the blog and I realized "wow ... a red! And I didn't think I'd have any reds for project spectrum." Then I started looking around and saw some lovely oranges and reds just right there in the yard. Cactus in bloom; oranges ready to be eaten; annuals reblooming early.
I thought to myself ... well maybe I wouldn't be so "Fire" deficient after all.
I am a silly girl. Today as I posted I realized that, in fact, the majority of my finished projects over the last three months fit into the Fire theme of pinks, reds, and oranges.
Maybe the elements drive my life even more than I realize. Am I called to the warmer color tones when the weather gets colder?
So with the goal of paying more attention, I've decided to play along. So here I sit, drinking tea out of my fire red thermos, looking out of my window at a hot pink camellia, waiting for my next appointment that I can see scheduled in my fushia colored day planner.
Hope everyone has a fire-filled day today. Appreciate the colors around you. Who knows what you might see.
updated.... LOL ... you know, I really do need to open my eyes. I just looked at my blog post and happened to see the photos from my last post too. Notice the red streaks currently in my hair? Geez... I really do need to catch a clue and get some insight into myself. I think I really do NEED project spectrum!