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!


Liz said...

I love the texture of the neck warmers. I never think to knit in red, I always thing it will clash with blond hair, but I might have a try, there's such a gorgeous feeling around reds.

I have added you as a link, hope it's ok. I'm having a blogoversary competition, so come on over and visit!

Macoco said...

That's really funny, I guess you truly are a red person!

I hope you're feeling better. :)

Miss T said...

Beautiful colors! I especially love those pinks.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

those are some great looking knits!

I hope you feel better soon.

The Happy College Knitter said...

Too funny- I think that way too sometimes! I myself am a blue girl, so for me to actively want something other than blue is a pretty big stretch. Lately, though, I've been drawn to reds, oranges, and yellows like never before--it's BIZARRE! Our color habits work in curious ways, no?

Octopus Knits said...

Your swatch for the doctor's bag is lovely (especially in the little photo montage you've got going. Yep, you definitely have been working with this color group lately!

Your neckwarmers are great, and I love your Elizabeth Bennett Cardigan!! Thanks for the tips about sizing, too.

Hope you feel better soon : )

P.S. I'm so glad you discovered Bloglines - I use a different feed reader (called Vienna), but it definitely makes life easier! Of course, I'm currently about 800 posts behind in my reading, so it's a double edged sword!

Knittypants said...

Hmmmm...interesting how colors work their way into our lives even when we think we are shunning them. Lately it's been the color green that has been sneaking into mine.

Queen of the froggers said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog because now I have another great blog to read! Love your knits, and red is everywhere when you look around isn't it!