As luck would have it

In honor of today being St. Patrick's Day and green being the order of the day, I thought I would show you what my next sweater project is going to be. The sweater pattern is named Stellar, it's a Jo Sharp design from her Knitting Emporium book. My sister, Lynn, found this book for me, she also showed me which sweater she would like for herself. So, this one will be for her, in green, not the pistachio green that is in the picture but a cedar green, because Lynnie likes the color green. It is her belief that green is a neutral color that goes with everything, like blue jeans does.
Who am I to argue? I happen to like the color green, very much, in fact it's one of my favorite colors. What's my other favorite color you ask? Well, truth be told, I like red, though not quite so much as I used to. In fact lately it has been green that's had the edge, yet I'm still rather partial to the color red.
I've signed up for the Project Spectrum. The idea of Project Spectrum is simply a celebration of the colors around us, and taking the time to notice them.
Each month over a six month span will be devoted to a color group. It is really about expressing yourself creatively - making something beautiful, and creating something unique with your hands. It is also about thinking outside of the box - perhaps taking up a new hobby, or a long neglected one, or finally dabbling in design.
The color for the month of March is red or pink, I know you're thinking that red/pink would have been perfect for the month of February but because of the Knitting Olympics the project began with red or pink in March instead and that's fine.
So I've had a few ideas of what I would like to do for the spectrum project. I'm not fond of the color pink, it's not a color I would normally choose. There's nothing wrong with the color pink, it's just not my thing. However, there is a heart doily pattern by Nicky Epstein in her Knitting for the home book that I've been contemplating knitting, in fact I was thinking about knitting it in February but I set the thought aside for the Olympic Knitting Project. I think this would be a good project to knit in pink.
When I was at my mom's home for Thanksgiving last fall she let me have some of her red fabrics because there is a Red school house wall quilt that I've been wanting to make for quite some time so I plan to start that this month as well. One other thing that I've pulled out of cold storage is a cross stitch bedspread/quilt that has a red and yellow tulip design. I started it using a Rayon thread and decided that it was a mistake, which is probably why I put the thing away for so long. I've decided to use regular cotton embroidery thread rather than the other thread that I was using. There are four colors that I'm using for the quilt, red, yellow, blue and green. My thought was that I would work on the red tulips for the month of March, or if I can get Ani interested in working on the project with me then I'll have her do the red tulips. Other than that I continue to work on my Forest Path stole, I won't post another picture of it for a while, it looks pretty much the same only a little longer. I've started knitting the second sock of the socks that I'm knitting for Ani and I plan to start working on the Latvian Mittens again. I just checked, the month for green is May, it will probably be that long before I get to knitting the sweater for Lynn.

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Chris said...

I love the picture of the two balls of yarn in the basket. It looks like Christmas peppermint ice cream.