Friday, April 14, 2006

An Ode to Orange

Folks, I've joined Lolly's Project Spectrum! In honor of April's color of the month, a poem:

Hues of sunset, my eyes glow
And your lovely warmth is felt.
In the darkness your spendor will show
As the winter chill does melt.
Spring is here and your tints inspire
creation of knitwear and home design
for fair weather in your image.
Dangerous beauty; the shade of fire.
Not for the faint of heart, Orange, you are mine.


I just joined the Hourglass KAL today, and plan to use the orange yarn pictured above for the project. It'sAndean Silk, and it arrived today from Knit Picks along with a bunch of sock yarns ranging from sort of ugly to really ugly colorways. Disappointing. My coworker, knitting mentor and couture yarn-dying queen, Ms. Purly Whites tried to shame me about buying the sock yarn, but hey! It was 2.99 a hank, and I'm no sock yarn snob...yet. I'm currently working on my first pair, Badcauls. And yes, they are being knit in a prototype Sundara multicolored sock yarn resembling peacock feathers. I must admit, Sundara's yarn is shockingly luscious and smooth compared to the Knit Picks variety, and her color choices are so refined. Maybe I'll become a sock yarn snob sooner than later.


brooklyn tweed said...

hey thanks for stopping by my blog!

my buddy megan over at is also knitting an hourglass with orange andean silk. she just put up her first progress shot. great choice of yarn!

have a great week!

Olgajazzy said...

What are those great orange skeins on top? Very interesting!
It happens that ORANGE is my favourite color! Once i used to even have my hair that color..long time ago =)