Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Renewal and Revival.

Spring has been fickle lately... one minute she's here, the next minute she's overcome once again with cold and gray. But she should be here to stay any day now, any. day. now. And with the turn of the season, a new bout of Project Spectrum colors regales us. Despite my complete and total devotion to gray (and, lately, oaty goodness) fiber, I'm happy to begin thinking afresh, in greens, yellows, and pinks.

Greens, especially. Green fiber just has this alluring, magical quality about it, no? And what a perfect color for this time of year, new shoots and all.

And, because Project Spectrum is meant to push the boundaries of tried-and-true comfort colors (ahem! gray, my dear friend! neutrals, I love thee!), I might even cautiously stick my fork into a few more colors than I might normally choose to associate myself with. I have a few things stashed away deep in the crevasses for such an occasion.

And since spring IS, after all, the season of renewal and revival, I am feeling the desire to revive a lonely, single lemongrass pomatomus who desperately needs its mate.

Greens, yellows, and pinks commence!

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Blogger Ashley said...

Yay! That Poma needs a friend. It's the loneliest Pomatomus.

6:49 PM  
Anonymous carole said...

oooh, what are the those two gorgeous yarns in the middle picture?

6:54 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

Green yarn? Special allure? What are you talking about?

6:55 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

Ah, spring, she is temperamental. I was briefly and unexpectedly in your town on Monday, and it was glorious. Walking around bare-shouldered and then today, back in Minneapolis, bundled against snow and freezing wind.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

I hear ya!! I'm desperately trying to move on from my 'drab' charcoal/black/oat mode. Green/pink? I think I've got some Noro SG somewhere...

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Joy said...

I don't normally like pink. I've been trying to avoid pink. But then I see green and pink together and the world feels more springy. I suppose it can't be avoided.

7:04 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Yes, it is snowing her right now. Get ready, it's coming you way! But you are right, Spring will be here for good any day now. Think of it as your Chevron's last hurrah....

7:23 PM  
Blogger mari said...

Beautiful pomatomus! I'm actually knitting the same socks - I just love that stitch pattern.
I agree with you about they gray, it's such a great colour.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

That sock is gorgeous! You are killing me with all that beautiful yarn! I should not be buying anymore yarn.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

I love the wound yarn cakes. I also love the greens, I agree about the allure, etc. It is not something I thought about prior to figuring out what yarns I had to work with for round two of PS. I am a lover of all things grey and brown, but green is fast becoming a favorite too.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

I feel as though I've developed a schtick here in blogland: someone posts a Pomatomus in-progress and I jump in to fawn all over it and the pattern, the one i used for my first pair of socks, my first love. So here I am to do it again. Make the mate!

I'm totally uninspired by the new PS colors, but your yarn cakes sure are inspiring!

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

GREEN, did you say GREEN????
H B D To You on Friday ....


10:45 PM  
Blogger Kodachrome said...

I love green. But I've realized I don't really own any green clothes, and more tragic, I don't have any green yarn. Must rectify this situation!

PS: My bath the other night with your soap as a companion made for a FAB TIME! (TMI??!)

11:16 PM  
Blogger Carson said...

Very impressive Poma
And now that I'm hip to the whole sock thang; now I know why some knitters do 2 at the same time.
So..cast on yet?

11:27 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

MMmmmm....that's all b/c I must go wipe off my drool from looking at that green yarn on top.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Yay, greens! Ahem, yellows. And pinks, I'm really going to have to stretch my comfort zone for the pinks. But as yarn is my witness, I will try. :)

Love the Pomatomus, it really does need a friend. No one wants to be alone in the Spring.

1:19 AM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

mmm, love that first photo -- I keep ogling it on Flickr.
And the Poma looks great too!

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Beth said...

At first, I thought that had to be the 2nd sock!! Isn't it comforting to have all that yarn wound up and ready to go... A new project at a moment's notice :)

6:45 AM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

How come your Poma looks nice & long? We'd have a lovely mismatched pair. Star-crossed Pomas.

I'm about ready to rip mine and make the Monkey (no thanks to you).

8:24 AM  
Blogger Elinor said...

Those greens are stunning! And so spring-like. You *have* to finish that pair of socks, especially since you have one down. I've been tempted to knit a pair but the tiny gauge is too much of a barrier to start. At least for now. Since you've already overcome that, get crackinG!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

I love the Pomatomus in Lemongrass! I have quite a bit of that color left from my Chevron Mitts. Hmmmm.
Such pretty yarn photos!

7:03 PM  
Blogger maritza said...

Is it true that today's your birthday? Happy b-day! Hope you have a great one!
And that Lemongrass Pomatomus is the total embodiment of Spring as a sock. It's lovely. Which reminds me, I have two Poms knit up waiting for their mates. Two Poms from two different yarns, and neither has a partner yet....

10:57 AM  

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