...it is time to create your own world of color.
This is what it looked like Saturday morning as I left the house. The world was black, white and gray, no color anywhere. Only a few lone flowers have come out of the ground as the heat hasn't been enough to bring out a profusion. A few violets dot the landscape, and a daffodil has come forth here and there...it's sad to see so much gray and the week ahead looks as if it will continue. The only thing to do is create my own world of color...time to take matters into my own hands and shop, knit and play in full living color.
A trip to the Three Wishes was the first thing on Saturday's agenda and it was the perfect place to start my color search. Manos Silk Blend in a colorful and brilliant color combination caught my eye right away and it will become a shawl to brighten a gray day of next winter. The colors include a gray green and burnished gold that are out of my usual comfort zone. I'm trying to step outside of that comfortable place more often as it can be interesting and enlightening.
The tulips bulbs that have been growing in my kitchen started to bloom at just at the right time, and the daffodils from the market brought in more color, the color of the missing sun, into my studio. One must do what one can to create a happy, joyous world of color. Since the spring bulbs aren't coming as quickly as I'd like, I'll bring them in artificially..it's better than nothing.
The weekend fiber pursuits were spent in colorful ways, too. This beautiful silk/merino roving from Chasing Rainbows was predrafted and readied for spinning. The colors are deep, luscious and rich and the hope is to create a single yarn that will show off that beauty. Last, but certainly not least, the vibrant colors of spring really come through in the colors of the Zetor Koigu Shawl. I have been completely obsessed by this project and color may be the real reason it's been my one and only. The colors of spring flowers will soon be gracing my shoulders.