Friday, March 31, 2006

What do Sivia Harding and Fred Flintstone Have in Common?

They may both be part of my projects for April. The next colors for Project Spectrum are orange and yellow and I get to cast on for some new projects. (I apologize to Sivia for that comparison.) Here are the choices I have lined up.

The Diamond Fantasy Shawl (Sivia Harding Designs) with my Grafton Fibers Corriedale handspun on the left. And on the right, a skein of STR in the Fred Flintstone colorway. I do have a pair of Jaywalkers in Carbon on the needles and Carbon does have some yellowy/gold in it, but I'm not sure that I can resist casting on with this other STR. The shades of orange are so wonderfully bright and intense. This would surely make me smile everytime I pick it up. The in progress Carbon socks are shown below.

The brightness quotient is definitely lacking here. But the first sock is almost at the heel so it would be nice to finish this pair up. I guess I could do a Cara and finish one sock in Carbon and then start one in Fred Flintstone.

One of the other projects that is lined up for this month is the baby sweater shown below. It is a Minnowknits pattern.

I know of two more babies that are on their way so I need to start some gifts. Question for anyone reading this - do you think these colors could be for either a boy or girl? I feel that colors are for everyone, but I know that some people feel differently. I tend to have more "girly" colors in my stash, but when it comes to baby gifts that are made before the baby arrives, obviously, I need to make something that can go either way. So, what do you think?

To finish up Project Spectrum for March, this wonderful package arrived in my mailbox. From Robin, my postcard swap buddy.

She drew this picture. I mean she drew this by hand. It's gorgeous. And she was worried. OK - now I can color - give me some crayons, colored pencils, watercolors - and I can go to town. But that is coloring in a picture that is already there. I cannot draw a picture from scratch. I love it Robin - and I mean that sincerely. And I have a keychain with flamingos and some yummy smelling lip balm. Robin, thank you for ending my red/pink month so beautifully!


Carole said...

I think those colors would be fine for a boy or a girl. And I love that Fred Flintstone color! DFS is a great pattern, I think you will really enjoy it.

margene said...

Oh yes...Fred Flinstone P-Words socks...I can see it coming after you with big teeth now!

Anonymous said...


Just wanted you to know that I didn't forget you - your reveal package is going out on Monday - I am sorry it is late - this month has been a rough one for me.

Your SP

Nicole said...

The orange is probably fine but pairing it with the purple does make it a little girly... maybe black or brown or green instead.