Color and light – they rule my world.
Politically speaking there’s ‘Red State,’ ‘Blue State,’ ‘Code Pink,’ and diversity rainbows.
At home, I plan meals and menus by color, arrange my yarn stash by color, even divide fresh fruit into color groupings that I find pleasing. (the limes go in the blue bowl and keep those bananas away from the apples, please) I was born with something called color memory which, on most days serves me more reliably than any other type of memory. I may forget someone’s name, but never the color of their couch.
Even choosing a new toothbrush is a carefully weighted color decision; Yellow? – too unbearably sunny in the morning Purple? – too regal for the mundane task of brushing Blue? – calming, clean and crisp. Perfect.
How could I resist, then, joining Project Spectrum? I’m a little late in discovering this Internet community, but my choice of red yarn for the recent fingerless glove project was nothing less than intuitive genius, if you ask me. That’s right. March is red. Glorious, lusty, let-it-all-out red.
The great attraction to Project Spectrum is that it’s not limited to knitting. It can include photography, sewing, paper art, or any activity that sparks one’s creativity. Project Spectrum is Lolly’s idea, so let her know if you want to join in. I first learned of the project from BonneMarie and, darlings, if ChicKnits is doing it, you know it’s hot.