Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Project Spectrum Part Two - Earth

April and May are the Earth months for Project Spectrum. It seems appropriate, since the earth around me is starting to wake up and come alive again.

Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springeth green.
Words by John Crum

This is the first verse of an Easter hymn, but it's always suggested Spring to me. And when I was brainstorming things for Project Spectrum, I had it running through my head! It's funny how years of choir will etch things into the brain.
The designated colours for this round are green, brown and metallic. This is somewhat problematic for me, since I don't really like green or brown! And I just finished a green baby jacket. Oops. Still, I do have a few things, including some from Mission:Possible. First is the alpaca neckwarmer, in a lovely shade of creamy brown. And that was on my to-do list for the month anyway, since I'd really like to get it finished.Then there is the pile of 5.5 balls of Rowan Tapestry in shades of green and brown, destined to become a Clapotis and possibly a Calorimetry headwrap. I think I'll cast on for that once I finish the neckwarmer.
The other option, and really the one I'd like to take on most, is an Orangina shawl using my 4 skeins of Rowan Lurex Shimmer. This yarn has actually been discontinued now, worse luck. I bought it years ago before I really knew how much yarn was needed for various garments and it's been hibernating ever since. Lovely copper colour, it would make a perfect evening wrap. But I need to finish up a bunch of other projects first. Let's see how many I can get done - if I finish two projects for Mission:Possible, I'll cast on for the copper wrap!
I suppose technically the green and yellow mitts count as well, even though they contain yellow (which is supposed to be an Air colour). Hmm. Maybe I'll produce more than I thought!

Stashbusting is good too - I used up another ball of Dr Who leftovers. And it was brown!

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