Okay. Technically, Project Spectrum doesn't begin until tomorrow, but I'm already seeing red and couldn't wait any longer!
Lolly (yes, the Socktoberfest Lolly) had a brilliant idea to challenge knitters...and it's all about colour babee! The idea is simple. Every month is assigned a colour (or colours) and the challenge is to be inspired by them. Inspired to knit of course, but also to create, craft, cook, garden, whatever. I've already been planning projects for every month and can't wait to get started.
Every month, I plan to knit, sew, craft, cook and bake the colour of the month. I've been wanting to expand my crafty repertoire for a while and Project Spectrum is just the creative push I needed and I will embrace it for all it's worth ;0)
I thought I'd start with a photo-essay. Above is the first pic. It is of all the red and pink books that grace my shelves (click the photo to get a better look at the titles). Who knew there were so many! Oh, did I mention the colours for March are pink and red? No? Okay, the colours this month are pink and red, eh!
I've got some sewing, cards, baking, and of course knitting planned. I started working on Bristow before the Olympics and will be finishing it this month. I'm also really eager to start knitting Odessa, a Grumperina original available for free from the February Magknits. The lovely Isela is hosting a knit along for Odessa where I've been drooling over everyone else's lovely beadwork for several weeks already. Can't wait to have something of my own to show.
So Odessa's going on the needles tonight...well as soon as I get all the beads on first. The pattern calls for 150 beads in size "EE". I've never beaded before so I'm really not sure about the difference between say, sizes "E" and "EE." I found the perfect glass beads for a song at Walmart, but they were size "E." I bought them anyway because they were the perfect subtle shade for my Phildar Frimas in colourway "Tamaris." Hope it works out alright.