Yesterday I added a few more rows to my Aspen Grove Shawl and the “trunks” are beginning to take shape. I’m finally getting into the hang of knitting this section. I had a lot of trouble at first getting all of the yo’s in the right places. And the sl2kwk1psso2′s were a real pain to tink properly when I had to go back.
Looking back over my blog and my projects for the last few months I have to ask the question, what is it with green?
In my Taos knitting group before I left we were asking that question, as many of us found ourselves working on green projects.
I am actually quite astounded to see how much I’ve been using green. A number of the TIF projects have used green, although that’s not my fault, because Sharon picks the colors.
On top of that I’ve put an area rug with green leaves in my living room, new green furniture in my bedroom, and I’m deciding on which green to paint the bedroom walls.
One of my bathrooms is green, though, with no way of changing it, so that is sort of dictating some of my choices. Green bathroom rugs were purchased to “blend” with the green tile. I’m told all greens go together, so I’m going with that. Plum and taupe are the other colors I’m using there.
But green is really not one of my favorite colors, although I do find it very calming. Yesterday I had to hold myself back from considering buying a set of green kitchen canisters I’ve been eyeing. I don’t need green in my kitchen. My accent color there is red. Ooo! My house is sounding kind of weird at this point, isn’t it?
So what is it with green? Is it because there’s a shortage of “green” with the price of gas and everything else going sky high? Is it because we’re in a “Go Green” fad in North America these days, throwing out everything so we can go buy “green” to replace everything (that, incidentally was perfectly good, but not “green”) we’ve thrown out? No, I’m not doing that, I’ve just moved into a new (old) house and left most of my furnishings in my house in Taos.
Or is it just that green’s been out for so long–remember 1950′s-60′s era avocado?–that it’s come back in again?
I don’t know, but I do have more green in my stash, so I think it’s here to stay– in my world, anyway–for a while.