Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gray Gray Gray

Besides the general busy-ness of being Primary Shopper, Chief Organizer and Head-Celebrator-in-Charge in a dual-holiday household, the gray weather has also kept me from my dutiful blogging. I've had a finished Forecast to show you for days, but cannot take a decent photo in this gray weather. When the sun did come out for a precious few hours yesterday, we threw themselves outside into the cold, muddy yard like something out of "All Summer in a Day." I was not about to change clothes and take pictures of my sweater.

Instead, I leave you with a picture of what ranks as one of the single most beautiful skeins of yarn I have ever owned, Sundara Yarn Sock in Fall Foliage. I'm not one to correct Sundara or her sense of color, but this red to me is more like sparkling rubies than autumn leaves. The photo doesn't even come close to capturing the rich reds of this yarn, as the colors in the picture are far more muted.

I've held onto this skein of yarn for over a year now, because I just couldn't imagine putting something this beautiful on my feet but I finally hit upon a worthy use for it in all its cranberry gorgeousness. It's currently being transformed into a Christmas present for Someone Who Reads This Blog, so no more details or pics until after the Big Day. I know I generally eschew holiday knitting, but just one thing won't send me over the edge of sanity, right?

10 comments:

Laurie (Moo!) said...

The yarn is beautiful. Will holiday knitting send you over the edge of sanity? If you usually live a finger poke away then you should get some sticky-bottom shoes :-)

Bridget said...

That is gorgeous yarn, I love the color!

You're a brave woman, starting a new project now ...

Sally said...

Can't wait to see the Forecast, and can't wait to see you!!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I know exactly what you mean.I have actually gotten quite a bit of knitting done over the past week but can't photograph anything! Looking forward to seeing your Forecast so I'll send sunny thoughts. The skies should open up for all us busy knit bloggers don't you think? Just for a little while :-)

I can see it now. The sun comes out for a minute and knit bloggers all over the East Coast run out with their wares and a camera like some ritual. Funny. I guess we are a strange lot!

Ann said...

The yarn looks beautiful! Knit with a kind heart as if you have all the time in the world. No one minds having their handknits a bit late! (That's what I keep telling the BackBou. I haven't even cast on for his socks yet. I have 2 other objects ahead of him!)

Ashley said...

Oooh that red is phenomenal! Covet covet.

anne marie said...

happy happy to your house from mine! smooches!

kenia said...

I love the yarn.I am just beginning to yarn and hope to become really good someday.

Madge said...

Happy holidays, Liz!

Here's hoping you find a few minutes here and there to knit to your heart's content.

(I'm not touching that sanity question. It's all relative, right?!)

tiennieknits said...

I think it's your birthday - Happy happy birthday Liz!