I can hardly believe that two months have gone by so quickly! The FIRE element was a nice way to start off the newest cycle of Project Spectrum – very hot!
A highlight of my own FIRE exploration was the emphasis on warm foods – with incorporations of red and orange fruits, vegetables, and spices in the dishes. The element has also afforded the opportunity to explore my new fibery art of weaving- even if the results were not always the way I envisioned them. (I still learned from the experience!) And while I did not complete one of the color-themed projects on my needles (yet!) I loved the process of working on my Phyllo Pulli, the Printed Silk Cardigan, and my GGH Socks. I will continue to knit them and have three finished knits, even if it falls within the next element group. Don’t you know that the best thing about Project Spectrum is the lack of deadlines?
As Project Spectrum continues with the EARTH element (greens, browns, metallics!) please feel free to continue sharing your creations in the Project Spectrum Flickr Group and contributing your discussions on the Ravelry Project Spectrum group. Just as before, there will be another Artist Trading Card swap for the EARTH element, with signups open now! (See this post for all of the information! please read carefully!)
The Homespun Yarn Party was a great success – and a lot of fun! Coleen and I headed over to Takoma Park Community Center and were greeted by dozen of fiber fans. It was a great turn out – and a wonderful chance to meet many new friends and to see many old friends too! My camera battery was out, but luckily there is a Flickr pool with some fun pics of the vendors, and many of the customers. (Jody took pics of our related socks!) So, what did I come home with, you ask? Well, I did support several of my local fiber vendors!
That is a hand dyed yarn – induced smile!
You really must see the closeups to get the full effect… I am loving these!