This is the first year when my two participatory “-alongs” have overlapped. I tried to keep this separate before, with Project Spectrum ending in September before Socktoberfest began on October 1st, but I decided to try something new this year. For those of you who are participating in both, it looks like PS is providing some inspiration for Socktoberfest colors and themes, which I love to see!
Project Spectrum’s last theme is about the west – big blue skies, vast expanses of blue water, the shift towards autumn weather in the northern hemisphere – and one of my favorite ways to exercise my PS creativity continues to be through my camera lens…
The leaves are changing and the oranges, reds, and yellows look particularly striking with such a brilliant blue backdrop, don’t they?
As in the first theme this year, I was trying to capture my WEST: where I am in space and time at the moment and snapping photos looking westward. It is an interesting way to orient yourself and to just notice the small subtleties and beauties around us. Try it!
Stopped at the traffic light – heading west – and in awe of the sky overhead.
Passenger seat photography – heading west in the car and snapping in TV mode.
(For comparison, check out how this looks in AV mode – the magic of the camera!)
Only a few more weeks in this round of Project Spectrum – this year has flown right by! It isn’t too late to play around with the last theme, so feel free to join us!
So, it seems that all I have to do to get a few hundred comments is put up a contest post You know, you can comment without a contest too! Thanks for all the Socktoberfest updates – it seems like we have quite an exciting month ahead, and I look forward to keeping up with you all through your blogs, the Ravelry group, and the Flickr photo page. Show off those socks!
…and the winner of the lovely blue/green ShiBui sock yarn is…