Project Spectrum, March: The Beginnings

As I’m sure we’re all aware, yesterday was the start of Lolly’s Project Spectrum. When Lolly announced this idea, I decided I would use each month’s color scheme to define my sock knitting for the month. See, um, I sort of have a lot of sock yarn. In a lot of colors. And sometimes I have a really hard time deciding which sock yarn to knit next. So, with Project Spectrum as my guide, I figured I’d able to narrow things down a bit.

Here’s my Ruby Red Socks for the month of March.
Yes, that’s one finished sock because I started these last month. But I will finish them this month and they’ll be finished Red Socks which will cover not only the Red Hot Sizzling Socks knit along but also my PS requirements, too.

Turns out, though, that PS is spilling over into other areas of my life. I’ve been spinning.
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That’s the Chocolate Covered Cherries that I bought at SPA from Amy of Spunky Eclectic. Dude, it’s a lot of pink. But there’s enough brown mixed in to make me happy, ya know?

And I started a new shawl.
That’s the wee beginnings of the Seraphim Shawl, beautiful designed by Mim, in Fleece Artist Silk Stream from Redbird Knits. Color: Rosey. It’s silk and wool and I love the way it feels. Kind of nubby and like raw silk but mostly like wool. Good stuff, that. And, she’s having a sale that ends today.

There’s been other red things, too, including a finished Log Cabin quilt. (no, I didn’t take a picture of it last night when Lois and I were working on it. You’ll just have to trust me – it’s really pretty and there’s lots of red!) This will be raffled off at this weekend’s Dale and the Duds dance to benefit Dale’s Boy Scout troop. Anyone going to be in my area and want to have a fun night out with the chance to win a beautiful scrap quilt? Lemme know, cuz I’ve got tickets.

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  1. Snow Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 11:29 am

    Oh, you just had to tell me about that sale, didn’t you?

  2. margene Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:00 pm

    Darn…I won’t be able to make it. It’s so cool to have March as pink/red month. I LOVE pink and red…as if you didn’t know. The spinning is wonderful! Love the mix of colors.

  3. Lucia Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    Which night?

    Pink is mah signature colah. Well, fuchsia is, anyway, sort of thrust upon me by circumstance and Ruth.

  4. Chris Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

    Please don’t mind me. I’ll just sit here quietly and admire all of your lovely pictures. Ahhh…

  5. Dave Daniels Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    VERY nice socks, and even nicer spinning. Looking forward to see how that looks plyed, and knitted. (Can’t comment on the shawl. I’m not a shawl kinda guy.)

  6. heather Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    Wow, great stuff Carole! Those are my favorite colors too.
    I’m excited to see that shawl working up, and your spinning is most excellent!
    Thanks for the daily drool!

  7. Risa Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    Ooooh pretty. Thanks bunches for the link. I just bought 8 oz of the stuff in two different colorways (Rocky Mountain High & Mandy). I figure I could make socks / hats /mittens or somesuch for my short people. Oh and put me down for another 1pound 9 oz of shetland lamb fiber that I bought yesterday :)

  8. blogless sharon Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:35 pm


  9. Jess Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

    I love those socks – what pattern is that?

    Your spinning is looking good :o)

  10. christine Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

    That’s pretty great pink……….love the fleece artist fiber….yummy, yummy,yummy……….
    Would also love to see a picture of that Log cabin quilt……..

  11. Kate Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 1:28 pm

    I love everything!! I spun up choc. cherries a while ago and made a great scarf, the brown helps balance out the pink definitely!

  12. Beth S. Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

    I love, love, LOVE the chocolate-covered cherries. Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations. :-) Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it…

  13. Jackie Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

    Oooh… fleece artist. Seems like I fall in love with everything I’ve ever seen from them. That shawl is going to be gorgeous!

  14. Marie Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

    Great idea to have PS help with the sock yarn choice. I love the spinning – are you going to ply it?

  15. Kat with a K Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    I LOVE the chocolate covered cherries! And thanks for the heads up about Project Spectrum – I just joined.

  16. Ruth Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 3:16 pm

    I’m doing socks for my Project Spectrum work, too … I have the red and pinks all lined up, waiting for me to finish the purple pair on the needles.

    I bought a lot of sock yarn last year … I’m really glad Project Spectrum came along to help me use it.

  17. --Deb Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

    Ooh, those singles really do look yummy! Chocolate-covered cherries. Neopolitan ice cream . . . you’re making me drool, here!

  18. --Deb Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    Okay, great–now I had to go and buy some yarn . . . you know, anti-stashalong or no anti-stashalong, I am trying to keep things under a modicum of control, here! A skein of Jaggerspun wool/silk in fingering weight for socks, 2 rovings of Cormo, 2 of kidsilk . . . oh well, at least I’ll be getting “credit” for them!

  19. Cece Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    Hey there – here is a link to the corrections for Last Minute Knitted Gifts –

  20. Cara Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 4:14 pm

    Everything looks great. But I’m partial to the spinning – are they singles or already plied?

  21. Miriam Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

    That silk stream is BEAUTIFUL and I don’t even like pink most of the time! And thank you for the link :)

  22. Scout Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    I’m not sure if it gets much prettier than that. Does it?

    And um one more skein of yarn!

  23. Karen Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 7:20 pm

    I just bought some of that same fiber! I love the way it looks spun up! All of your current projects are really nice and perfect for this months PS.

  24. amanda Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

    Beautiful spinning! Lovely socks. You’re red all over :O)

  25. Ann Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

    Wow, what lovely red things you’ve got going!

  26. Angelia Said,

      March 2, 2006 @ 11:03 pm

    Beautiful yarn and socks. And what a way to multi-task your Alongs! :-)

    If having a certain color each month helps you with the sock yarn/knitting – go for it!

    Enjoy the weekend!

  27. Annie Said,

      March 3, 2006 @ 6:20 am

    I love the socks! What pattern are you using?

  28. Lolly Said,

      March 3, 2006 @ 7:07 am

    I will be working on socks too – I have several skeins in the sock stash! I love the way yours are working up, Carole!

  29. Jan Said,

      March 3, 2006 @ 8:12 am

    You temptress, you! I’ve been trying to resist that FA Silk Stream at Redbird Knits but when I read your glowing review (coupled with RK’s final sale day), resistance was futile. *sigh*

    That chocolate covered cherries looks beautiful spun up.

  30. Cassie Said,

      March 3, 2006 @ 10:33 am

    Great socks (what pattern?). And that roving looks gorgeous.

  31. Esther Said,

      March 3, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS yarns girl!! BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to see all the finished products.

  32. Debi Said,

      March 3, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

    Oh Carole I LOVE all your pinks! Really beauitmous choices for March!

  33. Kim Said,

      March 3, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

    Looks like you are doing great things for the first month of Project Spectrum! I love the Red Hot socks!

  34. susan Said,

      March 4, 2006 @ 11:38 am

    I just love Amy’s rovings. So soft and fluffy.

  35. isela Said,

      March 5, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

    Seraphim is going to look lovely in that color

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