Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Orange, Part II

After a night of rain, everything was perfect this morning in the garden, even the little bees asleep in the squash blossoms.

I spun more orange over the weekend, orange that Angela dyed.

Remember the pumpkins last week? 10 days and so much more color!

The garden makes me like my orange wool more. Appreciate the color of a ripening fall.

Naughty chickens...digging up my baby carrots. You're on chicken detention, only supervised visits to the garden now.

Maybe this wool wants to be knit into a fall hat, for the final visits to the garden before the snow and cold?

Slow to ripen, but so worth it. Like candy.

I think next....purple.

Yarn Specs:

100% wool (unknown breed)
2-plied yarn, sport-worsted weight

Total, 7.6 oz, and 363 yards.


At 11:38 AM, Blogger Magatha said...

Orange and brown! They were once my favorite colors back in 1978! You could even buy housewares like Rubbermaid stuff in those colors then. I still have some.

I love the color themed posts.
I've never had farm fresh eggs. The pumpkin is beautiful and so is the handspun.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Don't tell Mags, but I was born the same year those were once her favorite colors ;-)

I freaking love your garden and homespun shots. I might have to plant a pumpkin next year!

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Jo said...

I love the sunset - pumpkiny colours of that yarn. What do you have planned for it?

At 12:41 PM, Blogger Fair isle faerie said...

Its corriedale )


At 1:50 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Gorgeous handspun! Love the garden shots! Hehe..the carrots reminded me of childhood, we used to raid the neighbors patch and eat them. Wonder if he ever knew! Look forward to seeing what you knit from it!

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Guro said...

There is orange in that yarn? I can only see a pale rust (maybe that's orange) yellow and pink. The veggies are perfectly orange though. I think I might be colour callenged, like my dad who does not know beige from purple and so on.

Watch your garden, you might find me there one morning, munching on your carrots. But then I'd probably be lost and you'd have to take care of me;)

At 3:19 PM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I love orange. You have a lot of yardage to do a hat though. I would think maybe a small shoulder shawl or scarf? Make the most of it.

At 11:59 PM, Blogger peri said...

I'm really enjoying your colour rich posts - gorgeous!

At 7:00 AM, Blogger yahoo said...

OOhhh angela yarn!

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous cathy said...

Orange is my favorite color--I'm glad to see someone else appreciating it :) Lovely spinning.

At 4:42 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Lovely photos as always. The yarn is beautiful, and your veggies are looking fab!

At 10:39 AM, Blogger String Bean said...

You could knit a nice hat and mitten set. A pumpkin lace hat would be neat... with a solid St. st. lining for warmth.

I love the bee picture. Our bees have taken off early. I miss them already.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Laura said...

so pretty! I like the subtle colors. (and the pink, of course)

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Lauren said...

I love all these pictures!

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Raeknits!_and_spins said...

Thanks for blogging, you brighten my days! My cherries are coming in by the bowlful now, next year I think I'll just plant 3 instead of 6... :)

At 7:23 PM, Blogger Batty said...

Pretty! Such pretty yarn!

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

I love the colour orange but for some reason don't feel right wearing it! Your pictures are great.


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