Life Lessons and Project Spectrum
It is a good idea to take the time to get dressed before you drive your kids to school in the morning. There is always the risk that one of your children won't shut the car door all the way, it will swing wide open and you will find yourself running around the outside of the car, in your jammies and bed-head, to close it. This will of course happen just outside the school, at the hight of morning traffic. As you try to make eye contact with friends and acquaintances, to laugh at your folly, they will look the other way. Perhaps they are trying to avert their eyes to be polite, perhaps it is their fear that this could happen to any one of them.
So I started my day with my own private giggle. If only my friend Lanny had passed, she'd have honked and waved and made a general scene over the proceedings.
At least my jammies and snow white feet are in keeping with Project Spectrum's current theme.
I'm not sure why I didn't join PS earlier. Really, it fits so smoothly into what we all do on our blogs anyway. There are no Must Knits. Just photos of a color theme. I can do that.
I had some time to do a little blog reading yesterday and I kept running into the topic of color. Most notably in the wonderful link that Cara provided to Ruth's blog. Ruth's discussion on color is insightful and stimulates thought. If you didn't click Cara's link yesterday, take the time to visit Ruth's site now. It is really worth your time.
Since I am late to the Project Spectrum party, I will show you a bit of blue that I am working on.
It's a top-down raglan cardigan in Paton's Classic Wool. This time in working the math, I started with my desired bust and upper arm measurement and worked up to my neck numbers. I think I'll get a better fit this way. The math is a little more complicated than the basic percentages formula. But we don't all fit into the same percentages, do we? If the fit works out well for me I will post my formula.
I love a striped raglan. That right angle at the increases makes me smile.
The 8mm camera is a find while helping my mom clean and pack for her upcoming move. DS loves to make short movies. He told my mom that this antique camera is the best gift he's ever been given. We've located a source for 8mm movie film, so he will definitely use it.
An on the antique theme, a final Project Spectrum offering of gray and blue. Old family photos. The smallish photo at the bottom of the twins is my father and his brother. Yeah, there are a lot of twins in the family.
DH's family is from India. The photo in the upper left that is cut off is his grandparents' wedding. They are sitting by a fire adorned in garlands of flowers. The little girl on the lower right is my MIL wearing a sari. It is just a snap shot but is one of my favorite photos. There is something about the composition and lighting in the photo that I really respond to.