I first wrote this post back in 2013 and it sat here, languishing in the “drafts” section of WordPress. When I started another cardigan in an orange yarn from stash and a new design of mine from TSC was published with orange in it, (I didn’t even choose the colors, I swear!) t knew I had to (finally) publish this.
My first thought was to call this post, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” a reference to a favorite Robert Frost poem, but then I went for something much less classy, mostly because it’s a better title for what I’m about to write.
I try, really I do. I like almost every color Roy G. Biv has to offer, but everything I buy lately is some form of orange. Sure it could be pink-ish orange, gold-ish orange, or reddish orange, but it’s still orange.
So this week, I’m doing some secret testing and I bought this yarn from Jimmy Bean’s…madelinetosh Prairie in Amber Trinket. I swear it looked pink in the picture, but really, who was I kidding? Amber Trinket. I guess I knew in my heart it was a shade of orange. I was dying (ha, ha) to try some Plucky Knitter this summer. What did I buy? You guessed it…orange. Not a flaming, full-out orange. It’s copper-y. But still, copper is in the orange family.
I just reorganized my stash. I even did a major de-stash, gifting my friends with yarn I must have loved at one time, but don’t anymore. I got cubbies. Look at my cubbies. Out of 8 sections, there’s 3 that are filled with orange yarns. And that’s not even all of it. I have a cedar chest full of the more substantial yarn (you know, a sweater’s worth). There’s at least 2 sets of a sweater’s worth of orange yarn — okay, they’re shades of gold, but that’s orange, too.
I need to get out of this orange kick. I like orange. I think I look good in orange, but enough is enough. Nothing gold can stay!
Ummmmmm, P.S. , nothing’s changed in 2 years.