Tangerine, melon, squash, terracota – it all adds up to the same thing

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I’m feeling a bit of a colour jag coming on, so I thought it was only fair to warn you that there might be a bit of a theme over the next little while.

Left to right: Indigodragonfly Merino Sock in "Safety Pin or Safety Pint: Discuss" for Willowherb; Quince & Co. Finch in "Nasturtium" for Grace; and Indigodragonfly Bleats, Shoots & Leaves in "Baldersquash" for Daphne.

Left to right: Indigodragonfly Merino Sock in “Safety Pin or Safety Pint: Discuss” for Willowherb; Quince & Co. Finch in “Nasturtium” for Grace; and Indigodragonfly Bleats, Shoots & Leaves in “Baldersquash” for Daphne.

Yeah. I know it’s spring and that colour says fall, but I can’t help it. I’ve been seduced. I have projects planned in other colours too, but at least one of those is secret (this year I am going to be on top of Christmas, dammit) so it’s going to be mostly orange, most of the time for the next little while.

The weird thing, though, is that I didn’t plan this, or even realize it, until I was getting myself organized. I briefly thought about switching the yarn for Willowherb to this one, but then I thought about it and decided that those socks really wanted to be orange. Then I thought about not knitting Daphne right after, but I’ve been wanting a pair of these since I finished the first ones I knit, so that wasn’t an option either. And Grace was always going to be this colour. So, yeah. Orange.

Does this happen to you? I sometimes go on unintentional thematic runs in the books I read, but so I feel like I’ve been okay about mixing up my knitting colours. I suppose, though, that once a stash reaches a certain size, colours just rise to the top of their own accord. That’s probably it, right? I mean, this is basically all the orange yarn I own, so the fact that I’m planning to knit it all in the span of a few months means it decided it was time (my yarn is sentient I guess?).

Sigh. I’ll figure something else out for October.

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11 thoughts on “Tangerine, melon, squash, terracota – it all adds up to the same thing

  1. introvertedknitter

    I’ve noticed that color comes in waves sometimes just like projects. When I dare to look at all my stash I also notice considerable color schemes, often bought around the same time too. I think the orange is bright and cheerful and will be great in all those projects, if nothing else you may have them ready to wear by fall!

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      I definitely buy the same colours over and over again. I try to be conscious of it so I can mix it up a bit (for example, I realized that almost half my knit socks are green, so, no more green socks for a bit), but it can be hard to resist colours you love.

      1. caityrosey

        I know exactly what you mean. I’ve been attracted to greens and aquas lately.

  2. allnightknits

    I love fall colors, I have to make a conscious decision to step out of my comfort zone and knit something pink or blue. There is something about the warmth of fall colors that just makes me feel all warm and cozy!

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Yes! Also, I just bought some bright pink yarn – my first truly pink yarn purchase ever. I’m going to ease myself in to the new colour with socks (of course) but I’m pretty excited about it.

  3. ellen

    I’m feeling the orange. But last stash visit told me I dream in green, blue and purple. I recently went through a pink phase. Love your knits. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Cassy

    I can’t believe how heavy the teal yarns are in my stash. I wish I had more oranges like this! I don’t necessarily thing fall with these shades. They seem like happy summer colors too.

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