Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Oranges

Just in time for the end of the May sweeps, we join a Sitcom Chic by Bonne Marie Burns in progress. Shown with oranges to enliven the vast expanse o' stockinette and because the yarn, Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Terracotta, is flummoxing my poor digicam.

The Oranges

The colorway is flummoxing my eye, too. In the store it was an appealing tomato red, but under other light it sometimes looks more like the melon crayon, sometimes more like the bittersweet. I'm liking the pattern and the yarn well enough, except for the special effect. Hm... to be continued.

10 comments:

guess who? said...

Your crayons are soooo pointy? How do you get them to stay that way? Ours are all broken. :(

Paige

Ina said...

Paige: The pictured crayons are pointy because orange is not a favorite color.

--Deb said...

Love the picture, but I wonder--how many people outside NJ will get your title??

CrazyFiberLady said...

Like Paige, we don't have many pointy crayons about the house either. Interesting color! Like the cascade I used for Shaped V-Neck, the poor digicams have issues picking up the color properly. Pretty for sure.

Kim said...

I am such a Jersey girl. When I saw the title of your post I thought you were going to be talking about THE Oranges the towns, not the oranges the many shades of orange. I'm impressed by the pointy crayons too.

Kristen said...

On the contrary, I am always drawn to the orange yarn!

Bezzie said...

Interesting...very mellony. Not very terra cottay at all.

Jessica said...

Despite your digi cam color woes, enjoy the pattern! That's one of my favorite sweaters I've ever knit. :)

craftivore said...

I love that photo. The small people in our house always break the crayons so I never buy them. Why to crayons smell so good? The bamboo yarn that I'm knitting with right now is named terra cotta too, but it's really more of a salmon. I think terra cotta should be the color of a clay pot.

Deborah said...

My perception of colors do that all the time, change when placed against other colors. I guess I'm just a colored color challenged girl...