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Tuesday, March 1, 2005

it ain’t easy being green…

But b.Limey! IT’s MARCH already and it’s the perfect month for Verdigris, Envy, and GO!

“Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.”
…from the Make it SO website

And it’s going to be my glorious goal this month to romp around in as much green as I can get my hands on… Being a Lime Freak, this won’t be too difficult but just to get off to a lucky start, I unwound a couple of languishing green articles that were moldering in the Stash Palace.

No Longer Backstage:

FERN – a lovely design using Filaturea di Crosa ZARA color 1660. This one just couldn’t get me going! I love the pattern but the yarn was wrong for me – not drapey enough – and I was afraid I didn’t have enough to finish the whole thing…

NONAME – a miscreant machine project that made it to the SLEEVES DONE~! level but failed to excite to the finish. OFF WITH ITs THread! – a lovely merino/microfiber blend called Rubino from Austermann color #21.

What really got me going on this little b.Lime Romp? Watching the Oscars, during the first song sung in French by ChicKnits House Diva BEYONCE, I was slapped upside the head by her YELLOW GREEN EYESHADOW that Jumped Off the Screen and right into my Living Room! The Chartreuse on this Chantuese was the key that unlocked my green block and WOOT! There it is…

Overheard at Silvia’s via Television Without Pity : “6:03 PM PT – Damn, Beyonce, leave some eye shadow for the rest of us…”

BTW – it snowed over two inches last night, and I believe, CABIN FEVER Reigns SUPREME!

7 responses to “Tuesday, March 1, 2005”

  1. Colleen says:

    I hope that you don’t mind me saying that the very first thing I thought of when I saw that pile of yarn was ramen noodle. I need lunch….

  2. Daphne says:

    I was inspired by the shadow, too! It was the best of her outfits. My boyfriend claimed her second layer of shadow was actually Sharpie (with glitter nail polish overlay).

  3. Colleen says:

    You know, if you don’t love a project enough to finish it (if it marinates for a while in the finishing pile), for me at least, it means that I am not happy with the result…and I won’t probably wear it. It is so much better to move on to something you will like. It is a brave thing to rip…

  4. Debi says:

    I’m sorry to see Fern go, I love that sweater!! Will she be back in another incarnation?

  5. Laurie says:

    I get color-inspired (well more like obsessed) by odd things too. Right now it is an apple green and electric blue combo. I saw an episode of Sex & the City and Samantha was wearing an apple green cardi over an electric blue silk blouse. It was so fantastic looking I haven’t been able to stop trying to put those colors together in everything I make. Of course, it could be that I just want to be Samantha…

  6. Bonne Marie says:

    Laurie – I love that apple green electric blue imagery you planted in my head. FANTASTIC! I just rode home on the bus and a woman sitting next to me while I was standing had on a acid green puff jacket with a smoky light blue hat. YUM! I was happy she had her back to me because I couldn’t stop staring at her head! Knitting has made me weird like that…

    Miss Fern will reappear someday when I find some better yarn to play with her…

  7. Silvia says:

    So now you can pour yourself a delicious green beer and think up new tricks for all that green yarn.

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