Chic Knits Downloadable Knitting Patterns Chic Knits Downloadable Knitting Patterns Chic Knits Knitting Blog Chic Knits Knitting Tips & Techniques Chic Knits Bonne Marie Burns Free Knitting Patterns
Studio Chic Knit Blog

Friday, March 10, 2006


Lolly writes: “…The idea of Project Spectrum is simply a celebration of the colors around us, and taking the time to notice them.”

MARCH ======= RED

I am a stereotypical City Chick. Most days, the palette runs deep, down right to the Brown, Black and no other. My body’s the baseline; the clothes the wrapper that SNAPS to large attention with just a touch of color.

Knitting is freedom like that. You can put on one small scarf and all of a sudden your eyes sing.

Or, you can brush away the shadows of your shoes with a stroke of Tone and You Dance!


It has been thrilling to see all over the knitWeb the way people are taking this to the streets. I knew I would probably not be able to be a Calendar Girl and commit to a Project-a-Month but I told Lolly I thought I could dabble in May (hmmm… GREEN!) and dance with a few others as well.

This is my Red.


And its red, burgundy, purple and blue! But when you see it from above, it’s the Red that wants you.

The dark cool Blue recedes and moves away.

This is Twinkletoes yarn from eBay seller lotusblossom (Over the Rainbow Yarns). Sadly, I don’t have the color info anymore

hmmm… Margene has meme tagged Red Around the House!

13 responses to “Friday, March 10, 2006”

  1. Kim says:

    Love the socks! I am just starting to get into sock knitting. Right now I’m knitting a pair of Fuzzy Feet from Knitty.
    Someone suggested that you might be able to give me info. on yarn shops in Paris. I will be traveling there this summer.



  2. Jennifer says:

    Oooo, very pretty socks! The reds, blue, and purple are quite lovely together.

  3. Kim says:

    Your knitting is wonderful, but has anyone mentioned how appealing your photography is? I love the photo next to your feet — it’s like your dancing together. Your photography never fails to make me smile.

  4. Kim says:

    Sorry — should be you’re dancing, not your dancing.

    Saw it just as I pressed post.

  5. Melanie says:

    LOVE the socks! I’m addicted to sock knitting…what great colors! Thanks for the link to Project Spectrum – I didn’t know about it, and it’s such a cool idea!

  6. margene says:

    Red makes me dance…red socks make me want to fly!;-)
    Color is all around us everyday and PS has made me more aware of it all.

  7. Lolly says:

    Bonne – your socks are so beauty-ful! Love the photographs too ;) Happy feet!

    Thanks for being a part of PS, and for touting it here on your blog. It is such a fun Project!

    Have a happy weekend!

  8. Imbrium says:

    Those socks look wonderful…happiness for your feet!

  9. Leah says:

    Beautiful. I have some sock yarn from lotusblossom, but nothing quite that vibrant. I do think I can scare up a project spectrum participant, with a little effort.

  10. amanda says:

    Gorgeous yarn! And those socks will definitely make some feet very happy.

  11. meg says:

    They’re beautiful! Do they make you want to wear “high-waters”? Put your feet up & smile. That silly song “Happy Feet” is going through my head now. .

  12. Beth S. says:

    What a fantastic picture! I dig the leapin’ feet! :-)

  13. laughingrat says:

    Has it been a whole two weeks since I told you I love those socks? :-D

    This Project Spectrum thing seems pretty great. Well–I don’t know if I could deal with making an object a month in the called-for colors (although I am a sock girl, so it might be doable at that!), but the idea of color-themed photos or something, like you did with red–that appeals!

©Bonne Marie Burns
All Rights Reserved
Unauthorized reproduction in any form prohibited.

Site Design: BigBrain Multimedia/Bonne Marie Burns

"ChicKnits" and "Chic Knits" are the ®Registered Trademarks of Bonne Marie Burns of Portland OR