Pink lady knits

2.07.2008

Fire

Project Spectrum is upon us again, though this year, Lolly has added a new and exciting twist. This year it will be split into four categories that reflect the elements; fire, earth, air, and water. I'm always very excited about Project Spectrum, but this one should be a lot of fun. The colors are grouped accordingly:

Fire:
Reds, Oranges, Pinks

Earth:
Greens, Browns, Metallics

Air:
Whites, Greys, and Yellows

Water:
Blues, Blacks, and Purples

When I first sat down to think about fire, I naturally was drawn to what I was knitting. I mean, that's why Project Spectrum began, right? And I am knitting things that fall into this category:

28Thirty in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino Aran in a deep brick red.


Shetland Triangle in Filatura di Crosa "Superior" in a beautiful cranberry.


Endpaper Mitts in Dale of Norway Baby Ull in pink and green.

There are other things that involve fire besides knitting though, surely? Certainly glass blowing, smelting, and even cooking.
Cooking, though some of you don't know it, is my other true passion. I have a food blog, though I update it far less often than I update this one. It contains a few recipes, techniques, and photos. In the photo of 28Thirty above, you can see part of my cookbook collection. It is a very modest collection, compared to some, but it suits me just fine. I often just reference cookbooks, making at least three or four large alterations as I go along. Because of this, I refer to my recipes as "inspired by" the original recipe, since I rarely follow it to the number. Some of the cookbooks I'm using a lot these days are: Everyday Pasta, Cook with Jamie, Tangy, Tart, Hot, and Sweet, Molto Italiano, Nigella Express, and The Instant Cook. There are several more that I look at occasionally, and some that I almost never cook things from, but whose photos inspire me on a weekly basis. I will, in an attempt to adhere to Project Spectrum more this year, be updating my food blog with some hot and spicy recipes over the next few months...so stay tuned there as well!

1 comment:

Jen said...

That is a lovely Shetland Triangle you got there! :p