Jan 18, 2017

Seeing Red

Not long ago I wrote about my blue streak, because it seemed as if every project that was planned, in-progress or recently completed was blue or featured blue flashes. That torrent of turquoise and blue was followed by a spate of colorful knits incorporating a range of rainbow shades.

Winter has arrived, which around here means cold temperatures, cutting winds and grey skies. To counter this, I long to wrap myself and everything around me in heartwarming red and all its variants from rose and ruby to berry and burgundy.

Over the past few years, you've watched me slowly but steadily build a collection of rosy items, so when these longings hit, there are plenty of options from which to choose. While I've left out many examples, it seems everywhere I look, I'm seeing red:

Scarves, Shawls & Wraps

Alaris Mixed Media

Dojeling Blackberry

Dojeling Wineberry

Plumberry Scarf (pattern in development)

Fingerless Mitts

Kintra Mitts Blackberry

Kintra Mitts Wineberry

Wyndfael Wine

Afghans & Throws

Angletyn Vivid

Drumlin Gemtones

Drumlin Nearly Neutral

Flashpoint Bold

Lucben Rose

Tikkyn Flagstone

Hearth & Home

Christmas Trees

Sweet Hearts & Soft Spots

Apparently in my world, there's no such thing as too much red. Add in Valentine's Day which is on the horizon, and it's easy to understand why ...

These swatches jumped onto the needles:

These mitts are in progress:

And this yarn is clamoring to be cast on.

Do you, too, crave warm colors when the weather turns cold? Or do you have a favorite color that helps you battle the gloom of winter?

The embedded links take you to WIP and FO posts. If you're interested in any of these patterns, you can opt to read more about them or buy them here: Patterns.


  1. Love the yarn and everyone who came to my house yesterday was wearing red so you might be on to something there!

    1. What fun to have everyone spontaneously opt to wear red!

  2. Funny, I do generally only wear red in the winter. Makes perfect sense, now that you mention it. It does have a warmth to it that is a little to intense in hot weather!

    1. Although I do wear red in summer, you're right, sometimes it can be too intense if the weather's hot.


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