The Project Spectrum for 2008 is all about the elements – fire, earth, air, and water. April and May are “Earth”: greens, browns, and metallics. To kick off the new element, I’ve started on Forest Canopy, using Plain & Fancy Wool Company’s sport yarn in “Brown Variegated”. I think the color name isn’t quite right for the yarn, though, since it’s really more like dark olive-y greens and maroons, but it definitely says “earthy” to me.
This is my first Forest Canopy, and I can see that it will go very quickly. It’s a very simple but elegant lace pattern that’s easy to memorize. I can see why it’s such a popular pattern.
And did you notice that dark shadow in the photo? Yes, it’s sunny! It looks like it will be a nice Spring day today. I guess I’ll go out and cut some of the daffodils.
FINALLY SUN! FC is going to be so beautiful in that colorway.
Lovely and foresty.
That’s one of my favorite yarns – And I love the colors in your WIP. Perfect for PS-3/Earth. Yum.
Hope your back is feeling better too!
Sun! Yeah! I love forest canopy. I want to make everyone I know knit it at least once. 😀
Yours looks so lovely and autumny
Oh, I LOVE your yarn – and you’re doing a lovely job so far. I bet you won’t have to try to cover up slight… variations in the pattern caused by knitting ADD.
Coincidentally, the yarn I chose has those earth tones. It wasn’t on purpose, but I note that several people have chosen colorways in the brown/green family for the FC and I think they look fabulous!