Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hats off to Orange

I love orange. For anyone who has ever stated, in a moment of true ridiculousness, "I'm not a big fan of orange," or, "I don't look good in orange." I beg no pardon - you are a liar. Everyone has a shade of orange that they look wonderful in. Whether you're willing to take the time to find it is an entirely different question. Which is why, when I saw the Bollicine Lampedusa at my LYS, on sale for only $2.50 a ball, I was certain that it would be the right shade of orange. Something in between clementine and tangelo. A shade above goldenrod and a bit away from rust. The perfect shade for a hat that would receive a well-worn welcome, surely, when winter rears it's vicious head again.



The issue was finding the right pattern to go with this very right shade of orange. I only bought two balls - they're a bit itchy, so I couldn't imagine wearing it as a scarf or a shrug. Surely, I thought, a hat would be just right. Unfortunately, there are about a million hat patterns in Ravelry, so it took me awhile to find the right one. Behold - the Marsan Watchcap, in progress. It's a cap that uses a lot of twisted ribbing - something that is supposed to keep you very warm and snuggly, which is a reason I chose it. Another is because when I finally get to them, the decreases are truly magnificent to behold.

Of course, my love of any color never stays within the boundaries of a yarn. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that someone else - someone I didn't even know, anticipated my love of orange while sending me a present for ordering from their Etsy shop. I recently ordered some stitch markers for a swap (two sets, they're adorable) I'm participating in, and she sent a third set as a gift. Her Etsy, which should be visited time and time again, is Dragonlady Designs. She uses the most adorable beads, and all of her markers are excellent prices - perfect for swaps! Here are the lovely orange stitch markers she sent me as a gift.

3 comments:

  1. I agree, orange doesn't get the credit it deserves! Your hat will be lovely, perfect colors for fall!

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  2. Orange you glad you bought that beautiful yarn! Your hat is fab.
    Sandra Singh

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  3. Orange is my favorite color,, I will chack out the bead site. Your site is great!

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