Project Spectrum

Project Spectrum is coming around again. This year the theme is Cardinal Directions and Lolly has put together a group of themes that look really very inspiring. Go read about it.

I am already looking forward to March and considering how I might play with some Idea of North – which is something that might cause Gill to cough 🙂

NORTH (March/April)
Color: Green
Material: Stones/Gems/Rocks
Season: Winter
Element: Earth

There is much there to play with, either on the fibre front or in paper play or photography. I might even write this year, as I feel the urge to pick up my pen again overwhelming me from time to time.

Where will I find the time, though?

I am struggling to see how I might embrace PS in my knitting at this stage – this will require some thought. I do though find myself already excited at the notion of picking up my camera once more, and beginning an extended photo essay.

What I do know is that although a nicely yoked Icelandic sweater with shades of green in the colour work would fit perfectly in to this first segment – I shall not be working such a revolting garment just in order to fit in. PS must bend with me and fit my interests and tastes and my schedule. Ultimately it is more a question of raising my own creative awareness, rather than forcing myself into any mould. One thing I can do is review my Ravelry queue to see if I might change its order, or bring a new colour perspective to my pre-conceived project ideas.

I have already twigged that “East” might just be a very good excuse to blow some cash on some Noro yarn… and I believe I have just the right airy project in mind.

For completeness, and your information, the reminder of this year’s PS phases look like this:

EAST (May/June)
Color: Yellow
Material: Wood
Season: Spring
Element: Air

SOUTH (July/August)
Color: Red
Material: Metal
Season: Summer
Element: Fire

WEST (September/October)
Color: Blue
Material: Glass
Season: Autumn
Element: Water

More about Project Spectrum

Project Spectrum at Ravelry

Project Spectrum on Flickr


  1. February 12, 2009

    Sounds most interesting, I might just join in too, if I can get my head around it!

  2. February 12, 2009

    noro because of the wood;))

    • February 16, 2009

      @ambermoggie, You are ahead of me there. Do I take it that Noro means “wood” ? If so – it’s a dead cert for a project for PS4!

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