Crayons and Parachutes

There’s a happy little “getting to know you” question that asks what color crayon you would be.  I never know whether they want to know what my favorite color is, what color I look best in, or what color is most like my personality.  (Feel free to ponder “out loud” in the comments.  I’m curious like that.) 

For the record, my favorite color changes almost daily – or maybe even a few times in a given day.  I look best in jewel tones, as a general rule, and my personality changes about as often as my favorite color.  (I’m moody.)  As for parachutes, even that changes more than for some of you.

However, my fur-girls were lucky.  They landed in a household where each doggy has a “signature” color.  I’m not saying we’ll never repeat one, but so far, we haven’t.  Sissy is purple, a real, true, royal purple, and Gretchen is PANK, a sassy, hot, strong, bright pink.

Spring Valley Yarns

Springvalley Yarns

(For the record, on THIS monitor, the purple should be redder, and the pink lacks a bit of intensity.)

Like several of you, I couldn’t help myself, and I ordered some of Jessi‘s fabulous yarn in the girls’ colorways.  I’m knitting up the Haddon Wood’s Princess of Joy’s item now, so you’ll just have to come back later to see what it became (or Rav-stalk me).  Gretchie’s item is next on the needles.

Being younger and less demanding  full of herself  more demure, Gretchen’s yarn is merely titled “Gretchen.”  If I could have fit it on her paperwork, she would have been Haddon Wood’s Lady Gretchen Greer, and she is always the lady.  Just as a reminder, a portion of the sales of both colorways goes to the ASPCA.

welcome1-1Another little joy to share today is Yarn Gift Bouquets.   A Ravelry friend had a rather sudden, unexpected death in the family.  One can’t bake a casserole and send it to another country, even if the two are on the same continent.  Luckily, Nichole suggested a “bouquet” she and her mother had received, and it just happened to help avoid customs delays too.  I’ll defnitely keep Yarn Gift Bouquets in mind for future use!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to my royal knitting.  The Princess is helping the Knight do [his] laundry.  Gretchen is just pacing around, trying to keep tabs on everyone.  Just another rainy day in the Woods…

14 comments on “Crayons and Parachutes

  1. gaylen says:

    Well I’m glad it’s raining. I can’t seem to count which is letting colonnade kick my arse.

    Have you finished the cowl? I’ve been rav stalking. Yea, just checked again -no finished, modelled photos.

    Crayon colors – my favorite was always periwinkle (isn’t that fun to say?) although it’s not necessarily my favorite color. I’m a soft, muted, heathered pastel kinda girl. Or strong colors – but then add grey and heather them. 🙂 Clear as a bell, right.

    Had a pumpkin muffin for breaky. Thought of you while I was eating it. g

  2. Walden says:

    Colors. . . I love blues, don’t think I have met a blue that I didn’t like. But I want to be an orange, but I am particular about my oranges. If I had to describe myself as a color though . . . probably brown. It appears plain, average . . . but there’s more to it, to get brown you have to mix colors, one can’t tell where one color starts and the other ends as they blend together to make brown. Ha ha, see, don’t ask these questions to an art student.

  3. Sue says:

    When I was a little girl, I loved my burnt sienna crayon and it was always used up before the others. I like lots of colors, different ones on different days, but I am strongly attracted to hot pinks and purples. I guess fuchsia would probably be my favorite.

    I’m painting the house in shades of warm brown with raspberry and turquoise accents and of course the library is red. Nothing demure about me.

  4. Marjie says:

    I love colors. I love the royal colors, and they work well on me. I also enjoy pastels and muted shades. My breakfast room and family room have strong hunter green accents, the front room has burgundy, the living room is done in royal blue, you get the picture. I don’t do well with orange, however.

  5. Anita says:

    Me? You know I’d be the purple crayon! LOL

    I love those yarn gift bouquets! What an awesome idea.

  6. Bubblesknits says:

    I’m so glad you like the yarn. 🙂 As for colors, my favorites were always the dark greens and purples. With a dark blue thrown in now and then. Just don’t ask me to pick one or I’ll be there all day trying to decide.

  7. Darcy says:

    I love green and green/blue and purple.Around my birthday all shades of orange and brown because they remind me of fall:) Love the Sissy and Gretchen colorways.Hugs Darcy

  8. AlisonH says:

    What a wonderful, thoughtful thing to do. Thank you, I hadn’t heard of them.

    (And just for the record, reddish purples like that? Perfect.)

  9. Nichole says:

    LOVE both of those colorways… they are each in my birthday wishes this year, but I might just have to go and order sooner than later (the man doesn’t seem to even “notice” the yarn on my etsy faves/wish list)! lol

  10. Hee hee…being late has it’s rewards! I’ve been on Ravelry and seen the FO. Loverly, of course. Can’t wait to see the Little Lady’s newest attire when it is finished. Sigh…wish we had rain…

  11. Kathy says:

    My favorite crayon color? Oh my gosh, like you, I would need to know how they want me to choose. But I would have to say, I like the whole box! Except burnt sienna. Don’t like that one at all.
    LOVE Jessi’s yarn. So pretty and perfect:)

  12. Miss Me says:

    fabulous yarn! i’m going to tempt one of my non-knitting dog loving friends with it…

    favourite crayon colour? wow! that’s tough… when i was small, we always had the 8 packs. guess that leaves me with the “basics” – red, blue, violet and green, although i loved magenta once we started to get the 24 packs.

  13. grace says:

    I forgot to tell Jessie that my Haddon Wood and Brennan came!!! I love them I think any red shade would be my favorite crayon color, followed by green and then blues!

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