Friday, November 03, 2006

Snowy Comfort or How I Made Peace With Red

I have decided to press on with the scarf. Two things helped with this decision: firstly, all the very thoughtful comments (thank-you!) and secondly, the fact that it snowed yesterday.

I feel colour in a very visceral way, and I realized that indoor lighting on a rainy day made the scarf look like 70's shag carpet, which (for me) is a lonely and dowdy and sad sort of colourway. But softly overcast natural light reflecting off brilliant white snow transformed it into lichens and berries, and treasures on the forest floor, and this:

rose hip

These are colours of comfort and harmony. So all is well, and the scarf will go on.