Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Color: Inside & Out

I don't know if you can see it or not, but there is a butterfly hovering above a pale pink zinnia in this photo. I noticed that the shadows and sunshine are getting a look of fall to them, despite the intense heat. While it makes me sad to realize summer is almost over, there's also a bit of excitement when I think about starting the new school year.

Our deck is rarely this empty, but Steve powerwashed it and hopes for below 90 degree weather this weekend so he can weatherproof it.

Now for some inside color. Long time readers have seen these baskets before, but I reorganized them and want to show them off again. Here, I've put the browns, blues, and orange/reds.

I should have cleaned up the tint from the closed curtains in this photo, but I didn't. I have my purples and greens in this basket; I didn't realize I had collected so much green yarn. I had to divide it into spring greens and aquas.

This basket is a riot of colors; I put all of my cotton yarns in here. I have quite a bit of Mission Falls 1824 Cotton, most of it from when I did this baby blanket last summer.

This basket is full of neutrals. Projects for Steve, more than likely.

I have another large basket with black, white, and grey yarn, and another smaller basket with yarn that didn't fit in any of the other categories, e.g., varigated, sock, or otherwise.

Thank you for joining me on my color tour!


  1. I like how you've organized it into color families. I couldn't make up my mind about how to organize my stash. In the end, by fiber seemed more logical for my purposes. But yours looks so much prettier. You know I covet your basket stands.

  2. Nothing is prettier than baskets filled with yarn!

    If that's your stash, you are a very controlled person!

    How's the foot?

  3. I could see the butterfly once I enlarged the photo!

    I love the baskets. It all looks so beautiful.