it’s so easy being green!

I’m so happy it’s finally May, and the Project Spectrum color is green! My life is exploding with green. Orange and yellow made for a really tough month—it was a real challenge to find those colors in my world. Green, however, could not be any easier.

From the cushions on the couch to my work bag and nalgene bottle (even the bookshelf that I painted!), green is one of my main life colors. Heck, it’s even the color of my dishtowels (no photo of those) and the undies I’m wearing today (ditto).


I once went on vacation for two weeks in August, and I asked a coworker if he could stop by to water my plants once or twice. He said no problem. When I got back the first thing he said was, “My god! I came over to water your plants, and every time I turned around there was another one to water! Your apartment isn’t even that big!” Since then, the boy and I have moved into a far larger apartment and combined houseplants—plus bought more! This is a miniscule sample—there are at least a dozen more scattered around the house.

It seems a cheat to just take photos of trees and plants that are obviously green, but they’re just bursting with color right now. It was kind of gloomy today, which made the greens that much better. See the rest of my green photos here.

The best green thing in my house is this painting, made by a friend in high school:

painting by a friend

He was my boyfriend’s best friend and, independently, a very good friend of mine. I was hanging out at his house one day and admired the painting. He immediately gave it to me. Inscribed on the back is: “To a woman I will never forget and will always love.” He was such a good guy, and we just recently go back in touch with him. I take comfort in his inscription, and this painting is always the first thing to go up on a wall in a new place.


In other green news, a package arrived today!

new yarn from knitpicks!

That’s Wool of the Andes in Fern to redo the Sunrise Circle Jacket, Wool of the Andes in Chocolate to make myself a Sunrise (I can only hope it’s as good as KnitAnnie‘s), some Essential sock yarn in green to make socks for an old friend, and some Color Your Own sock yarn for Kool Aid experimenting!

There’s also a size 1 Addi circular in the box; it was all I could do to keep from casting on for socks during the middle of the day!

3 Responses to it’s so easy being green!

  1. Laura says:

    I’m really happy about Green May too — it’s my favorite color. I love the pictures of your plants. :) And you are quite the trooper to make two more Sunrise Circle Jackets!

  2. Ashley says:

    I am so jealous of all your houseplants–I have such a brown thumb. It’s so bad, in fact, that I just killed a pot of mint, which I didn’t even know was possible.

  3. Rachel says:

    Wait, isn’t this the same person who, just over three months ago, had a post titled “I don’t do socks”? And you had to make socks your Olympic project just to finish a pair? And now I’m seeing that you’re having to devote substantial will power to not casting on socks at inopportune times. Quite the transformation! That whole Olympic endeavor had profound, long-lasting effects on us all.

    I saw the chocolate sunrise jacket someone else did — it looked great. I’m sure yours will too.

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