Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Color of the Season

THE hot color this season is...Oxblood. What a truly horrible name for an albeit gorgeous color. Pantone puts out a color of the year, which is usually some wondrously flowery name like Honeysuckle or Tango Mango, but fashion designers everywhere are gaga for oxblood this fall.


I'm trying to think back to my little Dawn kindergarten days, reaching into my big box of Crayola 64s which I'd finally convinced my mother was a necessity, sorting through my colors of thistle, cornflower and violet only to pull out oxblood! Can you imagine the psychological damage? Oh sure there were questionable colors, salmon, raw sienna, and even burnt orange, but I don't recall any colors inspired by bodily fluids back in Mrs. Stiglitts class. It's interesting to look at the current list of Crayola colors - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors and note names like, macaroni and cheese and manatee. My how things have changed. They're up to 133 standard colors now and I'm sure if I were 5 years old again, I would NEED every one of them. And then it occurred to me, I haven't really changed at all, I've just traded crayons for yarn. I NEED every one of the colors I see and luckily now I only have to convince my husband and he's a much softer sell than my mother ever was :)

So, if you see some oxblood yarn out there, you better grab it before I do!


  1. Oooohh...red...

    I've always been a sucker for red... my last three cars have been red, and when my husband and I were shopping for a vacuum, I picked one that he later called 'red and sporty'.

    And I also had the big box of crayons! Did you have a special section in your box where you put your favorites, like me?

  2. No, actually I didn't. I tended to remember where the go-tos were, I guess I wasn't too organized back then! Oh, and the sharpener on the back never worked :)

  3. Is that picture of yarn the oxblood color? It is gorgeous.


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