Early this morning, while still wearing my robe and sipping my coffee, I went straight out to the garden. I saw that the first marigold blooms had started to fade and new buds had appeared. I decided it was time for my first dye garden harvest.
There are just a few flowers so far, but I'm still excited as they are the first flowers I've been able to collect from the plants I started from seeds months ago. They will go into the freezer and I will add to their number until I have enough to dye a skein of sock yarn.
Later, as I was indulging myself with a second dose of caffeine and browsing knitting blogs, I saw that the month of May is devoted to Red/Orange in Project Spectrum. This year Lolly has started a Project Spectrum blog on Tumblr. Check it out for a quick dose of color inspiration!
With the marigolds presenting themselves as perfect examples of this month's color theme, I decided to take a few more photos of them and then kept my camera in my pocket as I continued my morning chores.
There is also a Project Spectrum group on Ravelry for those who are celebrating each color with a knitting project. I would join in the fun with my Whippoorwill . . .
. . . except that might be cheating, as pink has it's own month in Project Spectrum.
Hmm, maybe I finally need to choose a pattern for this Madelinetosh that has been in my stash for awhile?
There might even be enough for a Harvest Moon cardigan, and I've been wanting to knit something with pockets. Time to stop taking pictures and start swatching!