Sunday, November 05, 2006

Currants

I'm veering away for the usual green/purple combo for a bit. (I'm out of purple dye) So I thought I'd do something in the pink/red range.

After setup of the Knitting and Stitching Show Wednesday, I came home and thought that I ought to have something colourful to spin on Friday. So....
this is what we have. As I was spinning, some girls from the knitting group that I go to on Tuesday's stopped by and said "I really love the Currant colours" Currants! I hadn't thought of that, but that's exactly what they look like.

Growing up in the US, currants are not a common fruit. You see them as a garnish or decorative. Children's drinks, medications, sweets are all Grape flavoured. In Ireland it's Currant. My children had to be deprogrammed from grape and programmed to Currant. Now it's one of the favourite flavors. Yum. I've grown to love it to. So in honour of "The Girls" we have Currants.

It's not a great picture, but it's not nearly as PINK as it looks, more burgundy. Bad picture!

2 comments:

Leigh said...

I like it because it's a cool pink. The only currents I've seen are the dried ones. Not as pretty in color as your roving.

Shelby said...

that's the exact color of the stains on the paper toweling that I used to drain my pomegranate seeds on...*giggles*
Very pretty.