I imagine that someone who knows me well might look at these photos of autumn orange and yellow palettes and think, "Where is my friend Willow? And what have you done with her?" because I seldom, if ever, select any yarn, other fiber, clothing, accesories, furniture or anything else in orange, brown or autumn yellow. I just don't like those colors. However, at The Knit and Crochet Show last month I received two skeins of Red Heart sock yarn in self striping bright orange and brown which I traded with someone for this mostly green yarn. I have been knitting the first sock and been fascinated to watch the patterning appearing right on my needles (size 2US). Caveat: This does not mean that I love love love the colorway of this yarn; I'm just 'experimenting' in expanding my appreciation of color.
Looking at the sock's colors, the green, blue, orange, yellow, purple (purple?!), I was reminded of April Cornell who said in one of her books that she took her inspiration for her colors and designs from nature. That got me looking at the colors of a Southern California autumn in a new way, a new light, if you will, and I discovered that my sock yarn should be called "SoCal Fall".
Purple and Yellow