December is one of my favoite months. Not because of Christmas, or the long break from schoo, but because it is a festive, colorful break from the drab bleakness of November. In accordance, the theme for December is:
Knit something [color=darkred]C[/color] [color=red]O[/color] [color=orange]L[/color] [color=yellow]O[/color] [color=green]R[/color] [color=blue]F[/color] [color=indigo]U[/color][color=violet] L[/color]
Do you need some inspiration?
December 1st is the day of many celebrations, both nation- and world-wide. Today, we celebrate World AIDS Day, Eat a Red Apple Day and Rosa Parks Day; already, on the first day, we have a theme of RED
The flower for December is the Narcissus---delicate white, which also matches the 5 inches of snow I woke up to this morning for the first time this season.
The December stone is Blue Topaz or Turquoise; Hanukkah is associated with Blue and White because they are the colors of the Israeli flag.
Celebrate Kwanza--family, community and culture-- with Red, Black and Green.
My favorite Holiday Song--Silver and Gold! Wouldn't that make a fabulous Fun Fur capelet or scarf to wear to those holiday paarties and new year's eve!
Pointsettia Day is Dec. 12th ... I prefer the pink ones, myself.
Celebrate all those pine needles on your floor by knitting something green!
This is a GREAT challenge for those of you who want to try your first colorwork project--using more than one color in a row! OR, if you're already knitting SOMETHING, and it's a COLOR (as opposed to clear!) you get to participate too!!!! Remember, you can participate in the challenge without starting a brand new project--work it into those presents you'll be furiously knitting over the next few weeks!