I just realized something about myself. I can't bear to see disasters. I can listen about them on the radio, but I can't look at pictures or watch coverage on television.
This little revelation dawned on me on the way home from work last night. There were back to back stories on the radio talking about the earthquake in Haiti and the oil spill in the gulf. Just like everyone else, I've heard all about them but I have successfully avoided the visuals.
This isn't new behavior for me. I think I can count on one hand the number of images I saw of Katrina's aftermath. It's not that I don't care. I do care. It's just that seeing it disturbs me enormously. It flat out overwhelms me.
I wonder if some of this avoidance has any connection to the fact that I work in fiber. That so much of what I do is color, and texture. That somehow I want to keep that visual corner of my brain safe. I dunno.
So, enough with the navel gazing...Let's turn our eyes to pretty.
This cute little tank is from Kristin Omdahl's latest book, Crochet So Fine!
It's crocheted from our Helen's Lace and shown here in 107 Red Rover. I just love the way the purple of the tank underneath peeks through. The contrast makes the red really stand out.
There's a little lesson in here. We get calls all of the time from people who want to know which of our nearly solids matches a particular color in one of our multicolors. We always steer them towards something that coordinates, but doesn't match. You need a certain amount of contrast to make the colors sing.