I think I've been doing fairly well with Project Spectrum in general, finding reasons to use pink and red in everyday life as well as knitting. All of my current knits have fire colours (except the stole but it's lace and will take me forever) so part of me has been ignoring a little oversight on my part. The niggling problem is named orange and you see we just don't get along. He makes me look sick when I wear him, is slightly obnoxious and loud, and is really only good for eating. Maybe it's my tendency towards grey but I had no orange anything when this month started.
So does this count? It's Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra in Apricot. Yes the yarn has a slightly pinkish hue but if you look at it in the right light it's got some orange going on. Not orange in a bright shiny way but in a subtle soft way.
While searching for the last missing piece of the fire puzzle I realized that variegated yarns should no longer be added to my stash. They call to me, with all their pretty colours but I never know what to knit with them. Very few of the sock patterns that I want to knit will look at all decent in a variegated yarn. The other unfantastic thing about variegation is that I don't wear it, sort of reminds me of clowns.
Since I came to the life changing yarn decision I found this shibui sock in purple. The raverly Destash/ISO group is the most beautiful thing since sliced bread. I love finding little gems of yarn that get to come home to me. Yarn that I wouldn't be able to find or try otherwise and all at a discount.