Pantone, the world authority on color, breathlessly announces the 2011 Color of the Year: "Energizing Honeysuckle Lifts Spirits and Imparts Confidence to Meet Life's Ongoing Challenges." In capital letters no less!
I like the pink; everyone in the world looks great in pink, me especially. :-) But this insistence on excessive optimism is a bit much to take in this terrible economic downturn and crazy-ass world.
Pantone also released a palette of other hip colors, all of which look too bright and cheery for my taste. Exotic Journey? I think not! All of these hues could stand a big dose of testosterone. They look like the yarn you would buy to make granny square baby blanket.
Meanwhile, I'm stressed out of my mind. Sixteen days until Christmas which means 14 days before Tom's sweater needs to be done (washing, blocking, and seaming must be completed before Santa comes, too). I'm halfway up the front and have finished the back and sleeves. I knit like crazy but it feels slow going; I can't wait until it's done. I need to knit a pair of mitts done before Christmas, too plus my business is busier than hell. That's good news, but I wish things were more relaxed so that I could be more relaxed.
I know I'm not alone. Stress abides in abundance in December and you're probably feeling it, too. Hang in there, girl. This, too, shall pass - and then we'll be on to a long, cold, dark winter. As Pantone tells us, there is much to look forward to.