I am deep into researching yellow and will be producing a post about that soon, probably tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone who is chiming in with extra information and questions - I will most likely be writing secondary color articles after I work through the spectrum, to include all this new, good stuff. Plus the stuff I keep forgetting (cadmium red, Red 3 food dye, turmeric as an orange dye in Asia...) This has turned into a bigger quest for information than I'd expected - my thought was that I'd just sort of paraphrase "Color" (the book) and all the stuff I know about dye. But the more I research, the more interesting stuff I find. Like yesterday's explanation on how neon colors work. Even the husbeast thought that was intereseting.
Most of my information, if not from "Color" or assorted dye books, is coming off the internet. I generally use Wikipedia as a starting place for each color, and work outward from there. Searching the 'net for each color will likely turn up all my sources, or if anyone wants them, I can send links. Just e-mail and ask. (This information comes to you courtesy of the current romanceland scandal - Cassie Edwards, racist pulp writer, has been caught plagerizing. The entire situation is summarized, hilariously, here. If you're at all interested, read that summary; you will laugh and laugh. Read the comments, too; several famous romance writers check in, including Nora Roberts, who threatens to boil puppies. Or you can get real information, from where it broke, over here. Start clicking on the links to the articles, upper right corner.)
I still think plagarism should be a shooting offense. But we've had this conversation.
Otherwise, we're all rubbing along all right here at House O' Samurai. The latest nerve damage medication (Neurontin) is disagreeing with me, so I'm off it and we'll switch to another. But all the other meds are working great, and things are looking up.
The Goober and I will be heading back to Florida for more time with Grandma and Grandpa, at the end of next week. If I do not have Innsvinget finished by then (I'd like to, but I've no idea what will happen), I'll take it. If it's done, I'll take Russian Prime. I'm looking at other things to finish, also. I've got a lot. At first I planned to do a deal where I finished a project, then started a new one. But after inventorying all the one-armed sweaters around here, I'm thinking finish two, start one, might be more intelligent. At least until I finish everything around here. Ha.
Christmas knitting will begin in March, if not sooner. No mess like last year, ever again.
And here's a Goober photo, for those going through withdrawal: