midsummer night’s dream

31 07 2006

BMFA is having a color naming contest for their “midsummer” line of colors! the winner recieves a skein of their namesake color in the mail after members of the rockin’ sock club vote on the fave monikers. i admit it. i haven’t read midsummer night’s dream. {gasp}. yes, i know. how did i happen to get through private school and college without reading it? dunno. maybe this lack of education also explains my punctuation and grammar deficits. regardless, i read the sparknotes (today’s version of cliffnotes?)…and submitted this:

From: crankygrrrrrl
Date: Jul 30, 2006 2:19 PM
Subject: Rockin’ Sock Club Contest #2 – Color Name Submission
To: sockclub@bluemoonfiberarts.com

I’m submitting my color name for #3: Love-In-Idleness

And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark’d I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness. -A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act ii. Sc. 1.

Keeping my fingers crossed,

.: tani :.

i thought it was the most soothing of the colors (and i need soothing these days). for those of you without the shade card, the picture showed shades of green in mint, lime, grass & forest and also those of lilac, violet and a heathery purple grey…the name of the flower immediately came to mind since i had just poured over the complete, unabridged text (cough! liar! cough!) of the play. in my imagination the flower looked rather innocent, just like love can sometimes be…but my research on the internet showed a bright and eye-catching baby pansy:


grrrrr, baby!

speaking of liars…i made a liar out of myself this weekend. it was my intention to post the prizes for my secret contest…i was very busy this weekend, then i work two nights in a row (which just kills me)…so i’m sorry to dave, who gets first choice!

okay, back to sleep…




One response

6 08 2006
Lisa K.

Love-in-idleness was my pick too – for #3 because it reminded me of the colors of little purple pansies nestled among their pretty green leaves. Great minds think alike.

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