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Norah’s Knits: Orange!

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Today, I am thinking about orange.

My car:

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My grandson, Ollie, in this adorable orange Aran:

http://www.berroco.com/patterns/diggory

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An orange gift to knit:

http://www.berroco.com/patterns/bleddyn

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An orange summer hat:

http://www.berroco.com/patterns/slice-ruffled-cap

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And of course, an orange themed giveaway!!

(Not a great segue, but who cares when there’s FREE YARN involved?!?)

Win the book, Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick & Stephanie Flynn Sokolov & we'll give you the yarn to make this scarf!

WIN THE BOOK & YARN TO MAKE THIS SCARF!
(Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick & Stephanie Flynn Sokolov made with Berroco Remix & Berroco Boboli)

How to enter: Tell me what you love about the color orange in the comments section below. I’ll announce a winner in next week’s Norah’s Knits!

Rules:Ā Must be 18 years old to enter. Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win. All comments must be posted by 11:59 P.M. EST on Sunday, March 16.

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  1. Wendy TC #

    My favorite thing about orange is BLOOD ORANGES!

    March 10, 2014
  2. Orange is cheerful, unafraid, and relentlessly optimistic. It is equally spring and fall. It refuses to give up. And it’s a fruit! I love all these things and more about orange.

    March 10, 2014
  3. Melissa #

    Orange is my favorite color! I love how vibrant it is and how it looks next to turquoise!

    March 10, 2014
  4. Pauliine Boll #

    Orange reminds me of autumn, my favourite time of the year.

    March 10, 2014
  5. Laurie Murphy #

    Orange is a bright color that lifts your spirits! Plus reminds me of fall my favorite season!!

    March 10, 2014
  6. Chris Chambers #

    Orange reminds me of my mom–red and orange were her favorite colors….Thanks for the giveaway.

    March 10, 2014
  7. Becky Blanton #

    I love orange because it reminds me of sunshine and summer!!

    March 10, 2014
  8. Kimberly Harbrecht #

    Orange reminds me of summer and sun!

    March 10, 2014
  9. Holly Norton-Mattison #

    I’ve always loved orange. It reminds me of summer, Dreamsicles, sea shells, sunsets, butterfly weed planted next to purple Liatris spicata.

    March 10, 2014
  10. I love orange because it’s such a bright happy color. It looks lovely with royal blue, too!

    March 10, 2014
  11. Gina Zahra #

    When I was little I used to say my hair was orange, not red…that is reason enough to love orange :D

    March 10, 2014
  12. Robin #

    Orange is the color of my children’s schools… junior high, high school and college. It’s a very popular color at my house.

    March 10, 2014
  13. Linda Cannon #

    It always makes me cheerful, It is like a bright spot to the day and makes everything tangy as in orange juice wakes up your tongue, orange color wakes up your life.

    March 10, 2014
  14. Jeulia Hendrick #

    Love orange because it reminds me of warm Summer days with cool breezes. It is a vibrant, feel good color. It helps that I also like oranges and orange juice;)

    March 10, 2014
  15. Michelle Gagner #

    Orange is a happy color. Something I think we all need is happy colors in our accessories during this dreary never-ending winter..

    March 10, 2014
  16. Rose #

    The color of Fall, my favorite season!

    March 10, 2014
  17. Catherine L #

    I love my crazy and beautiful orange cats!

    March 10, 2014
  18. Pat Neill #

    As a redhead I wear a lot of rusty oranges and get all kinds of compliments when I do.

    March 10, 2014
  19. Orange: warm, sun-suffused, joyous, fun

    March 10, 2014
  20. Carol Gauthier #

    I love that it draws attention when it is used well.

    March 10, 2014
  21. kristen #

    Orange reminds me of my best friend and her red hair . I love it

    March 10, 2014
  22. Sue Fritz #

    I love the color orange. Oddly, it looks great with my strawberry blonde hair!

    March 10, 2014
  23. Michelle Carter #

    What I love about the color orange, is that it’s great for every season! In the Fall, it reminds you of leaves, pumpkins, etc. I’m the winter, it reminds me of the crates of clementines they always set out for Christmas. In the Spring, it reminds me of flowers blooming in bright colors. In the summer, it reminds me of sunshine and warmth!!! Very versatile. Thanks for such a fabulous and generous giveaway!

    March 10, 2014
  24. Carol rausch #

    I love orange as it’s a great color to wear all year round but especially in fall when we wear scarves so frequently.

    March 10, 2014
  25. Lesley #

    I am a “fall” in terms of colour and birthdays! I love orange for warming and brightening up darker browns and greens and blues.

    March 10, 2014
  26. Pat #

    Orange is bold! When you walk into a room with orange you are seen and everyone know you have arrived! It makes a statement and says look at me I am here! Love Orange!

    March 10, 2014
  27. Linda #

    Yes – I love citrus of any kind – but oranges are a favorite. As a color, orange suggests change – so my kitchen is painted “shrimp toast” and my living room and hallway is painted “October pumpkin.” (I also love pairing orange with purple….)

    March 10, 2014
  28. Analiese #

    Especially love bright orange socks! Make the winter tolerable

    March 10, 2014
  29. Jeri H. #

    I love the color orange! You should have seen my first kitchen in the early ’70s! Sunsets and fall leaves are favorites too!

    March 10, 2014
  30. Sandra Blake #

    I love it because it is appropriate for any season. My Christmas tree has all orange bulbs!

    March 10, 2014
  31. Janet #

    Syracuse University is the home of the Orange! So everyone who loves SU basketball loves the color orange!

    March 10, 2014
  32. Annette #

    Orange is a joyful happy color. Oranges appeal to the appetite. ORANGE makes me feel bright and rejuvenated.

    March 10, 2014
  33. Kelly S #

    Orange is bright and cheery, and it makes me think about all the things I love in Fall (namely pumpkin-flavored everything)!

    March 10, 2014
  34. Melissa Perkins #

    I like orange for how it makes you feel and it looks good on me. But it’s got to be the right shade of orange…more tangerine-y not neon.

    March 10, 2014
  35. This tough winter on the North Coast the orange I am thinking of is the center of a daffodil or even the the hint of orange on the petal of a yellow crocus. Spring! Thank you for the chance to enter.

    March 10, 2014
  36. Joanne #

    Orange has energy…and is often the perfect POP when used with care. It can be a statement in breaking outside the box, showing confidence and noticability

    March 10, 2014
  37. karen #

    Orange is fall colors. Love fall colors.

    March 10, 2014
  38. Susan Benesch #

    Orange is a delicious color-always cheerful and fun. Love to eat oranges too. Thank you very much for this give away. Your grandson is adorable especially in his cheerful orange aran sweater.

    March 10, 2014
  39. I like orange because it bears no gender connotations. I can make things for my granddaughter that my grandson will also be able to wear!.

    March 10, 2014
  40. Barbara #

    Orange is my son’s favorite color ,happy and cheerful just like hi,.

    March 10, 2014
  41. tracey c #

    Iam a bit in love with orange right now. after this bitter winter, orange looks so sunny and bright. It is Just the color I am looking for.

    March 10, 2014
  42. Rebecca #

    I love baked goods made with canned pumpkin!

    March 10, 2014
  43. Suzie #

    the light at sunrise and sunset!

    March 10, 2014
  44. Linda GASPICH #

    Orange is hopeful and happy which we all need. Especially this time of year.

    March 10, 2014
  45. Pat #

    Orange reminds me of fall, oranges and browns, a walk in the woods, a little knitting, a cup of tea and a light autumn breeze.

    Life us good……

    March 10, 2014
  46. Lorinda #

    I love the color orange because it is has it’s own zing. Plus it makes me feel happy! As a child, I had my bedroom painted bright yellow with two shades of orange to accent everything. It reminds me of growing up with our orange orchard to play in.All those wonderful oranges that we could pick and eat anytime we wanted. Yep, orange is a wonderful color, just makes me feel good and smile!

    March 10, 2014
  47. Sarah #

    I love that scarf! Orange always reminds me of fruit and summer.

    March 10, 2014
  48. mkg #

    My favorite thing about orange is that it goes with everything!

    March 10, 2014
  49. Jenn #

    Orange reminds me of summer!!!!

    March 10, 2014
  50. Georgia G #

    Orange: cheerful color..half red and half yellow.

    March 10, 2014
  51. Emmie #

    Orange is the perfect balance of warmth and light. Not over the top like yellow, not overly serious like red. It’s jack o lanterns & falling leaves & cracklings fires & happiness.

    March 10, 2014
  52. its hard to be sad around orange!

    March 10, 2014
  53. MJ #

    Orange is such a misunderstood color. It comes in so many beautiful shades, enough to satisfy any palate. And it’s such a cheery color.

    March 10, 2014
  54. Orange ( warm, invigorating & fresh ) stimulates the creative juices and nourishes the spirit like the fruit we all know and enjoy. Orange is the perfect balance of primal creation energy of Red and the cosmic or solar Yellow energy of the sun. Filled with this balance of creative energy and cosmic spark it fuels the imagination as well as the solar plexus ( seat of all creative energy ) inspiring us to HUNGER for that which we naturally crave and can not live without. Our hunger feeds our need for new, nourishing, awakening freshness for body, mind and spirit – ! Create an orange ripple and it will spread out from you and inspire the world. A drop of Orange is all you need……

    March 10, 2014
  55. Gloria #

    Sunrises, sunsets, and the in between–all of the other wondrous things our sun does for us: our seasons, sustaining our flora and fauna, and presenting us with a new, orange tomorrow!

    March 10, 2014
  56. Orange is always warm and happy! Even on a cold winter day, a bit of orange can make it feel much brighter.

    March 10, 2014
  57. Cheryl R #

    I always associate orange with summer’s setting sun. I’m fed up with winter.

    March 10, 2014
  58. Deb Falco #

    Orange is a color that just makes me happy- cheerful and bright, warm and rich…any shade.

    March 10, 2014
  59. Orange is a HAPPY color!

    March 10, 2014
  60. pamrohrkemper #

    Orange…for the woman who knows who she is!

    March 10, 2014
  61. Harlee Cole #

    Beautiful colours of the the sunset. Tangerines and oranges…some of my favorite things.

    March 10, 2014
  62. noreen rollins #

    Feel good foods like – squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, sweet navel oranges, peaches, a beautiful color found in all seasons.šŸ˜€

    March 10, 2014
  63. Ellen #

    Orange is my daughter! She loves anything/everything orange, so I do, too!

    March 10, 2014
  64. Debbie S #

    It’s a warm color that makes me smile.

    March 10, 2014
  65. Laura #

    Orange makes me smile!

    March 10, 2014
  66. Jaci b #

    Because it’s the color of the sunrise and sunset. A good way to start and end the day.

    March 10, 2014
  67. MBWilliamsNJ #

    Orange is warm! Think the glow of the afternoon sun here in the northeast as we wait for spring to arrive…but Orange is cool! Think also of the crisp autumn leaves telling us to begin the harvest, since winter will soon be approaching.

    March 10, 2014
  68. Megan #

    Orange is the color of my daughter’s hair! She was born with black hair, but by 6 months she had a full head of orange hair. Coincidentally, her name is a perfect fit: Penny!

    March 10, 2014
  69. Sandy Ginn #

    I love the color Orange because I bleed Orange during baseball season! The Baltimore Orioles colors are Orange and black. I knitted an orange and black scarf to wear during the chilly parts of the season. Orange also reminds me of pumpkins and pumpkin pie and crocheting orange circles to make pumpkin pins.

    March 10, 2014
  70. Orange is my favorite color-it’s so cheerful and looks nice with almost any color.

    March 10, 2014
  71. Paula A. #

    So many shades of orange from peach to bittersweet…the power of red and yellow combined…warmth on the coldest day…scent-memories of citrus and spice…and nothing rhymes with orange!

    March 11, 2014
  72. mandymend #

    Halloween with orange pumpkins is a happy time.

    March 11, 2014
  73. Meme #

    I love orange because it’s such a happy color!

    March 11, 2014
  74. Marlene Berghout #

    I love the freshness of orange and also how lovely it looks with my jeans!

    March 11, 2014
  75. Carolyn #

    I love all shades of orange; it is such a cheerful color! My favorite season is fall and orange is the color of fall. I love to weave and have learned a lot from Jane Patrick’s other books.

    March 11, 2014
  76. Merna #

    Burnt orange for me, fall, deep, rich color. I love all the secondary colors, but especially orange.

    March 11, 2014
  77. Darlene Krystal #

    Orange is great for knitting afghans with pumpkins on a black background for Halloween Wallhangings……..

    March 11, 2014
  78. tracy #

    Orange is my son’s favorite color, so I am always on the lookout for it. It’s cheery. And when I met my husband, he drove an orange car. So, I guess I like it too!

    March 11, 2014
  79. theresa #

    Orange reminds me of some of my favourite things: autumn, leaves, a sunset, a campfire.

    March 11, 2014
  80. Teresa Fredson #

    I have some orange yarn to make some head kerchiefs for this summer. The color orange brightens my face and reminds me of the vitamins I get from eating an orange. :)

    March 11, 2014
  81. Lucie Paquet #

    Orange is there to color my world, just as yours. It brings me sunshine and beauty everytime I wear it or I see it!

    March 11, 2014
  82. Orange is a happy color. Whether it’s a car or a sweater. It’s a feel good color.

    March 11, 2014
  83. Barbara Fritz-Elliott #

    Orange is life giving it prevents scurvy. Orange shouts I am here so fall is here. Orange is the color of flames in the fire that reminds me of memories past. I just love everything orange!

    March 11, 2014
  84. Dena #

    I love everything about orange–from how it makes me think of glorious sunsets to juicy oranges to some of my favorite clothes!

    March 11, 2014
  85. Orange is a happy color! A car a sweater, anything orange is happy.

    March 11, 2014
  86. Nicole MacStay #

    It’s WARM…and right now (living in NH) I need all the warm I can get :-)

    March 11, 2014
  87. Gail Korhonen #

    Orange is a color that brightens any season.

    March 11, 2014
  88. Susan #

    I love orange because it warms up my otherwise sallow complexion lol. It gives me color and makes me happy. Orange is usually associated with fall, but I think if you pair it with the right colors, you can use orange in the spring (paired with pink, turquoise, red) and summer (paired with yellow, white or just by itself). The more vibrant and bright, the better!

    March 11, 2014
  89. Ellen Gaynor #

    Orange is a warm, happy color/

    March 11, 2014
  90. Miriam Bradley #

    I have two beautiful nieces with fabulous Irish red hair .(essentially orange ) they are stunning !

    March 11, 2014
  91. yarnaddicted #

    Orange is a favorite because it is so cheery and is a great accent color!
    Kim Reid

    March 11, 2014
  92. Nancy Anderson #

    I feel warm & sunny, all the time.

    March 11, 2014
  93. Orange is the color of my alma mater. Let’s go Orange! Da ‘cuse!

    March 11, 2014
  94. Jill #

    I love the earthiness of orange

    March 11, 2014
  95. Shelley #

    Orange is fiery and sexy and makes any project perfect!

    March 11, 2014
  96. Kate Sreenan #

    Orange! A vibrant energetic color. Delicious fruits – oranges, clementines, mangoes. Kumquats! Carrots. Sweet potatoes. Spring -the center of some daffodils. Tulips. Monarch butterflies. Orange tabby cats. Babies wearing orange aran baby sweaters. Warmth – the color of flames. And lovely orange Berroco yarns! Thanks for the great give away, and thanks for getting me thinking about all the wonderful things orange!

    March 11, 2014
  97. Seattlesticks #

    Among my closest friends, we consider orange to be the “new” neutral — it really goes with just about everything!

    March 11, 2014
  98. Julie #

    I love orange as a neutral ! I know people will think I’m nutty, but I love it all year long, and it goes with most every other color !! I want to make this scarf. It uses 2 of my favorite Berroco yarns, Remix and Boboli !

    March 11, 2014
  99. Linda #

    I love orange in the fall mixed with the yellow and green leafs. I also think orange is a cheerful and bold color.

    March 11, 2014
  100. Susan #

    Orange reminds me of my dad. When I was 9 I wanted to paint my room bright orange, and my dear dad let me.

    March 11, 2014
  101. tresa #

    my son’s favorite color :-)

    March 11, 2014
  102. Sharon #

    Who doesn’t love the color of a pumpkin!

    March 11, 2014
  103. Debra #

    Orange is, to me, a cheerful color. And its also bold and daring. Plus, its in style this season! :D

    March 11, 2014
  104. Kristie #

    I love the warmth and vibrancy of orange.

    March 11, 2014
  105. Carol Eddington #

    I’ve had two orange cars! My current Mini Cooper and some time ago, a VW Beetle. Orange is warm, cheerful, and begs to be noticed!

    March 11, 2014
  106. MelodyJ #

    Orange is bold and fun.

    March 11, 2014
  107. It’s a happy color and it always makes me smile. I’m weaving an orange scarf right now!

    March 11, 2014
  108. Allison Jones #

    I love it’s bright, cheeriness

    March 11, 2014
  109. Debky #

    Orange fills my senses. Oddly enough, it’s winter it calls to mind. Big oranges at Christmas time. The orange hat my grandson wears that matches his coat. The quilt, called Orange Slices, I get out in January to fend off the gray days.

    March 11, 2014
  110. sharon M #

    Orange is my favorite color to knit with when the days are gloomy and winter just won’t end…I have knit a couple of hats in orange – – its also a color to keep loved ones safe when they insist on taking walks in the woods during hunting season

    March 11, 2014
  111. Jennifer West #

    Orange is a cheerful color to make your winter wardrobe pop,a must for fall and a fun color for spring and summer. I’ve knit a sundress in orange with a lacy matching shawl. Such a great color. ORANGE ROCKS:)

    March 11, 2014
  112. Lynn Battle #

    I like orange because it is the best tasting color.

    March 11, 2014
  113. Cheryl A. Gilliam #

    I love that scarf and have been wanting to make one if I could afford to buy
    the yarn. Beautiful. Like the scarves they wear on tv

    March 11, 2014
  114. Janet Roberts #

    Orange is my best friend’s favorite color. I like to keep small orange accents about the house. I smile when I see them as they remind me of her.

    March 11, 2014
  115. Patricia #

    Orange is inspiring! My craft room is going to be orange, so I’ll be happy, energetic, and ready to work as soon as I walk in!

    March 11, 2014
  116. Dari Trout #

    Orange is so bright and cheerful! Can be an uplift to any day.

    March 11, 2014
  117. Katinka #

    I have the perfect coloring for orange — green eyes, slightly copper hair. I confess, I’m the person who buys up the world’s orange clearance yarn!

    March 11, 2014
  118. Elaine P. #

    I love orange too! It should be worn all year and not just in the Fall! People should stop being afraid of wearing orange! It can be bright or earthy !

    March 11, 2014
  119. Merry #

    Orange is my favorite color. I have lots of orange socks, sweaters, furniture (I’m not kidding.) It’s all good!

    March 11, 2014
  120. Deb #

    I like orange because it reminds me of my favorite season..Fall…and the leaves on the trees changing colors all across the NH landscape.

    March 11, 2014
  121. so vibrant!

    March 11, 2014
  122. sarah #

    Orange is warm:) I like bright orange for summer, and pumpkin orange for fall/winter. Living in Canada where winter seems so long (especially this year!) orange seems to brighten up anything!

    March 11, 2014
  123. Kay #

    Orange is one of my favorite colors because it plays so well with other colors. Orange and red – fiery! Orange and brown – crisp, fall day. Orange and blue – a pop against each other. But a woman who drives an orange car knows all that!

    March 11, 2014
  124. Sarah Campbell #

    It reminds me of fall, my favorite time of year.

    March 11, 2014
  125. Orange is one of my favorite colors – though I like the darker, earthier form more than the bright oranges. It is a cheerful color and always looks happy.

    March 11, 2014
  126. savannagal #

    Orange has always been one of my favorite colors – though I prefer darker, earthier oranges more than the brighter ones. It is always a cheerful color.

    March 11, 2014
  127. Andrea B #

    Orange is bright and cheerful

    March 11, 2014
  128. Eva #

    Orange looks good with my skin tone, which is what I love about it. It’s also cheery and bright, even the more muted variations.

    March 11, 2014
  129. Wanda Crowell #

    Orange brightens up everything! I love it as a pop of color. I have a red headed grand nephew who totally rocks orange. Love it !

    March 11, 2014
  130. Lynne Phelps #

    I adore orange in Avery version of the color as I have vivid auburn hair! From peachy shades through rusty browns and every step in between, orange is my favorite shade to where! I have also been seriously shopping for a loom, so winning this giveaway would be very timely!

    March 12, 2014
    • Lynne Phelps #

      Aargh, I hate autocorrect! “Every” shade of orange, and favorite color to “wear”!

      March 12, 2014
  131. Tami Oki #

    Orange is a great color on it’s own. It’s also a great accent color with greens and blues.

    March 12, 2014
  132. Marissa #

    Orange reminds me of Thanksgiving, the start of the holidays!

    March 13, 2014
  133. Robin #

    Orange is a wonderful spring and fall color, reminding us to pop into spring and melt into fall.

    March 13, 2014
  134. Nothing rhymes with orange.

    March 13, 2014
  135. Roxie Day #

    I love the way it can actually work as a versatile neutral in its muted tones yet land a real punch when it’s bright.

    March 14, 2014
  136. Orange is the color of optimism. I am working on an orange lace weight shawl and it would love to have a little twin, a scarf.

    March 14, 2014
  137. heather #

    I love the color orange because it is so vibrant and happy.

    March 15, 2014
  138. shelley kent #

    Orange is the color that sneaks up on you when you picking out yarn ….you may think you want red or yellow but orange will end up in my stash every time…it makes things warmer and brighter and who doesn’t like a Harvest moon..

    March 16, 2014
  139. Joanne #

    Orange for me can either be a happy bright color or mixed with neutrals something more subtle. Either way it is one of my favorites!

    March 16, 2014
  140. kira #

    Orange is the color of my favorite Maine coon!

    March 16, 2014
  141. Carolyn #

    Orange is happy and warm – regardless of whether it’s pale peach or deep rust or neon or faded, it’s still warm and happy. And way back when we “had our colors done” I was told that orange was the one color that I shouldn’t wear, and boy was that wrong! There are days when orange is the absolute perfect thing to wear. So there.

    March 16, 2014
  142. It makes me think of warmer weather … which I can’t wait for!

    March 16, 2014
  143. NancyJ #

    Late entry but I have to share. Our son, now 34, has a certain degree of color blindness. Many darker colors look the same to him…but not orange. The whole family caught on to his preference for things orange and I hold a fondness for it.

    March 29, 2014

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