It’s no secret that I may or may not have a slight obsession with Disney, even if I don’t write about it much here. Although they were never a huge thing in my house when I was little, nobody can deny that most Disney films are fantastic. In what I now like to call the Dark Times, I once admitted to a friend in college that, although I enjoyed it, I wasn’t crazy about Disney like she and another friend were. And I wasn’t. Disney was always just there, and I enjoyed a movie every now and then, but I didn’t have one of those “I love this movie so much” movies or an “I love this princess so much” princess. I had a slight affinity toward Snow White, but for no reason other than when my family got our first DVD player, that was one of the movies I got that Christmas.
But then I went to Disney World in May. And, boy, let me tell you: I could either consider that the best or worst decision of my life thus far.
- It was absolutely incredible. It was my fifth time going, but the first when I was old enough and mature enough to fully appreciate how wonderful (and expensive) it really is.
- I got to go with just my mom, and it was great to be able to spend time with just her after a stressful and grievous few months.
- Even though it rained for a couple days and, at the time, it was really annoying to constantly be wet, I can’t help but look back and just sigh at how perfect everything seems in hindsight.
- I can’t stop thinking about Disney World.
- I’m constantly planning my next trip in my head. Where will we stay? How many days will we spend in each park? What will the decorative Minnie ears look like this time around?
- Each time I mention going again to my mother, she tends to, shall I say, disagree with me on our ability to go again in 2014. (But toward the end of 2014. Let’s not get too hasty.)
Well, let’s just say that I’ve been saving my pennies, even though it’s really $100 bills I need. But in the meantime, I’ve started working with color palettes and photos to choose yarn to work on some Disney-inspired knits.
One of the first comes from the photo of Cinderella Castle you see above. It’s an icon I’ve seen in person and in photos hundreds of times, but I don’t think I’ve ever really looked at its architecture. I was stunned to notice that some of the turrets are actually pale pink in color, and that there are so many differently-colored stones in the masonry. Looking at this photo and others taken by this photographer and more I’ve found online - it was as if a whole new world surrounded Disney architecture opened up.
I’m not going to say much else about the Castle project right now, mostly because I don’t have any photos of anything yet to show, but let me just say that I am very pleased with how it’s turning out. I’ve loved taking color schemes and playing around with them, so I’m really excited about doing this.
More to come soon!
Photo of Cinderella Castle by joe.diebold on Flickr.
(And super bonus points to anyone who caught my unintentional Disney pun in this post.)