Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Next project...

i ordered lots and lots of beautiful yarn from KnitPicks.com.
i ordered yarn with schmate in mind because i'm going to make her a scarf. i've thought very carefully about what to make her and i've dwindled it down to two from which i would like to choose one.

but i need help.


This one I chose for a couple of different reasons:

1. The most obvious one, is that this picture of the model looks like Katy so i know that it would look gorgeous on her.
2. the green is something she would totally dig.
3. i wanted to make it out of this sweater that i took apart to recycle the yarn. sounds weird, but it's a sweater that she and i used to share when we lived together throughout college, and now that we're apart, i thought that it would be a good way to share the sweater and the memories of our crazy days together.

if she doesnt like that idea, i could make it out of the gorgeous yarn that i ordered, which is described as the color of a "red barn" and is made up of 55% Superfine Alpaca, 23% Silk and 22% Merino Wool. Can you say "buttery soft"?



The second idea is this scarf. The reasons why I chose this one is because:

1. its a beautiful pattern that i think she would really like, and
2. the pattern is convienently named "Midwest Moonlight" which could be a loving homage to our time together in Michigan.

I choose a soft Merino Wool spun in Peru in a color called "moss" that closely resembles the overwhelming deep green color that the trees in Michigan used to turn in the summer.

CAST YOUR VOTES PEOPLE.
posted by Cristina at 12:00 AM

3 Comments:

you are so sweet. and cute. i love you!
Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:26 AM  
Awww... they both sound beautiful! Whichever one you feel inspired to do is fine by me. I totally remember that sweater... didn't we steal it from Amy Russel??? -Schmate-
Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:59 PM  
first time commenter...

both are wonderful...such sweet gifts! i think "backyard leaves" might have an edge, not that my opinion really counts here. but that's such a sweet story!

i'm itching to order from knitpicks!
Blogger mrspilkington, at 3:55 PM  

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