Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Next project...

i ordered lots and lots of beautiful yarn from
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.

posted by Cristina at 12:00 AM


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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