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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Beauty Contest

"Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful. "

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


I have three different scarf and hat sets on the needles right now and as soon as I finish Chrysanthemum (Hey! You try beading with a one year old in attendance - new definition of impossibility) I will get busy on one of them in case anyone needs a new Xmas knitting project.

The question before us is: which one?

Which one speaks to YOUR imagination?

Exhibit A: highly textured (all done with yarnovers and decreases) done in worsted weight multicolored wool - good pattern for blending colors and eliminating pooling. Written directions, intermediate level. Yarn is Mountain Colors Mountain Goat. This set will also include mittens.

Exhibit B: solid color DK weight - oversized lace pattern. charted, intermediate lace knitter. Yarn in model is Mirasol Tupa - lovely sheen, silk & wool blend.

Exhibit C: easy truncated cable pattern for progressive colored yarn. DK weight, written directions. Noro Yuzen is used for the model.

Y'all can vote over on the sidebar for the rest of the week - I figure it will take me about that long to get Chrysanthemum out to GVC subscribers...sigh...

I promise I will abide by your wishes. so please vote for your favorite.

I like them all!

And now I am off to pack up yesterday's yarn sale. It is almost gone now, folks; the end is near...

FYI, if you ordered books last week, I held some of the packages to combine with yesterday's yarn purchases, Will get those without additional goodies out in tomorrow's post.


Leslie said...

Love the Emerson quote, thanks for sharing it today.

lamazeteacher said...

Exhibit "B" is gorgeous. It gets my vote!

Rebecca said...

Looks like I am voting on the right "team". Exhibit "B" is quite lovely.