Sunday, February 03, 2008

I May Be Crazy

but I cannot help myself!

A while back I fell in love with this:



It is appropriately named "Breathtaking" There are so many colors and gradations! Each color exists in a bright which fades into a softer shade: orange, yellow, pink, purple, blue/grey, and black.

The problem was I had no idea what I would ever do with it. I loved it so much that the image from the web site became the wallpaper on my computer while I decided what to do. I waffled. I hemmed and hawed. Eventually, I gave in. Then I discovered...all the skeins had been sold! WAAH! But, all was not lost; with some help from Gina I got a skein.

I've admired it for many months. And at long last it is on the hook:


Yes, this is the crazy part. This shawl is what I am making with the yarn. (pics to follow) It is a festival of colors. It is bold. I'm not sure I have the courage to wear it! Yet, I am going to persevere as I'll only know if it is a go when it is done and I can play with wearing it. In the mean time I'll enjoy the process and hope.

Yup, definitely crazy.

3 comments:

yarnophiliac said...

Don't tease us! Show progress pics!
ps...hugs for you and Harold!

SleepyEyes said...

OMG, Gigi! I'm DYING to see that yarn in that shawl! I know you can pull it off. With your hair and personality, that shawl will be the icing on the cake!

a friend to knit with said...

gigi, that shawl is beautiful.
and i too look forward to seeing it out of that yarn.
have fun! :)