Sunday, April 5, 2009

Design Journey: Super Speedy Shrug

This is what I found in my stash, that I think I have adequate quantities to make a long-sleeve bolero: Above, Louet Gems, Chunky weight in "Crabapple". Wool. Love it, but I'm not sure about the color to go with my black/gray/white dress.

Red Heart Luster Sheen in Bluette. Love the yarn weight. If it's going to be "speedy" though, this might take too long. Also, the color.
Plymouth Fantasy Linen. Good yarn. Linen would be good. This is a pale blue with a little taupe strand in it. I don't think it would work with my dress, although it's a good choice.
Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine in Lavender. I loved this color when I bought it, but it is like the exact tone as my skin, so I don't think it is going to work this time. It probably is a yarn I should make something as a gift for a person with a darker skin tone.
Punta del este yarns, Rope Light linen in a cinnamon type color. This could work. I'm not really thrilled about this linen being next to my skin, but I have to remember that blocking and washing does great things for linen.

I kinda wish that I had some Caron Country in like a Charcoal color or the silvery gray color, that probably would be excellent.

I'm thinking I want to do some kind of open shell stitch. Something easy. Something fun and quick. Something that will give me enough coverage but not get stiff or solid.


Sara said...

picture of the dress? i like the cranberry, but may lean more towards the cool colors for you. any blues, purples or grays in your stash?

befuddled514 said...

I like the cranberry too! Which one did you finally decide to work with!?