Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Beautiful Surprise

Hubby and I did most of our holiday celebrating while Mom and Dad were here at Thanksgiving. When Christmas did roll around, we did do much. We cuddled, watched some Christmas specials on tv, read, and called our families. There was no tree, feast or gifts. While I am normally a big fan of the holiday festivities, this quite day for the two of us was a nice change of pace for our first Christmas alone. Even though we didn't have anything planned, we were still in for some very sweet surprises from our friends and family.

One of the most unexpected and exciting was this beautiful hank of Ozark Handspun that was sent from some friends in Arkansas. It is a fabulous yarn. It is about an aran weight, singly ply (which I only had to point out because I am proud that I understand what it means). When the hank is opened up and laid out, the two main colors (a rich copper and a deep teal) are on opposite ends and faded into each other. I almost set my cardigan aside because I was so excited to start playing with this. I am having trouble deciding what it wants to be though. I have about 190yards so I have been thinking it might be a beret, a cowl, or a tea cozy. Of course it could also be a hat, fingerless mittens, or a (short) scarf. Any ideas? Until I figure it out, it will just have to sit here on my desk looking beautiful so I can try to commune with it as I browse Ravelry.

P.S. I finally got my male model to put on his Dashing Gauntlets so I could take a better picture.

1 comment:

Lupie said...

I vote for the beret and the gauntlets are beautiful.