of tulips and roses

(Apologies for the blurry photos - I'm having a bit of a hard time with my lens at the moment!!)

The other day, I tried to hint to my other half that I hadn't received flowers for more than a year... and that it was coming up to tulip season (my favourite) , and that perhaps it would be nice to get a little surprise. Of course, I didn't get much joy out of that conversation but i'm secretly hoping that he didn't respond on purpose so that he could "psych" me out to think I wasn't getting any flowers when really I was..

Yes I know how that sounds. But I shall ignore it :)

So anyways, thinking about flowers and the like got me to cast on for the Rose Shouldered Shrug, from Knit1 Magazine Fall 08. I had originally bought some Classic Elite Cotton Bam Boo for it but decided that the lack of variegation in the yarn would make for a somewhat "flat" looking shrug. I wanted this one to *pop* - to have depth.

To my rescue came that strange sparkley yarn I bought the other week , that appeared to do the trick..

So I cast on for the main shoulder shrug part...

Then I got bored of stockinette, and separately cast on for the first section of the rose..

I like the sparkley contrast, but I think the contrast might be a bit much so I'm thinking of dyeing the whole thing when I'm finished. Maybe an wine coloured red, or a blue of some sort..
But we'll see :)

(until then.. i'm hoping there's some flowers waiting for me when I head home this weekend..)



9:29 PM, July 24, 2009

Sparkly and really cute! It must be fun to knit! Hope we can get a glimpse if you do get flowers ;-)

  Team Knit

10:17 PM, July 24, 2009

that yarn is gorgeous, and that rose looks so perfect! it's going to be great.

- Julie


2:14 AM, July 30, 2009

I love the sparkly, pink yarn. :-)

Don't worry, my bf hasn't gotten me flowers in 2 years. His reasoning is that flowers tend to die within a week, whereas a DVD or some other material object will last longer. :-P


10:28 AM, August 11, 2009

did you get your flowers? can't wait to see this knit up! it's easier than making it myself. :)

oh, did you ever make that twinkle sweater coat? summer's almost over and i'm thinking of winter knits again and was considering this as a possibility..


4:42 AM, August 19, 2009

love the shoes!