(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..)